RCTFC athlete wins Aggregate at BCCSSAA meet

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RCTFC athlete Lauren Vanee wins three firsts, aggregate award, sets two meet records at BCCSSAA trackmeet

Royal City Track and Field Club athlete Lauren Vanee won three first place ribbons and set two BCCSSAA (BC Christian Secondary Schools Athletic Association) trackmeet records on Friday, April 16, 2015 while representing Carver Christian Secondary School track and field team. Her records were set in Junior Girls’ 300m hurdles and Junior Girls’ 500g javelin.

Vanee ran the 300m hurdles in 51.82. She threw to 34.85m in javelin which was not only a meet record but also a personal best throw.
Vanee’s success at the meet also included winning the Junior Girls’ 400m.
In recognition of her top performance at the meet, Vanee was also the recipient of the 2015 BCCSSAA Junior Girls’ Aggregate Award for top grade 9/10 female.
Congratulations Lauren!

Pre-Season training underway for RCTFC athletes

RCTFC athletes Grace Fetherstonhaugh, Grace Vanee, Lauren Vanee and Kathryn Oostenbrink tough it at a Saturday morning practice.

RCTFC athletes (l-r) Lauren Vanee, Kathryn Oostenbrink, Grace Vanee and Grace Fetherstonhaugh tough it out at a Saturday morning practice.

RCTFC athletes are eagerly anticipating the start of their scheduled outdoor season practices which begin early April.

Athletes in the competitive programs have been participating since February at scheduled indoor practices and taking it outside on Saturday mornings for some time at the track.

Royal City Track Athletes recognized at BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet

008Two Royal City Track and Field Club midget athletes received plaques from BC Athletics on December 6th at the 2014 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet for accomplishing the BC Athletics’ Award Standard in their events during the course of the 2014 Track and Field Season.

RCTFC’s Devin Strome, 14, was recognized for accomplishing 1.55m in high jump while competing at the Legion Canadian Youth Championships.Devin HJ 1

Teammate Grace Fetherstonhaugh, also 14, was awarded for her performances in the 1200m (3:44:77) and 2000m (6:39:04) at the Jesse Bent Memorial Cheetah Meet.GraceJesseBent2


Royal City Athletes dominate at XC Season Finale

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Congratulations to Royal City Track and Field Club XC runners Milena Kalisch, 11, Sabine Girt, 12, and Shea Janke, 13,  for their determined performances at the end of the season National Cross Country race in Vancouver on Saturday, November 29th. The event which included competitors from all over the province, and potentially, the country, took place alongside the National Cross Country Championships. The trio won gold medals in their respective age-groups for their strong races in very tough wintery conditions!

Royal City Track XC runners top Highschool XC Provincials

Shea Janke, Tomas Ward, Emily Chilton and Grace Fetherstonhaugh of Royal City competed Sat, November 1st at the BC XC Championships representing their highschools!image

Highlights included Emily Chilton’s 13th place finish and Grace Fetherstonhaugh’s 3rd place finish in the Junior category, out of 171 competitors in the girls category.

In the boys’ category, out of 176 runners, Shea Janke and Tomas Ward both represented the club very well, with Shea, gr 8, competing against gr 9s and 10s in the junior category and placing 81st.

Royal City Track and Field Club Athletes win well at XC Champs

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Royal City Track and Field Club was well represented at the BC Athletics’ Provincial Cross Country Championships at Clearbrook Park in Abbotsford on October 25 with 16 athletes competing at the event.

In the 9 year old boys’ category, Angus Steele, took 1st place.

For 10 year old girls, Monika Arcadi placed 10th, Emily Bowles took 4th, and Kate Bowles and Grace Hodges took 18 and 19 place amongst athletes from all over the province.

For 11-year old girls, Kate Stewart-Barnett, Milena Kalisch and Maria Kim took 2nd, 3rd and 6th place.

For 12-year old girls, Sabine Girt took 6th, Ella Fetherstonhaugh took 9th and Emma Dolman won 15th.

For 13 year old boys’, Shea Janke took 5th place in the province.

For 14 year old girls, Grace Fetherstonhaugh and Ashlynne Stairs took 3rd and 5th place.

In the 15 year old girls agegroup Emily Chilton won 7th.

Congratulations also to Prachi Brahmbhatt for competing well in her first cross country race with Royal City Track and Field Club.

The following athletes should also be recognized for winning one of the BC Athletics’ plaques for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in the Lower Mainland Series races overall in their respective age-groups (best 4 performances, including championships, from 6 races in the fall series):

  • Angus Steele-9 year old boys’-1st place plaque
  • Kate Stewart-Barnett-11 year old girls’-2nd place plaque
  • Shea Janke-13 year old boys’-2nd place plaque
  • Grace Fetherstonhaugh-14 year old girls’-1st place plaque
  • Ashlynne Stairs-14 year old girls’-2nd place plaque
  • Milena Kalisch-11 year old girls’-4th place in the series
  • Emily Chilton-15 year old girls’-4th place in the series