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Distance Runner/Steeplechaser Grace Fetherstonhaugh and Distance Runner/Steeplechaser/High Jumper Katie Stewart-Barnett were recognized at the 2017 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet on February 4, 2018.
Fetherstonhaugh was named 2017 BC Athletics Youth Female Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Highlights of her season included Gold at Canada Summer Games in 3000m steeplechase and Bronze at Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships in 3000m steeplechase. She currently holds the record in 2000m steeplechase (6:41.46) at the Canadian Youth Legion National Championships and in 2017 was ranked 1st provincially and nationally in both 2000m and 3000m steeplechase.
Stewart-Barnett was named 2017 Midget Female Cross Country Runner of the Year. Stewart-Barnett won the Gold medal at the BC Cross Country Championships in the Female 14 age group and she won the Bronze Medal at BC High School Junior Championships. She won the Female 14 Lower Mainland Cross Country Series and was undefeated in 4 races. Stewart-Barnett was also a recipient of the BC Athletics Midget 14 Female Track & Field Award. She accomplished the standard in the 2000m (with a time of 6:34.05) with her Silver medal win at the Jesse Bent, in the 1500m steeplechase (with a time of 5:04.66) with her Gold medal win at the BC Athletics Track & Field Championship Jamboree and also in high jump with her Gold medal win at the Ocean Athletics Summer Series #1 Meet with a jump of 1.60m.
Congratulations to all Royal City Track & Field Club Athletes and Coaches on a very successful 2017 Track & Field Season and Cross Country Season as well!
Here are some highlight pics from the 2017 Royal City Track & Field Club Banquet:
Congratulations to all RCTFC Athletes for their personal accomplishments and to all the RCTFC Coaches for their time, energy and expertise!
Thank you to Coach Jason Delesalle for the photos.
Congratulations to the Royal City Track & Field Club Cross Country Team who ran in sub zero temperatures as well as falling snow at the BC High School Cross Country Provincial Championships Saturday, November 4th at Jericho Park in Vancouver.
The high school athletes included: Ashlynne Stairs, Monika Arcadi, Isabella Brunoro, Katie Stewart-Barnett, Grace Fetherstonhaugh, Ryan Roberts, Shea Janke, Alex Romero and Ryan Goudron (who is in grade 9 but raced in the Senior Boys race)-all are to be congratulated for their strong performances in their 4.6km and 6.9km races!
Top 50 Performance Highlights (each race included well over 200 racers) included:
- Senior Boys (233 racers)-Shea Janke for 33rd place finish and Alejandro Romero for 18th place
- Senior Girls (242 racers)-Grace Fetherstonhaugh for 2nd place and Ashlynne Stairs for 30th place
- Junior Girls (249 racers)-Katie Stewart-Barnett for 3rd place and Isabella Brunoro for 7th place
Full results can be found here:
Congratulations to Monika Arcadi and Ellie Yong for their track & field season 2017! Both athletes were recognized at the BC Athletics Awards Banquet on Sunday, October 29th for outstanding accomplishments in their respective events by meeting the BC Athletics Award Standard criteria!
Arcadi received the award for her accomplishments in high jump. During the season the 13 year old’s personal best reached 1.50m!
Ten year old Yong received the award for her 60m sprint in 9.21secs.
Congratulations to the RCTFC Cross Country Team for their determined performances at the BC Athletics Cross Country Championships in Abbotsford on Saturday, October 28th.
As you can see from the photos, the weather was mild and actually pretty warm for XC racing standards!
Congratulations to Ava Forsyth, Jackson Schiebler, Finn Janke, Ryan Perks, Ellie Yong, Ashley Ko, Max Holmes, Emily Bowles, Monika Arcadi, Katie Stewart-Barnett, Ryan Goudron, Ryan Roberts, Grace Fetherstonhaugh, Alejandro Romero, Isabella Brunoro and Shea Janke for capping off their seasons at this Provincial Championship!
The team started off well with a Silver in the 9 year old race for Ava Forsyth. She battled a strong field of runners on a challenging course, staying close to the front so she could challenge for the lead. Her strong performance was hampered by a running cramp that held her to a still respectable 2nd place finish. Newcomer Jackson Schiebler, in his first outing in the xc season ran to an amazing 4th place in the 9 year old boys’ category!
Other highlights included Max Holmes’ season-ending strong 1st place finish in the 11 year old boys’ race and Finn Janke’s 7th place finish for 12 year old boys.
In a highly competitive 13 year old girls’ race, Emily Bowles finished in 8th place and Monika Arcadi ran strong to 9th place.
Katie Stewart-Barnett’s finish that she had to battle out with her competitor led to 2nd place for 14 year old girls.
While coming off a shin splint injury that kept her sidelined for most of the competitive season, Isabella Brunoro surprised with an exceptional top 8 finish on race day!
After 2 XC seasons being held off of the podium at this event, Grace Fetherstonhaugh ran a dominating race to finish in 1st place in the Youth Girls’ race!
Highlights in the deep field of competition in the Youth Boys’ race, included 17 year old Alejandro Romero’s 12th place and 16 year old Shea Janke’s 23rd/top 8 in his age-group.
Congratulations to all RCTFC high school athletes for peak performances at their respective Zone Championships! Please send more pics to share on this post if you have them (most of these photos from the Burnaby-New West-Richmond Zone Championship).
Qualifying runners will move on to compete at BC High School Cross Country Championships next weekend.
Good luck everyone!
Full results from Zones can be seen here:
Competitors were Ashley Ko, Emily Forsyth, Katie Stewart-Barnett, Max Holmes, Allejandro Romero, Shea Janke, Ryan Perks, Emily Bowles, Monika Arcadi, Ava Forsyth, Finn Janke, Ryan Goudron and Ryan Roberts.
Highlights included the 5-count of Gold Medals won by Ava Forsyth, Alex Romero, Ryan Goudron, Emily Bowles and Max Holmes!
All results can be viewed here:
Congratulations to Grace Fetherstonhaugh for her performance at the UVIC Invitational Cross Country Race at Beacon Hill Park in Victoria on the same day for her 1st place finish in the 6km distance.
All results for that race can be viewed here:
At the recent Ocean Athletics’ hosted Festival of Cross Country Meet at Cresent Park, South Surrey, the Royal City Track & Field Club’s XC charge was led by young and determined Emily Forsyth in the youngest competitive group, with a very strong run to set the example.
Big sister, Ava Forsyth, took up the challenge and paced her way to a 1st place finish in the 1.5km race.
In his first season of club xc running, Finn Janke finished 12th in the field of 24 10yr-old boy runners.
11-year old Max Holmes finished with a strong 3rd place in his field of 24 runners.
In a repeat performance of last weekend’s Vancouver Spirit Run, Emily Bowles and Monika Arcadi finished 1st and 2nd respectively in the 13yr girls’ 3km race.
In the 14-year old girls race, Kate Stewart-Barnett finished with a strong 2nd place.
Ryan Roberts continues to improve as the xc season unfolds. In the Senior Boys’ race, Roberts put out a strong 9th place finish in the boys 5km event this weekend. Teammate Shea Janke, after a trail miscue, managed to still finish 5th place in a time of 18.47min.
Leading from start to finish with a well paced run, Grace Fetherstonhaugh finished the Senior Girls 4km race in a time of 12:12mins.
Congratulations to all the XC racers this weekend!
Full results at the link here:
The Royal City Track & Field XC Team have logged some nice results over the course of the last couple of weeks, racing in the Phoenix hosted Pinetree Classic in Coquitlam, followed by the South Fraser XC Meet and the BC Athletics hosted Vancouver Spirit Run at Jericho Park.
Highlights have included a string of top finishes for 13 year old Emily Bowles (2nd at Pinetree, followed by 1st place finishes at South Fraser and Vancouver Spirit Run).
Other highlights include 16 year old Shea Janke‘s 7th and 11th place respectively in the 16-17 category for Pinetree and Vancouver Spirit, as well as, Alejandro Romero’s 10th place at Vancouver Spirit Run and Ryan Roberts’ 2nd place at South Fraser.
Ryan Goudron is to be congratulated for his 4th place finish at Pinetree in the 14 year old category.
14 year old Katie Stewart-Barnett ran a strong Spirit Run and took 2nd place in the 14-15 year old girls category!
Monika Arcadi’s 4th place finish at Pinetree and 2nd place at South Fraser in the 13 year old age-group are also indicative of a strong start to the season.
Max Holmes finished 2nd at the South Fraser and took 1st place at Pinetree and in the younger group, congratulations to 10 year old racers Finn Janke and Ryan Perks for their 4th and 8th place finishes at Pinetree. As well, Finn Janke took 3rd place at South Fraser.
Congratulations to Ava Forsyth who took 1st at Pinetree and 2nd at Vancouver Spirit Run.
RCTFC alumni Emily Chilton (who now runs for SFU) took 5th place in the Vancouver Spirit Run 6k Open Women’s Category!
Congratulations to all the racers! Good luck in your upcoming cross country races! Full results for these events can be viewed at the following links:
Pinetree Classic results here: http://phoenixrunningclub.com/pinetree-classic/2017-results
South Fraser Track Club Cross Country Race results here: http://www.southfrasertrackclub.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-south-fraser-cross-country-meet-results.pdf
Vancouver Spirit Run results here: http://vancouverspiritrun.com/results/