Small Contingent Scores Big at the Langley Pacific Invitational

A smaller Royal City Track contingent competed at the Langley Pacific Invitational Track Meet, June 14-16, 2013 but put in some big performances.

Athletes that finished in the top eight in their events were:

Emma Celle 8th in the 11 year old girls 60m, 5th in both the 200m and long jump, and 6th in the shot put. Newcomer 11 year old girl, Lauryn Savela, although not top eight had a strong showing in javelin finishing 9th and jumping 1.15m in high jump. Cohort, Michelle Dadson finished 8th in shot put.

Among the 12 year olds, Amanda Scott placed 5th in the 1200m. Shianne Lowka put in a well rounded performance with a 4th in high jump with an impressive jump of 1.30m, 5th in discus, 3rd in javelin, and a 7th in shot put. Jeneviève Patry-Smith finished 8th in high jump, 3rd in discus, 2nd in javelin, and 4th in shot put. And newcomer and rookie hammer thrower, Joelle Pinvidic threw to a 5th place finish.

On the boys side, Maxwell Jones placed 3rd in the hammer throw with an impressive 18.48m throw. He also finished 4th in the 100m.

Amongst the 13 year olds, there were strong showings by the girls. Grace Fetherstonhaugh placed 1st in the 2000m and 2nd in the 1200m. Devin Strome placed 2nd in high jump and 8th in long jump. Deirdre Bos placed 7th in the discus and Brianna Bates had a strong throws meet by finishing 2nd in the javeline with a throw of 21.19m. She also placed 5th in the shot put.

Shea Jenke, representing the 13 year old boys, had a very strong meet placing 5th in the 200m, 2nd in the 1200m, and demonstrating versatility by finishing 3rd in long jump with an impressive rookie jump of 4.11m. Emmanuel Dadson placed 5th in the 100m and 4th in the 200m. Ian Hunter further proved his multi-event capabilities by placing 8th in 100m, 3rd in high jump, 3rd in long jump, and 3rd in javelin with a fantastic throw of 26.89m.

Into the midget girls, Emily Chilton placed 5th in 1200m and 3rd in 2000m, while Brianne Lowka had a strong meet finishing 6th in long jump, 5th in discus, and an impressive 3rd in her debut as a pole vaulter with 2.00m jump.

Kinsey Weir, the only youth aged athlete finished 2nd in the pole vault with a new personal best jump of 2.90m.

Royal City Results From the 2013 Jesse Bent Memorial Track Meet

Royal City Track and Field athletes put out some stellar performances at the Jesse Bent meet in Coquitlam, June 8-9, 2013. The 27 athletes in a mixed squad of girls and boys in the JD and Midget age groups combined for a total of 31 medals, 5 gold, 11 silver and 15 bronze! As well, a total of 45 top 8 finishes were achieved.

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Jenvieve Patry- Smith led the medal charge by winning 6 medals total! 3 silvers in each of shotput, javelin and high jump, 2 bronze in hammer and discus, and a gold for 800m race walk. Max Jones not to be out done, collected 5 medals also. 2 silvers, one for 80m hurdles and the other for 200m hurdles. His 3 bronze medals came in 100m sprint, javelin and hammer throw. Grace Fetherstone-Haugh in the girls 1200m race set a blistering pace from the start and not only finished with a gold medal but also a provincial record for 12yr old girls! Team mate Grace Vanee in the same race followed up with a convincing bronze medal win. And Emily Chilton in the next age group up one a bronze medal for the same distance. Kate Stewart-Barnett continued her winning ways by running to gold in the 10 yr old girls 600m race and jumping to first in her girls High jump! Pole Vaulter Kinsey Weir jumped to a bronze medal and achieving a personal best.

Other notable performances were; Devon Strome girls high jump silver. Ryan Jensen boys 80m hurdles bronze. Jeremy Belcher boys 200m hurdles bronze. Malena Kalisch girls 600m and 1000m, bronze in each. Amanda Scott girls 300m and 800m race, bronze in each. Brianne Lowka girls Javelin, bronze.

Royal City Athletes Compete at the BC High Schools

Both Emily Chilton and Kinsey Weir recently competed at the BC High School Track and Field Championships.

14 year old Chilton, competing for Glenbrook Middle School in New Westminster, finished 11th in the 1500m run with a time of 5:03.90 running against a field of 15 year old athletes. She also finished 9th in the 3000m run with a time of 11:07.77.

Kinsey Weir, grade 10 student at Killarney Secondary School in Vancouver, finished 9th in pole vault with a personal best jump of 2.60m. She also competed in the triple jump. The future is bright for Kinsey as she competed at the senior level and still has two more years to climb the results list.

Weir Starts Season Strong in Vault

Kinsey Weir, Royal City’s youth women’s pole vaulter, has started her competitive season strongly. After opening the season with a 2.45m jump at the Dogwood meet in Victoria, Kinsey pushed the bar higher recently at the 2013 Kamloops Centennial meet with a jump of 2.50m and a second place finish.

She also finished third in the triple jump with a jump of 9.46m.

Her father and Royal City pole vault coach, Alex Bouzane, also competed in pole vault in the master’s age category and put in an impressive performance with a jump of 4.10m.