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.
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.