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.