This past weekend 18 athletes from Royal City Track and Field Club travelled to Nanaimo to compete in the Provincial Junior Development Track and Field Championships for athletes between the ages of 9-13. The Clubs athletes reached amazing heights with many personal best performances achieved over the course of the weekend. The club walked away from the meet with a total of 50 awards made up of 18 medals and 32 additional top eight finishes.
Katelyn Stewart Barnett was the provincial champion in the 10 year old girls 1000 meter run, winning the event with a time of 3:37.71.
Silver medals were won by Grace Fetherstonhaugh in the 2000 meter race, Devin Strome in high jump, Jenevieve Patry-Smith in javelin, Ryan Jensen in the 80 meter hurdles, Jeremy Belcher in the 100 meter dash, 200 meter hurdles and long jump, Emmanuel Dadson in pole vault and Tomas Ward in shot put. The 11 year old girls distance medley relay team made up of Michelle Dadson, Anaiyah Bernier, Lauryn Savela and Elizabeth Bowles also won silver.
Bronze medals were won by Katelyn Stewart Barnett in both the 600 meter run and high jump, Grace Fetherstonhaugh in the 1200 meter, Jenevieve Patry-Smith in shot put, Michelle Dadson in Discus and Ryan Jensen in the 200 meter hurdles. The 10 year old girls 4×100 relay team made up of Kaia Polanska-Richardson, Annette Scott, Malena Kalisch and Katelyn Stewart-Barnett took bronze as did boys 13 year old relay team made up of Jeremy Belcher, Ryan Jensen, Tomas Ward and Emmanuel Dadson.
There were an additional 32 top eight finishes achieved by the following club athletes: Anaiyah Bernier, Malena Kalisch, Elizabeth Bowles, Amanda Scott, Grace Fetherstonhaugh, Devin Strome, Jenevieve Patry-Smith, Michelle Dadson, Brianna Bates, Joelle Pinvidic, Lauryn Savela, Ryan Jensen, Emmanuel Dadson, Jeremy Belcher and the 13 year old girls relay team made up of Brianna Bates, Grace Fetherstonhaugh, Amanda Scott and Devin Strome who placed 4th in both the distance medley relay and the 4×100.
Also worth mentioning, the following athletes met B.C. Athletics Awards Standard: Grace Fetherstonhaugh in the 2000 meter and Jeneviève Patry-Smith in both javelin and discus.