Royal City Track Squad Face the Heat in Kelowna

Over the July 1st long weekend, a group of Royal City Track athletes attended the 2013 Jack Brow Memorial Track Meet in Kelowna.

9 year old rookie, Kaia Richardson Polanska, competed in the 60m dash, 60m hurdles, and shot put. David Patry-Smith, competing in the 10 year old boys category, ran the 600m, 60m hurdles, high jump, long jump, shot put, and discus, coming away with a top 8 ribbon in all but one event. 11 year old Anaiyah Bernier made the rounds in all the event areas competing in the 60m, 200m (winning a bronze medal in both,) 100m, 600m, high jump, long jump, and shot put. Jeremy Belcher, representing the 12 year old boys, took home a bronze medal in the 100m, 200m and long jump, a gold in both the 300m race and 200m hurdles, and he also competed in the javelin. Also representing the 12 year old boys, Shea Janke, took home a pair of bronze medals in the 800m and 1200m races.

Devin Strome, the only 13 year old girl from the club, collected a silver medal in the 200m hurdles, broke a pesky personal best in the high jump to win gold with a jump of 1.45m, and repeated the gold medal performance in long jump. She also competed in the 300m. A year up, newcomer, Sarah Chandler, competed in the 200m hurdles and long jump. Her hurdles performance earned her a 7th place ribbon.

16 year old Kinsey Weir, competed in the 100m hurdles, triple jump, and pole vault. She won silver in the vault and placed 5th in triple jump.

And last but not least, coaches, Alex Bouzane and Kevin Smith kept their tradition of competing in the vault at the Jack Brow alive. They both took home medals in the 40-44 age category, with Alex taking the competition with an impressive jump of 4.00m and Kevin finishing second with a jump of 3.20m.