Royal City Track athletes compete for spots at BC Summer Games Zone 4 trials

Royal City Track and Field Club athletes in the 14/15 year-old age category competed against about 50 other athletes in their zone May 3 at the Clement Track at Minoru Park, Richmond to qualify for a position to participate in the 2014 BC Summer Games to take place July 17-20 in Nanaimo, BC. Zone 4 trials include athletes residing in Richmond, Delta, Burnaby and New Westminster.

The Royal City Track and Field Club’s 2014 BC Summer Games Zone 4 trials team included: Prachi Brahmbhatt, Brianna Bates, Emmanuel Dadson, Grace Fetherstonhaugh, Jessica Klein, Devin Strome, Lauren Vanee and Tomas Ward.

Royal City Track and Field Club athlete highlights include: 6th in 100m and 7th in 200m sprints for Prachi Brahmbhatt, 4th in 300m, 5th in 200m and 7th in 100m sprints for Emmanuel Dadson, gold in high jump and bronze in long jump for Devin Strome, bronze in javelin for Brianna Bates, silver in long jump for Jessica Klein, silver in javelin and bronze in 200m hurdles for Lauren Vanee, bronze in shot put for Tomas Ward. As the sole competitor in both the 1200m and 2000m Grace Fetherstonhaugh still ran but only against the clock and so took gold in both to fulfill trial requirements and be considered for selection to the zone team.

Based on results from the trials meet, just 24 athletes total will be selected to compete for Zone 4 at the 2014 BC Summer Games to happen in July.