A group of 13 Royal City Track and Field Club athletes showed the club proud in Kelowna June 28-29 at the Jack Brow Memorial Meet. A total of 17 medals were won by these athletes who showed top performances against not just lower mainland and other BC athletes but also against athletes from two different track and field clubs from Alberta and against a group of Aussie athletes competing at the meet.
Pole vaulter, Kinsey Weir took bronze for her performance in pole vault in the 16-17 year old girls’ category and also a fifth place finish in triple jump. In the 16-17 year old boys category, Fraser Stewart-Barnett took 15th place for the 1500m run.
For 14 year olds, Brianna Bates took 2nd place in the javelin competition and 4th place in pole vault for the girls and Emmanuel Dadson took 2nd place in pole vault for the boys and 9th place in the 300m.
For 13 year olds, Jenevieve Patry-Smith won 1st in pole vault and shot put and 2nd place in javelin for girls and Shea Janke took silver for his 2000m race and bronze in the 800m for boys, and Jeremy Belcher won gold for 200m hurdles, silver for triple jump and bronze for his 80m hurdles race.
In the 12 year old girls’ category Michelle Dadson won 1st place in the discus throw and 3rd place in her shot put throw against a field of 20 competitors, as well as 6th place in long jump. Lauryn Savela accomplished a bronze medal for her performance in javelin and top 10 for her high jump, discus and 800m race. Emma Dolman placed 13th in 80m hurdles and 11th in high jump.
Kate Stewart-Barnett won a trio of medals in the 11 year old girls’ category for her 2nd place performances in the 600m and the 1000m and 1st place in high jump. David Patry-Smith took 6th place for shot put for 11 year old boys.
Kaia Polanska Richardson took 7th place in both long jump and discus and an 8th place in javelin for 10 year old girls.