RCTFC Midget throwers compete at Legion Nationals in Quebec

RCTFC athletes Brianna Bates, 15, and Jenevieve Patry-Smith, 14, travelled to Legion, Nationals in Quebec this summer to compete against a field of fierce competition in the throws events.

Bates competed in javelin while Patry-Smith competed in javelin, discus, shot put and hammer.

Patry-Smith placed in the top 10 in four separate u-16 events. She finished just off the podium in the girls’ discus, placing fourth with a throw of 33.60m – less than half a metre shy of third-place Emma Bauer of Lethbridge, Alta. The New West field athlete was in fifth place in both javelin and hammer throw. She threw the spear 37.19m and the three-kilogram hammer 35.47m. She also placed ninth in the shot put.

Congratulations to both Brianna and Jenevieve for being the sole representatives of Royal City Track and Field Club at Legions this year.