From August 21-24, the 2016 BC Summer Games were held in Abbotsford. Royal City athletes Shea Janke, JV Patry-Smith, Max Jones, Jeremy Belcher, Ryan Jensen and Gavin Fan all qualified for the games in the very competitive Zone 4 region.
Hot off his outstanding pole vault performance at the BC Athletics Championship Jamboree, Max’s opening height was after all other competitors were already out of the competition. He won gold with a jump of 3.20m.
JV, feeling the high of just having been named to Team BC, took gold in javelin with a season’s best throw of 39.44m. She also took home a bronze in shot put with a performance of 11.67m. JV also competed in the hammer throw.
Sprinter, and new comer, Gavin, raced his way to a bronze medal in the 300m with a time of 38.12s. He also competed in 200m and 4×400 relay team with fellow Royal City athlete, Shea. The relay team finished just out of the medals in 4th spot. Shea also competed in the 2000m and 1500m steeplechase.
Jeremy jumped to a new PB with a performance of 11.08m in the triple jump and also competed in the 200m hurdles. It was hurdles all the way for Ryan, putting in a solid performance in both the 100m and 200m hurdles.