Three Royal City athletes were recently named to Team BC to compete at the Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships to be held in Ste. Therese, Quebec, from August 5-7, 2016.
Grace Fetherstonhaugh was named to the team for her season dominating 2000m steeple chase performance and having won the event at the BC Athletics Championship Jamboree in Nanaimo. Max Jones surprised everyone with leaping over 3.40m in pole vault at the championship meet and taking the gold medal, thus securing a position on the team as well. Finally, despite having not finished first at the championship meet, JV Patry-Smith was named to the team for her national level performance in javelin during the season.
In order to be named to the team, athletes at a minimum must meet a performance standard that gives them a realistic chance at a medal at the National championship meet.
Brianna Bates, Lauryn Savela, and Ryan Jensen from Royal City will also travel to Quebec for the National meet having met the meet standard in youth and midget javelin and midget hurdles respectively.