RCTFC Coaches Sean Dixon and Kevin Smith and four RCTFC athletes were in Eugene, Oregon to compete at the 2017 Oregon Relays Invitational Meet (April 14-15) at the Historic Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. All around personal best performances were accomplished and some top finishes.
All three throwers threw new personal bests against a deep field of a very competitive group of the best throwers from all over the pacific north west.
Brianna Bates post pb jav throw with Coach Kevin Smith
Brianna Bates placed 20th out of 38 with 34.62m (a new PB). This is Brianna’s first year throwing a 600g javelin and her first time competing in the US.
RCTFC throwers Zuzu and JV at Historic Hayward Field
Zuzu (Zuzanna Liniewski) placed 11 out of 17 with a throw of 31.64m (a new PB) and only her second hammer competition ever and throwing 4K senior weight. It is worth mentioning that Zuzu is a grade 9 competing against Grade 12s (or freshman vs. seniors in the US).
JV (Jenevieve Patry-Smith) competed well in discus, placing 21st out of 35 with 31.11m. JV is a 16 year old competing against athletes 2 years her senior. In javelin, JV placed 22nd out of 38 with 34.16m (a new PB) and this is her first year throwing a 600g javelin.
RCTFC thrower JV Patry-Smith with distance runner Grace Fetherstonhaugh and thrower Brianna Bates.
Grace Fetherstonhaugh ran well on the track taking 2nd place out of 55 competitors in the 3000m while she broke the 10 minute barrier by setting a new personal best time of 9:52:07. Grace took 4th place in the 1500m with a personal best time of 4:35:80.
RCTFC Head Coach Sean Dixon happy to be coaching at Hayward Field.
Congratulations to all the RCTFC athletes for their performances at the 2017 Emilie Mondor Invitational meet April 8th. These high school athletes were competing against varsity athletes as well as other high school athletes from Norwesters, Langley Track & Field Club and the Harriers.
Throwers included Zuzanna Liniewski (hammer), JV Patry-Smith (javelin, discus), Brianna Bates (javelin), Evan Smith (javelin) and Joelle Pinvidic (hammer).
Emily Chilton (800m), Grace Fetherstonhaugh (1500m and 2000m SC), Gavin Fan (200m and 400m), Daniel Yu (800m), Shea Janke (1500m) and Charles Yu (1500m) competed on the track.
Jeremy Belcher rounded out the group by competing in the jumps (triple jump).
Despite wind and heavy rain, JV Patry-Smith placed 5th in the discus (27.90) and 5th in javelin (33.18), Brianna Bates took 7th for javelin (33.18) and Joelle Pinvidic placed 5th in hammer (35.69). Jeremy Belcher took 4th place in triple jump. Grace Fetherstonhaugh took 1st place in the 2000m steeplechase and topped the meet record of 7:06:46 by running the event in 7:00:74.
Full results can be found at the following link: