RCTFC athletes rep BC well at US meet

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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.