A strong contingent of Royal City Track & Field Club Junior Development athletes ended their long season of training by competing at the 2017 BC Athletics JD Championships hosted by Ocean Athletics in South Surrey July 21-23.
Naseeb Shokar, Christopher Mayer, Markus Savela, Levi Tuura, Cameron Dewith, Kairo Chiang, Marek Laga, Mikhyle Sayani, Mahmoud Mballany, Indira Chiang, Nicole Blatherwick, Abby Brolin, Ava Forsyth, Maresa Loconte, Kate Bowles and Emily Bowles are each and all to be congratulated for their committed training, strength in competition and dedication to sportsmanship at the provincial meet against JD athletes from clubs all over the province. It was a long season for the JDs this year; they showed true grit! Podium and top 8 performances, commitment to multi-event competition over the course of the weekend for some and personal best runs, jumps and throws were prevalent for these athletes!
Top 8 Highlights in the 9-year old age-group included: Mikhyle Sayani’s Gold medal in 60mH, Bronze medal which was also a pb in long jump, 4th place finish in the 600m and 7th place in 100m; Marek Laga’s 4th place in 60mH and 5th place in 600m; Abby Brolin’s 8th place in the 60m; Maresa Loconte’s 7th place in shot put and high jump and 8th in 60mH; and Ava Forsyth’s double Gold in 600m and 1000m (a 1 second pb to boot) and 5th place in 60mH.
For 11 year olds, highlights included: Markus Savela’s 5th place win in javelin with a throw of 18.89m; Noah Brolin’s 4th place in shot put, Mahmoud Mballany’s 4th place in 60m and 100m and 5th place in 60mH; and Indira Chiang’s 4th place in shot put, 5th in high jump, 6th in 60m and 8th in 100m.Representing the 12 year old age-group, Levi Turra brought in a Silver in high jump with a height of 1.45m and a 6th place finish in shot put; Nicole Blatherwick earned a 4th place finish in hammer with a new pb of 17.12m; and Kairo Chiang took 4th in 80mH, 5th in 200m and 7th in long jump (along with a new pb) and 7th in 100m.The 13 year olds rocked it on the track and in the field with the following highlights:
- Silver Medalists in the 13 year old girls’ distance medley relay: Indira Chiang, Emily Bowles, Naseeb Shokar and Kate Bowles.
- Kate Bowles’ Bronze in hammer and 7th place finish in javelin
- Emily Bowles’ 4th place wins in 800m and 1200m
- Cameron Dewith’s 4th place win in 2000mFull details and results can be found at the following link: http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/48937/27633889/1500857012810/bcjdchampionshipsresults2017.pdf?token=QC91QDP7KPmPwmELfphvT0I6LWg%3D