2 Royal City Athletes recognized at BC Athletics’ JD Awards Banquet

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Congratulations to Monika Arcadi and Ellie Yong for their track & field season 2017! Both athletes were recognized at the BC Athletics Awards Banquet on Sunday, October 29th for outstanding accomplishments in their respective events by meeting the BC Athletics Award Standard criteria!

Arcadi received the award for her accomplishments in high jump. During the season the 13 year old’s personal best reached 1.50m!

Ten year old Yong received the award for her 60m sprint in 9.21secs.


RCTFC XC Athletes Competitive at BC Athletics Championships

Finn, Alex, Ryan R, Shea & Grace

Congratulations to the RCTFC Cross Country Team for their determined performances at the BC Athletics Cross Country Championships in Abbotsford on Saturday, October 28th.

As you can see from the photos, the weather was mild and actually pretty warm for XC racing standards!

Congratulations to Ava Forsyth, Jackson Schiebler, Finn Janke, Ryan Perks, Ellie Yong, Ashley Ko, Max Holmes, Emily Bowles, Monika Arcadi, Katie Stewart-Barnett, Ryan Goudron, Ryan Roberts, Grace Fetherstonhaugh, Alejandro Romero, Isabella Brunoro and Shea Janke for capping off their seasons at this Provincial Championship!

The team started off well with a Silver in the 9 year old race for Ava Forsyth. She battled a strong field of runners on a challenging course, staying close to the front so she could challenge for the lead. Her strong performance was hampered by a running cramp that held her to a still respectable 2nd place finish. Newcomer Jackson Schiebler, in his first outing in the xc season ran to an amazing 4th place in the 9 year old boys’ category!

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Other highlights included Max Holmes’ season-ending strong 1st place finish in the 11 year old boys’ race and Finn Janke’s 7th place finish for 12 year old boys.

In a highly competitive 13 year old girls’ race, Emily Bowles finished in 8th place and Monika Arcadi ran strong to 9th place.

Katie Stewart-Barnett’s finish that she had to battle out with her competitor led to 2nd place for 14 year old girls.

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While coming off a shin splint injury that kept her sidelined for most of the competitive season, Isabella Brunoro surprised with an exceptional top 8 finish on race day!

After 2 XC seasons being held off of the podium at this event, Grace Fetherstonhaugh ran a dominating race to finish in 1st place in the Youth Girls’ race!

Highlights in the deep field of competition in the Youth Boys’ race, included 17 year old Alejandro Romero’s 12th place and 16 year old Shea Janke’s 23rd/top 8 in his age-group.

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Peak Performances by all RCTFC Cross Athletes at Zones!

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Congratulations to all RCTFC high school athletes for peak performances at their respective Zone Championships! Please send more pics to share on this post if you have them (most of these photos from the Burnaby-New West-Richmond Zone Championship).

Qualifying runners will move on to compete at BC High School Cross Country Championships next weekend.

Good luck everyone!

Full results from Zones can be seen here:



RCTFC XC Athletes take 5 Gold at Frank Reynolds Meet & 1 Gold at UVic XC Race this weekend!

Congratulations to all the RCTFC athletes who competed at the 2017 Frank Reynolds’ Meet at Cates’ Park on Saturday, November 14th!

Competitors were Ashley Ko, Emily Forsyth, Katie Stewart-Barnett, Max Holmes, Allejandro Romero, Shea Janke, Ryan Perks, Emily Bowles, Monika Arcadi, Ava Forsyth, Finn Janke, Ryan Goudron and Ryan Roberts.

Highlights included the 5-count of Gold Medals won by Ava Forsyth, Alex Romero, Ryan Goudron, Emily Bowles and Max Holmes!

Congratulations also to podium performers Emily Forsyth (Silver), Katie Stewart-Barnett (Bronze), Shea Janke (Bronze) and Monika Arcadi (Bronze).

All results can be viewed here:


Congratulations to Grace Fetherstonhaugh for her performance at the UVIC Invitational Cross Country Race at Beacon Hill Park in Victoria on the same day for her 1st place finish in the 6km distance.

All results for that race can be viewed here:




RCTFC’s Forsyth sisters lead by example at Crescent Park Race

RCTFC XC Athletes Ava & Emily

At the recent Ocean Athletics’ hosted Festival of Cross Country Meet at Cresent Park, South Surrey, the Royal City Track & Field Club’s XC charge was led by young and determined Emily Forsyth in the youngest competitive group, with a very strong run to set the example.

Big sister, Ava Forsyth, took up the challenge and paced her way to a 1st place finish in the 1.5km race.

Katie SB, Grace, Monika & Em B

In his first season of club xc running, Finn Janke finished 12th in the field of 24 10yr-old boy runners.


11-year old Max Holmes finished with a strong 3rd place in his field of 24 runners.

In a repeat performance of last weekend’s Vancouver Spirit Run, Emily Bowles and Monika Arcadi finished 1st and 2nd respectively in the 13yr girls’ 3km race.

In the 14-year old girls race, Kate Stewart-Barnett finished with a strong 2nd place.

Ryan Roberts continues to improve as the xc season unfolds. In the Senior Boys’ race, Roberts put out a strong 9th place finish in the boys 5km event this weekend. Teammate Shea Janke, after a trail miscue, managed to still finish 5th place in a time of 18.47min.

Leading from start to finish with a well paced run, Grace Fetherstonhaugh finished the Senior Girls 4km race in a time of 12:12mins.

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Congratulations to all the XC racers this weekend!

Full results at the link here: