RCTFC XC Team Brave Snow & Cold at BC High School’s

Katie Stewart-Barnett captures Bronze in Junior Race

Congratulations to the Royal City Track & Field Club Cross Country Team who ran in sub zero temperatures as well as falling snow at the BC High School Cross Country Provincial Championships Saturday, November 4th at Jericho Park in Vancouver.

The high school athletes included: Ashlynne Stairs, Monika Arcadi, Isabella Brunoro, Katie Stewart-Barnett, Grace Fetherstonhaugh, Ryan Roberts, Shea Janke, Alex Romero and Ryan Goudron (who is in grade 9 but raced in the Senior Boys race)-all are to be congratulated for their strong performances in their 4.6km and 6.9km races!

Top 50 Performance Highlights (each race included well over 200 racers) included:

  • Senior Boys (233 racers)-Shea Janke for 33rd place finish and Alejandro Romero for 18th place
  • Senior Girls (242 racers)-Grace Fetherstonhaugh for 2nd place and Ashlynne Stairs for 30th place
  • Junior Girls (249 racers)-Katie Stewart-Barnett for 3rd place and Isabella Brunoro for 7th place

Full results can be found here:

https://racedaytiming.ca/results.html

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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:

http://www.bcxc.ca/z.html

 

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:

https://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/frank-reynolds-memorial-cross-country/6422/

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:

https://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Articles/victoria-vikes-xc-invitational-live-saturday/15937/

 

 

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.

Max

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:

http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/48937/27705271/1506815029943/2017FestivalOfCrossCountryResults.pdf?token=m1o2ER0P9Epe%2B%2Fkm8Cr9emk5PKw%3D

Royal City XC Athletes off to a Strong Start!

RCTFC Athletes Katie, Ryan G, Ryan R, Alejandro, Shea and Emily post Vancouver Spriit Run

The Royal City Track & Field XC Team have logged some nice results over the course of the last couple of weeks, racing in the Phoenix hosted Pinetree Classic in Coquitlam, followed by the South Fraser XC Meet and the BC Athletics hosted Vancouver Spirit Run at Jericho Park.

Emily Bowles races to 2nd place at Pinetree Classic

Highlights have included a string of top finishes for 13 year old Emily Bowles (2nd at Pinetree, followed by 1st place finishes at South Fraser and Vancouver Spirit Run).

Other highlights include 16 year old Shea Janke‘s 7th and 11th place respectively in the 16-17 category for Pinetree and Vancouver Spirit, as well as, Alejandro Romero’s 10th place at Vancouver Spirit Run and Ryan Roberts’ 2nd place at South Fraser.

Ryan Goudron is to be congratulated for his 4th place finish at Pinetree in the 14 year old category.

14 year old Katie Stewart-Barnett ran a strong Spirit Run and took 2nd place in the 14-15 year old girls category!

Monika Arcadi’s 4th place finish at Pinetree and 2nd place at South Fraser in the 13 year old age-group are also indicative of a strong start to the season.

Max Holmes finished 2nd at the South Fraser and took 1st place at Pinetree and in the younger group, congratulations to 10 year old racers Finn Janke and Ryan Perks for their 4th and 8th place finishes at Pinetree. As well, Finn Janke took 3rd place at South Fraser.

Congratulations to Ava Forsyth who took 1st at Pinetree and 2nd at Vancouver Spirit Run.

RCTFC alumni Emily Chilton (who now runs for SFU) took 5th place in the Vancouver Spirit Run 6k Open Women’s Category!

Congratulations to all the racers! Good luck in your upcoming cross country races! Full results for these events can be viewed at the following links:

Pinetree Classic results here: http://phoenixrunningclub.com/pinetree-classic/2017-results 

South Fraser Track Club Cross Country Race results here: http://www.southfrasertrackclub.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-south-fraser-cross-country-meet-results.pdf

Vancouver Spirit Run results here: http://vancouverspiritrun.com/results/

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Royal City Track and Field Club Home to U18 National Champions

Team BC athletes and Royal City Track and Field Club members, Grace Fetherstonhaugh and Jv Patry-Smith, returned from the 2017 Legion National Track & Field Championships in Brandon, MB as National Champions!

Grace continued her phenomenal season with another two gold medals in the 3,000m (6:41.5) and the 2,000m steeplechase. Her wins were uncontested as she led the field in both races by well over 100m. Her time of 6:41.5 in the steeplechase was a personal best and a new National Meet Record!

Jv surprised both herself and the field of 16 other very strong javelin athletes with a string of personal bests over her 6 throws. She went into the finals in second spot and stole the win on her final throw with a toss of 46.70m. She also recorded a 5th place finish in the shot put with a personal best throw of 12.73m.

Royal City athletes also competing at the Nationals were youth girls javelin thrower, Brianna Bates, and midget girls javelin thrower, Lauryn Savela. Brianna threw in the same competition as Jv and was sitting high in the rankings after the first round of throwing with a toss of 40.20m. However, Brianna suffered a shoulder injury on the big first throw and was unable to muster anything further in the competition. She finished 5th on the day. Lauryn also finished 5th in the younger midget aged category with a throw of 34.61m.

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Fetherstonhaugh Golden at Canada Games

17 year old, Grace Fetherstonhaugh, correction, Steepletonhaugh, recorded yet another personal best on the season to walk away from the U23 Athletics event at the 2017 Canada Games in Winnipeg with a gold medal in the 3000m steeplechase.

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Steepletonhaugh, bested her rivals from the Junior Nationals from earlier in the season recording a personal best time of 10:15.32. Her time moves her into the first place in U20 rankings on the season in Canada and 6th within the Open category.

Two Royal City Athletes Named to Team BC for Youth Nationals

Grace Fetherstonhaugh and Jv Patry-Smith were named to Team BC for the Legion Youth National Championships in Brandon, Manitoba, August 11-13th, 2017. Grace was named to the team for two events, the 2000m steeple chase and the 3000m. This will be Grace’s third Team BC showing this year as she competed on the team for the Junior Nationals in Ottawa earlier in the year and will be competing at the Canada Games on the team just prior to the Legions.

Jv was named to the team for javelin but will also be competing in the shot put and discus.