RCTFC athlete makes top 10 @ XC Nationals


RCTFC’s Grace Fetherstonhaugh (left) competes to 7th place @ Nationals. She and her Team BC teammate (pictured right) both made top 10, helping to secure the youth girls’ Silver medal in the team category.

Royal City Track & Field Club’s 16 year old Grace Fetherstonhaugh took 7th place out of 197 competitors from across the country  in the 16/17 youth girls 4km race at the National Cross Country race in Kingston, Ontario on Saturday, November 26th.

Fetherstonhaugh was selected to compete at the race as a member of Team BC on the youth girls’ team (16/17 age category) following her provincial cross country competition season. Following their performances, she and her 5 teammates from across the province secured the Silver medal in the team category on behalf of Team BC.

Royal City Athlete, Grace Fetherstonhaugh, Named to 2016 BC Cross Country Team

Grace Fetherstonhaugh, middle, named to BC Cross Country Team

Grace Fetherstonhaugh, middle, named to BC Cross Country Team

Following her strong showing throughout the 2016 cross country season, Royal City Track and Field Club athlete, Grace Fetherstonhaugh, was named to the BC Cross Country Team. She will be part of the six member team of youth aged girls representing BC at the Canadian Cross Country Championships held in Kingston, Ontario on November 26th.

RCTFC recognizes Coaches & Athletes at Club Awards Banquet

vp-awardRoyal City Track & Field Club athletes “cleaned-up nice” for the occasion!

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Athletes, Coaches and parents joined together to celebrate the 2016 Track & Field and Cross Country seasons on Sunday, November 6th.

Congratulations to all RCTFC athletes for their individual accomplishments and personal best performances through the 2016 season!

Thank you to the Coaches of the Royal City Track & Field Club for the time, dedication and expertise they give to all the athletes at practice  (on the track, in the field and at the gym) and at competitions!

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RCTFC Athletes Close the XC Season with top finishes!

maxrunRCTFC athletes Max Holmes, Scott Rains, Lukas Bulin, Levi Turra, Noah Duke, Shea Janke, Emily Chilton, Grace Fetherstonhaugh, Lina Von Petersdorff, Meghan Holmes, Ashlynne Stairs, Emily Bowles, Elizabeth Bowles, Katie Stewart-Barnett, Ava Forsyth, Monica Arcadi and Ethan Lauritzen are to be congratulated for their XC competition season!

Highlights from the last half of the season: for Pinetree, Vancouver Spirit & Bear Creek Park see earlier post

Ten year old RCTFC JD athlete Max Holmes’ picked up the Lower Mainland XC Series 1st Place Plaque for his Gold Medals across the board in all the cross country races in his age-group this season! Following his 1st place finish at Pinetree, Bear Creek Park, Crescent Park, Jericho Park and Cates Park, Max went on to capture the Gold at the BC Athletics Cross Country Championship in Nanaimo.

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Team-mate Emily Bowles placed 3rd in the Lower Mainland XC Series for 12 year old girls, following strong final performances at Frank Reynolds (5th place) and taking the Bronze Medal at the BC Athletics XC Championships.

RCTFC athlete Katie Stewart Barnett is to be congratulated for a fine performance in the Junior Girl’s category at the BC High School XC Championships in Kelowna. Stewart-Barnett took 5th place as a grade 8 competing in the grade 9-10 competition.

For 14-15 year old boys, Shea Janke took 2nd place in the Lower Mainland XC Series overall, following strong final performances at Cates Park (4th), Crescent Park (Silver) and at the Nanaimo-hosted BC Athletics XC Championships (9th). Janke also went on to compete at BC XC High School Provincial Championships in Kelowna with a top 40 finish (out of 202 Junior Boys).shea

In the 16-17 year old age-group Grace Fetherstonhaugh finished the last 2 races of the Lower Mainland Series with a 1st place at Cresent Park and a 2nd place at Cates Park. Fetherstonhaugh went on to finish in 9th place at BC Athletics XC Championships in Nanaimo and 10th place at BC High School XC Championships in Kelowna; she will compete at Canadian Cross Country Championships in Kingston, Ontario as a member of Team BC on November 26, 2016.

Team-mates in the 16-17 Senior Girls’ category, RCTFC athletes Ashlynne Stairs and Emily Chilton were also top finishers at the BC XC High School Provincial Championships in Kelowna, taking 23rd and 35th place (out of 223 racers in the event). Stairs also took 5th place at Ocean Athletics’ Festival of Cross Country Competition.

In the 18-19 Girls’ category, team-mate Lina Von Petersdorff, placed 1st overall in the Lower Mainland XC Series. Von Petersdorff is an athlete from Germany and she has been training and competing with the club while during her stay in Canada.


Congratulations to all RCTFC Cross Country competitors.

Details and full results for all athletes can be found at the links below.

BC Athletics Cross Country Championships Results:


Frank Reynolds XC Race, Cates Park:


Festival of Cross Country, Crescent Park:


BC High School XC Championships, Telemark, Kelowna:






RCTFC Cross Country athletes off to a strong start!

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With a few weeks of determined training and a few races under their belt, the RCTFC Cross Country team is looking strong early in the season. Congratulations to all participating athletes for their hard work at practices and for personal best performances at the races!

Result Highlights include:

  • Max Holmes’ first place in 10 year old boys at the Pinetree Classic and the South Fraser Meets
  • Noah Duke’s 2nd place at Pinetree Classic for 11 year old boys
  • Lucas Bulin’s 3rd place at the South Fraser for 11 year old boys and 5th place at Pinetree Classic
  • Ava Forsyth’s 1st place at the South Fraser for 8 year old girls
  • Emily Bowles’ 4th place at Pinetree Classic, South Fraser and Vancouver Spirit Run in 12 year old girls category
  • Shea Janke’s 1st place at Pinetree Classic and 3rd place at South Fraser for 14-15 year old category
  • Elizabeth Bowles’ 4th place at Pinetree Classic in 14-15 category
  • Grace Fetherstonhaugh’s 2nd place at Pinetree Classic and Vancouver Spirit Run in 16-17 age category

Full results, times, distances and further details can be found at the following links:





Multiple National Medals for Royal City Athletes

Competing for Team BC at the 2016 Legion Nationals in Sainte-Thérèse, Québec, Royal City athletes, Max Jones and JV Patry-Smith, both brought home a pair of bronze medals.

Bronzed Jones and Patry-SmithMax Jones, competing in the U16 midget pole vault, jumped 3.20m to tie for second place which required the officials to go back to number of misses at previous heights to resolve the tie. Max also competed on the 4×100 relay team running the third leg. Team BC won the bronze in a time of 46.06s behind Team Alberta and Team Québec.

JV Patry-Smith won bronze in the U16 midget shot put with a personal best throw of 12.09m. JV also competed in javelin and snuck into the medals on her last throw of six with a toss of 38.21m, just missing out on silver by only 2cm.

Royal City also had three other athletes competing at the national meet. U18 youth javelin thrower, Brianna Bates, placed 5th with a toss of 37.98m, only 2cm off of 4th place. Ryan Jensen, U16 midget boy, ran a 16.17s 100m hurdler race into a very stiff headwind, putting him tied for 15th spot overall. Lauryn Savela competed in the U16 midget girls javelin but failed to advance as her three preliminary tosses were all called flat by the officials.

Royal City athletes at Nationals

RCTFC JD athletes show well at JD Champs 2016!

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Congratulations to all RCTFC JD athletes who competed at the 2016 JD Championships hosted by Ocean Athletics July 29-31. All competitors are to be recognized for personal best performances as a finale to their competitive season!

Highlights include: 13 year old Katie Stewart Barnett’s trio of medals (Gold in 1200m and 2000m and Silver in 800m); Emily Bowles Bronze in 1200m for 12 year old girls; Kathryn Doyle’s Bronze in Javelin for 11 year old girls; Noah Brolin’s Bronze in Shot Put for 10 year old boys, Jaden Knight’s Silver in Jav for 13 year old boys; Markus Savela’s Bronze in Jav for 10 year old boys; Julian Lauritzen’s Bronze in 600m for 9 year old boys; and Max Holmes’ Silver in 600m for 10 year old boys.

Full results can be found on the link below:


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