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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Royal City Athletes Take Medals at BC Summer Games

From August 21-24, the 2016 BC Summer Games were held in Abbotsford. Royal City athletes Shea Janke, JV Patry-Smith, Max Jones, Jeremy Belcher, Ryan Jensen and Gavin Fan all qualified for the games in the very competitive Zone 4 region.

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Hot off his outstanding pole vault performance at the BC Athletics Championship Jamboree, Max’s opening height was after all other competitors were already out of the competition. He won gold with a jump of 3.20m.

JV, feeling the high of just having been named to Team BC, took gold in javelin with a season’s best throw of 39.44m. She also took home a bronze in shot put with a performance of 11.67m. JV also competed in the hammer throw.

Sprinter, and new comer, Gavin, raced his way to a bronze medal in the 300m with a time of 38.12s. He also competed in 200m and 4×400 relay team with fellow Royal City athlete, Shea. The relay team finished just out of the medals in 4th spot. Shea also competed in the 2000m and 1500m steeplechase.

Jeremy jumped to a new PB with a performance of 11.08m in the triple jump and also competed in the 200m hurdles. It was hurdles all the way for Ryan, putting in a solid performance in both the 100m and 200m hurdles.

Three Royal City Athletes Named to Team BC for National Championships

Three Royal City athletes were recently named to Team BC to compete at the Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships to be held in Ste. Therese, Quebec, from August 5-7, 2016.

Grace Fetherstonhaugh was named to the team for her season dominating 2000m steeple chase performance and having won the event at the BC Athletics Championship Jamboree in Nanaimo. Max Jones surprised everyone with leaping over 3.40m in pole vault at the championship meet and taking the gold medal, thus securing a position on the team as well. Finally, despite having not finished first at the championship meet, JV Patry-Smith was named to the team for her national level performance in javelin during the season.

In order to be named to the team, athletes at a minimum must meet a performance standard that gives them a realistic chance at a medal at the National championship meet.

Brianna Bates, Lauryn Savela, and Ryan Jensen from Royal City will also travel to Quebec for the National meet having met the meet standard in youth and midget javelin and midget hurdles respectively.

Strong reps at Provincial Jamboree by RCTFC Midgets & Juniors


Congratulations to all RCTFC Midget and Youth athletes who competed at the BC Athletics Provincial Jamboree in Nanaimo July 15-17!

Brianna Bates, Emma Celle, Emma Dolman, Elizabeth Bowles, Emily Chilton, Grace Fetherstonhaugh, Devin Strome, Gavin Fan, Joelle Pinvidic, Jenevieve Patry-Smith, Ashlynne Stairs, Evan Smith, Finnley Cookson, Shea Janke, Jeremy Belcher, Maxwell Jones, Lauren Vanee and Ryan Jensen are all to be recognized for their finale season performances at the Provincial Meet.

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Highlights from the meet included: Youth Grace Fetherstonhaugh’s trio of Gold medal wins in the 2000m steeplechase, 1500m and 3000m on the track; Midget Jenevieve Patry-Smith’s trio of Bronze Medals in shot put, discus and javelin; Youth Brianna Bates’ Silver Medal in javelin; Midget Maxwell Jones’ Gold medal in pole vault; Youth Finnley Cookson’s Bronze medal in pole vault; Midget Gavin Fan’s Bronze in 200m; Midget Jeremy Belcher’s Silver medal in triple jump; and Youth Evan Smith’s Bronze in javelin.

Fetherstonhaugh, Jones, and Patry-Smith are also to be congratulated on meeting Team BC qualification standards in 2000m steeplechase, pole vault, and javelin, respectively.

Congratulations to all the athletes for personal best accomplishments as well as many top 8 performances throughout the weekend. Full results can be viewed at the following link: http://www.nanaimotrackandfield.com/app/webroot/uploads/2016jamboreeresults-revised2.pdf

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RCTFC athletes and coaches compete well in pole vault at Craven

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RCTFC’s Midget athlete Maxwell Jones competed well in the Midget boys pole vault event with a vault of 3.10m at the recent Trevor Craven meet. Coaches and fellow pole vaulters Kevin Smith and Alex Bouzane also competed at the event alongside their athletes.

Congratulations to all the RCTFC athletes who have competed at local meets in the last month.

Full results of the following meets can be found within the links provided below:

Trevor Craven:


Jack Brow:




For more information about full results from other 2016 meets, see the BC Athletics link here:


RCTFC Annual Club BBQ & Mini Pent 2016

The RCTFC Annual Club Mini Pentathlon followed by a club BBQ attracted more than 85 athletes, parents and coaches despite wet conditions!

rascals run

The event marks the end of the training weeks for Track Rascals and Intro to Track athletes. Congratulations to all these athletes for their hard work during the last 10 weeks! We hope to see you again next year!

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Royal City Track & Field Club athletes win well at BC High School Champs

Fourteen Midget and Junior Royal City Track & Field Club athletes qualified to compete for their respective high schools at BC High School Track & Field Championships in Nanaimo June 2-4, 2016.

Emily Chilton, Lauren Vanee, Finn Cookson, Grace Fetherstonhaugh, Ashlynne Stairs, and Brianna Bates, Emma Dolman, Gavin Fan, Maxwell Jones, Jenevieve Patry-Smith, Joelle Pinvidic, Lauryn Savela, Diego Meija and Elizabeth Bowles are to be congratulated for their performances at zone championships and provincials!

Highlights include:

  • 9th place in 400m and 800m for Senior Emily Chilton
  • 10th place in javelin for Senior Lauren Vanee
  • Silver Medal in pole vault for Junior Finn Cookson
  • Gold Medal in 3000m and 1500m steeplechase for Junior Grace Fetherstonhaugh
  • Silver Medal in javelin and 6th place in pole vault for Junior Brianna Bates
  • Silver Medal in discus and shot put and Bronze in javelin for Junior Jenevieve Patry-Smith
  • 4th place in pole vault for Junior Maxwell Jones
  • 6th place in javelin for Gr 8 Lauryn Savela
  • 8th place in long jump for Gr 8 Diego Meija
  • 9th and 12th place in 800m and 400m respectively for Gr 8 Elizabeth Bowles

Full results and performances can be seen on the results link below: