Royal City’s own Lauren Vanee was named the top senior track and field athlete in mid April after setting meet records in both the javelin and 400 metre hurdles.
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Forget the flowers. You know its spring when the pole vault mats come out!
Our apologies to anyone interested and not yet registered in our Intro To Track program. It is now full for the 2016 season and we will not be accepting any further registrations.
At the 2015 BC Athletic Awards banquet, two Royal City athletes won awards. Brianna Bates won a Midget 15 Track & Field Athlete Award for her performance of 38.38m in javelin throw. Jeneviève Patry-Smith won a Midget 14 Track & Field Athlete Award for her performances of 40.27m in javelin, 33.60m in discus, and 11.19m in shot put. Both girls competed on the national stage at the Legion Nationals in Quebec.
Royal City Midget girls, Brianna Bates and Jeneviève Patry-Smith, competed in the Athletics Canada Hershey Youth Regional Series on July 25th and 26th as part of their road to the Legion Youth Championships being held in Quebec in August. The girls finished 3rd and 2nd respectively in the Javelin competition on Saturday afternoon. Earlier in the day, Jeneviève also took home a silver medal in the shot put with a throw of 11.19m.
Now that the 2014 season has wound to a close, our club statistician, Gord Kalisch, has compiled all the results and we have posted an updated list of club records on the results page. Please check out the results and report any errors or omissions.
On April 26th, Royal City Track & Field Club held their first all-day track technical clinics for the athletes in the club. Athletes from ages 8 and up received individual coaching attention in all the technical events: hurdles, shot put, discus, javelin, long, triple and high jump, and pole vault.
To celebrate the success of the day, we have an online contest:
Guess which shoe belongs to which coach.
Royal City Track & Field Club’s Head Coach, Sean Dixon, won the Junior Development Coaching Excellence Award of the Year which was presented to him by BC Athletics Saturday, December 7 at the AGM and Awards Banquet. The prestigious award recognized Dixon’s major contributions to the club as a coach.
Dixon is a long time avid runner and has been volunteering his time and expertise as a coach with Royal City Track & Field Club since 2005. Dixon is a common fixture at all practices and specializes in coaching middle and long distance, as well as cross-country running with the athletes at the club. Dixon has Level 1 Coaching Certification for Track & Field.
Royal City Track & Field Club’s JD highlights from this year under Dixon’s direction included a total of 50 awards at the Provincial Junior Development Track and Field Championships, which consisted of 18 medals and 32 top eight finishes. A record setting turnout of RCTFC JD athletes also trained for and competed in the 2013 JD Lower Mainland Cross-Country Series; three of those athletes received medals for their overall placement in the series.
Royal City Track & Field Club is one of the few clubs with event specific coaching, specializing in sprints, hurdles, middle, long distance and cross-country running, as well as field events, such as javelin, discus, hammer throw, shot put, long jump, high jump and pole vault.
Two Royal City Track & Field Club Athletes were recognized at the Junior Development (JD) Awards Banquet on October 27, 2013. Athletes are selected for recognition by meeting the JD Awards Standards set by BC Athletics.
The athletes were:
- Jenevieve Patry-Smith (Discus – 25.99m, Javelin – 28.67m)
- Grace Fetherstonhaugh (2000m – 6:40.89)