8 RCTFC High School Athletes Conquer at South Fraser Invitational

RCTFC Thrower Zuzu Liniewski mid hammer throw

8 of Royal City Track & Field Club’s high school-aged athletes won well at the South Fraser Invitational!

Congratulations to Isabelle Brunoro, Christina Heslop, Ryan Goudron, Ryan Holloway, Lauryn Savela, Zuzu Liniewski, Jenevieve Patry-Smith and Katie Stewart-Barnett for their performances.

It was a weekend of PBs for the RCTFC mass of throwers at the meet!

Jenevieve Patry-Smith threw a pb of 41.21m in javelin (600g) which brought her a 1st place, Zuzu threw 41.25m in the 3K hammer throw also taking 1st place, Lauryn Savela took 2nd place with a pb throw of 38.05m in javelin (500g) and Ryan Holloway threw a pb of 28.22m in discus (1.75k)!

On the track Katie Stewart-Barnett took 1st place in the 15-16 1500m steeplechase, Isabella Brunoro took 3rd and Christina Heslop took 4th place!

Congratulations also to Ryan Goudron who took 2nd place in the 1500m steeplechase as well as 4th place in the 800m!

Full results can be viewed here:


RCTFC Compete at Emilie Mondor Varsity Meet

Shout-out also to the RCTFC high school-aged athletes who competed at the Emilie Mondor Varsity Meet in early April on the SFU Campus!

Grace Fetherstonhaugh runs 2000m SC to 2nd place at Emilie Mondor

Competing against other club high school-aged athletes, but mostly against university athletes, were Kaitlyn Hanger (shot put, hammer), Ryan Roberts (1500m), Isabella Brunoro (1500m), Jenevieve Patry-Smith (javelin, discus), Zuzu Liniewski (hammer), Ryan Holloway (discus), Grace Fetherstonhaugh (2000m SC), Katie Stewart-Barnett (high jump, 2000m SC), Jack Foster (triple jump), Lauryn Savela (javelin), Brianna Bates (javelin), Shea Janke (2000m SC) and Ryan Goudron (2000m SC).

Full results can be viewed here:



RCTFC represent at Oregon Relays

Congratulations to distance runners Katie Stewart-Barnett and Grace Fetherstonhaugh and throwers Jenevieve Patry-Smith, Jarrett Chong, Zuzu Liniewiski and Lauryn Savela on their performances at the 2018 Oregon Relays at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.

Highlights include Jarrett Chong‘s 3rd place in shot put and javelin (57.39m) and also a top 10 performance in discus, Grace Fetherstonhaugh‘s 1st place in the 3000m and 2nd place & pb in the 1500m, Katie Stewart-Barnett‘s 2nd place in the 3000m and 5th place in high jump (she is gr 9 against a field of gr 11 & 12s). Stewart-Barnett jumped 1.60m in high jump and Fetherstonhaugh’s pb in the 1500m was 4:31:38. Congrats to JV Patry-Smith on her 4th place in javelin and Zuzu‘s performance in the varsity aged hammer where she took 14th place out of 25 as a gr 10 against seniors. Also of note is Lauryn Savela‘s javelin throw of 34.20m (first time throwing new javelin weight). Her performance brought her 14th place out of 33 as a gr 10 against a field of gr 11 & 12.

Full results can be found at the link below:


Top 2017 Performances by Two RCTFC Athletes Recognized at BC Athletics Banquet

RCTFC Head Coach Sean Dixon with athletes Grace Fetherstonhaugh & Katie Stewart-Barnett

Distance Runner/Steeplechaser Grace Fetherstonhaugh and Distance Runner/Steeplechaser/High Jumper Katie Stewart-Barnett were recognized at the 2017 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet on February 4, 2018.

Fetherstonhaugh was named 2017 BC Athletics Youth Female Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Highlights of her season included Gold at Canada Summer Games in 3000m steeplechase and Bronze at Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships in 3000m steeplechase. She currently holds the record in 2000m steeplechase (6:41.46) at the Canadian Youth Legion National Championships and in 2017 was ranked 1st provincially and nationally in both 2000m and 3000m steeplechase.

Stewart-Barnett was named 2017 Midget Female Cross Country Runner of the Year. Stewart-Barnett won the Gold medal at the BC Cross Country Championships in the Female 14 age group and she won the Bronze Medal at BC High School Junior Championships. She won the Female 14 Lower Mainland Cross Country Series and was undefeated in 4 races. Stewart-Barnett was also a recipient of the BC Athletics Midget 14 Female Track & Field Award. She accomplished the standard in the 2000m (with a time of 6:34.05) with her Silver medal win at the Jesse Bent, in the 1500m steeplechase (with a time of 5:04.66) with her Gold medal win at the BC Athletics Track & Field Championship Jamboree and also in high jump with her Gold medal win at the Ocean Athletics Summer Series #1 Meet with a jump of 1.60m.


Royal City Track & Field Club celebrates 2017 Season

Congratulations to all Royal City Track & Field Club Athletes and Coaches on a very successful 2017 Track & Field Season and Cross Country Season as well!

Here are some highlight pics from the 2017 Royal City Track & Field Club Banquet:

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Congratulations to all RCTFC Athletes for their personal accomplishments and to all the RCTFC Coaches for their time, energy and expertise!

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Thank you to Coach Jason Delesalle for the photos.

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:


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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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