Another Great Set of Performances, at BC Athletics Group Challenge

Well done to the Valley Royals power speed group for a great weekend, on July 24-25, at the BC Athletics Group Challenge in Langley for sprints, jumps, and hurdles. After a season with limited competition, the group took full advantage of the opportunity, achieving many personal best performances. 

Josh Carsience continued to improve his hurdling running the U20 110m (39”) hurdles in a best time of 15.96 seconds, which got him silver. Josh followed his silver up with a gold in the pole vault with a clearance of 4.10 meters. David Murray ran well in both the 400m and 200m, running 55.63 seconds and 25.42 seconds respectively. Emmanuel Akapoviroro and Thane Timmerman both performed well in the 100m, each coming off limited training due to injuries.    

On the women’s side, Mayci Falk ran a personal best time of 17.04 seconds in the open women’s 100m (33”) hurdles, which won her silver. Vanessa Pirani snagged two PBs over the weekend; one was in the 100m (30”) hurdles, with a time of 15.33 seconds, for which she claimed the bronze, and the other was in the 200m, with a time of 27.54 seconds. Sanaa Musonge, Aya Belway, and Parvina Malhi all performed well in the U16 girls 100m and 200m.   All claimed PBs in the 200m running 28.69 seconds, 29.88 seconds and 32.07 seconds respectively. This same trio was joined by Pirani to perform exceptionally well in the U18 girls 4 x 200m relay, running an excellent time of 1:56.61 seconds.

Well done to all who participated.

Coach Trevor
Vaness Pirani, Sanaa Musonge, Aya Belway, and Parvina Malhi - the U18 girls 4x200m relay team.
Joshua Carsience

Great Performances at Recent Meets

BC Regional Challenge (July 14 & 17)

The Valley Royals represented themselves in a fine manner this past weekend in the BC Regional Challenge at Jane and Gerry Swan Track. Our young athletes were outstanding, with many showing themselves to be some of the best in the Fraser Valley. Lexi Smith and Adrianna Buitelaar finished one and two in the U14 girls 800m with virtually identical times. Evan Booth jumped a huge personal best of 1.50m in the U14 boys high jump to tie the winning competitor in height, and Damian Brown won the U12 boys discus. Many of our athletes turned in top 3 performances and virtually every one of our young athletes turned in performances to be proud of.

Our club did a first-class job in hosting the meet, and a big thank you goes out to all our volunteers and officials who donated their time to run a great event for all our young participants. Make sure to check out the results to see how your young competitors did, and a big congratulations to all of our club members who participated. Well done.

Coach Scott Svelander

BC Athletics Multi-Events Challenge (July 17-18)

Joshua Carsience had eight personals bests in Kelowna last weekend. He brings home silver in Men’s U20 Decathlon with a points total of 5705! Decathalon includes the following events (with personal best results noted with “PB”).

  • 100m       
  • Long jump (PB for Joshua 6.31 m.)
  • Shot put (PB for Joshua with 10.35 m.)
  • High jump (PB for Joshua with 1.69 m.)
  • 400m (PB for Joshua with 56.86 sec.)
  • 110m Hurdles (PB for Joshua with 16.34 sec.)
  • Discus            
  • Pole vault (PB for Joshua with 4.2 m.)
  • Javelin (PB for Joshua with 43.73 m.)
  • 1500m (PB for Joshua with 5.15.20 min.)
Fantastic work and results, Joshua.

[UPDATED] Register by Thursday for the July 14 & 17 Track & Field Meets

July 14, 2021 (Wed.) Throws 5-8pm at Rotary Stadium

Meet info: VR Throws Meet Info July 14, 2021

[UPDATED] Females will throw first for all events, and then males will throw. JD discus will be the final throw event.

  • 5:00pm – 6:15pm Hammer (U14-U22, Open & Master)
  • 6:15pm – 7:15pm Discus (U16-U22, Open & Master)
  • 7:15pm – 8:00pm Discus (JD U9-U14)
July 17, 2021 (Sat.) Track and Field 9am-2:30pm at Rotary Stadium

[UPDATED] The schedule has changed to accommodate high jump for U10 – U14 in the morning.

Meet Info: VR Track and Field Meet Info July 17, 2021

Meet Map: VR Meet Map July 17, 2021

Track Shot Put
9:00am 60m Hurdles 9:00am U14 Female
10:00am 80m Hurdles 10:00am U10 Female
10:45am 600m 11:00am U12 Female
11:45am 800m 12:00pm U12 Male
12:00pm 100m 1:00pm U10 Male
1:00pm Freezie Fun Relay 2:00pm U14 Male
Long Jump Discus
9:00am U10 (Male Pit A; Female Pit B) 10:00am U12 Male
11:00am U12 (Male Pit A; Female Pit B) 11:00am U14 Male
12:45pm Track Rascals (Pit B) 12:00pm U14 Female
1:00pm U14 (Male Pit A; Female Pit B) 1:00pm U12 Female
High Jump [UPDATED] Freezie Fun Race [UPDATED]
9:00am U14 (Male / Female) 1:00pm free mixed age, gender,
and club race; register on site before NOON in the marshalling area
11:00am U10 & U12 (Male / Female)
Valley Royals Meet Map July 17, 2021

Registration is now open and  must be completed through Trackie, using the links below. Events are $10 each per athlete. Register by noon on July 12 (throws) and July 15 (track and field).

Register for Wednesday, July 14th in-club throws meet

Register for Saturday, July 17th in-club track and field meet


Volunteers are needed to help the event run smoothly. Add to your family volunteer hours by contacting Naomi Booth at [email protected].

Our Athletes Shine at Recent Meets

The Valley Royals Middle Distance group turned in some great performances this past week in Langley and Kelowna.

Halle and Sam May, Tristian and Will Steiger, Alyssa Hutchison, Arie Wassenaar, Damian Sutton, Riley Simmonds, Sam Rasquinha, and Zoe Unger turned in strong performances in the Fraser Valley Twilight meet, on Wednesday, June 30, in Langley.

Coach Scott, Valley Royals Endurance Coach

Riley Simmonds and Damian Sutton finished one and two in the U14 800m. Sam May had a great race in the U16 800m, finishing second with an astounding 2:08 run. Halle May placed a strong second against probably the fastest high school runner in the province. Sam Rasquinha, Alyssa Hutchison, Zoe Unger, Arie Wassenaar, and Tristian and Will Steiger also represented Valley Royals strongly in the 800m event. Mayci Falk looked very strong in the Senior Women’s 400 meter representing the Royals Sprint group proudly.

Reid Johnston and Andrew Thomson Shine in Kelowna

Valley Royals athletes at Kelowna meet in June 2021.

Two of our distance athletes Andrew Thomson and Reid Johnston shone in Kelowna this past weekend. Andrew Thomson continued to post huge personal record performances in both the open men’s 800 and 1500 meter events. Running 1:57 for 800 and 4:04 for 1500 Andrew is knocking on the door of scholarship level performance. Reid Johnston also continues to achieve PRs in the 800m with a 1:58 run this weekend, which starts to make him a runner to watch in the future. Well done boys!

Valley Royals athletes at Kelowna Meet in June 2021.

Joshua Carsience Celebrates a New PR

Joshua Carsience pole vaulting a personal record of 4.15 metres.

At the Royal City PV Meet, in New Westminster, on Sunday, July 4, Joshua reached a new personal record of 4.15m in pole vault. Great work at pushing to new heights.