These are the track and field meets for the junior development (JD) season. Decide which ones you want to train for and attend, and then register using the links below.
1) JJ Schmidt Memorial Meet, Richmond, April 29th
Registration is closed.
2) Jennifer Rogers Swan Memorial Meet, Abbotsford, May 5-6
Registration is closed.
3) 17th Annual Eagle Classic, Maple Ridge, May 13th
Registration is closed.
4) Richard B Collier Kahuna Throws Fest, Richmond, May 21
Registration closes May 17
5) JD Pentathlon Championships, Delta, June 17th
Registration closes June 12
6) Langley Pacific Invitational, June 23-24
Registration information will follow shortly.
7) Bring the Heat, South Surrey, July 4th
Registration closes July 1
8) JD Championships, Delta, July 15-16
Registration closes July 10
Shout out to all the Royals athletes who attended the “Just This Once” meet in White Rock on Saturday. Several JDs performed very well both on the track and on the field.
Special congrats to Evan Booth for his personal best in the 200m, with a time of 25.23. Will Van Schagen dropped a second off his personal best in the 400m hurdles, running a time of 56.90, over a full second faster that the Team BC qualification standard for the Legion Nationals later this summer. And a huge, huge congrats to Judy Summers for smashing the BC record in the women’s 55-59 300m hurdles. Judy’s time was 60.64, several seconds faster that the old record.
Well done, Judy and well done Royals.
A big congratulations to all our Royals Athletes who participated in our Jennifer Rogers Swan Memorial meet this past weekend at Jane and Gerry Swan field. A big thank you goes out to all our great volunteers and BC Athletics officials for doing such a great job running the meet for our young athletes and youth.
I just wanted to say how proud I am to be a part of the Valley Royals Track and Field Club. Besides the numerous outstanding performances by all of our new and veteran athletes over the past couple of days, the Jen Swan meet was a great example of teamwork, sportsmanship, positivity and volunteerism. Thank you to all of you who helped make this meet not only possible but a huge success. I am looking forward to seeing our athletes continue to push their limits (and have fun in the process) over the rest of the 2023 season. Well done, team. – Coach Trevor
Our athletes had a great weekend and posted some great results including many personal best performances. Sam May, Riley Simmonds, and Jonah Dyck started the day with some first rate running in the Steeplechase. Sam May’s 6:15.10 was seven seconds under National funding standard and gets him one step closer to his goal of representing BC at Nationals. Riley was just off standard and also will be one to watch for making the Provincial Team. Will Van Schagen posted an outstanding run in the 400m hurdles to attain national funding standard with a 57.77 second personal best performance and Miles Graham, Mack Lascelle, Sam Rasquinha, Jonah Kassel, and Oliver and Freddie Teer ran strongly in the 800m. Mack Lascelle recorded a 5 second personal best of 2:00.67. Arie Wassenaar ran strongly in the 1500m.
On our women’s side Maggie Epp and Adrianna Buitelaar posted fantastic performances in the 1200m event. Maggie posted a personal best 3:45.93 just off funding standard and Adrianna’s 3:39.06 gives her a second standard for the season. Both of these young women are firmly placing themselves among the best in the country at the U16 level. Zoe Unger ran a strong 10:49.15 in the 3000m event.
Mark Molina posted a sizzling personal best performance of 1:55.52 in the 800m this past weekend at the Portland Invitational meet. Great early season performance about half a second from National Standard.
A big congratulations to all these athletes and the families who support them for their hard work and dedication are really paying off. And to Mark, well done! – Coach Scott
Download the results from this year’s meet: RESULTS Jennifer Rogers Swan Meet 2023
A huge thank you to all the volunteers who made this meet run so smoothly. Also, we want to acknowledge all the parents who support their athletes in training and meet success with driving, holding bags and water bottles, and enduring the cold and rainy events.
Please download the updated Meet Package and review the changes to the schedule for this meet.
Download: Jennifer Rogers Swan Meet Package 2023 VMay 5
Athletes aged 6 to 8 are invited to join our Track Rascals program.
- May 16 – June 23 at Rotary Stadium
- Tuesdays and Fridays 4-5pm
Email Christa ([email protected]) to register.
Our Royals distance group had some great performances at the JJ Schmidt Memorial meet, recently, in Richmond.
Adrianna Buitelaar ran on her own in the U16 2000m event to achieve Provincial Funding Standard to Canadian Championships with a spectacular 6:24.00 performance.
Riley Simmonds ran a personal best performance also in the U16 2000m with a blazing 5:59.71 to narrowly miss standard, and Maggie Epp also recorded a fantastic personal best performance of 2:17.49 in the 800m, only 1.5 seconds off standard.
Just as a note funding standard is the average of the 3rd place finish at National Championships for the past several years.
Will Van Schagen ran very strongly to easily win the 800m with a 2:03 clocking and then turned in a gut busting performance in the 1500m 🙂 Mack Lascelle, Miles Graham, Jonah Dyck, Jasmine Halwas, Zoe Unger, Santos Svelander and Sam Rasquinha also represented us proudly.
Well done Royals – Coach Scott