Jessica Smith, a semi finalist at last summer’s London Olympic Games, has accepted an invitation to act as guest speaker at this year’s Valley Royals Awards banquet . 2012 was a break though year for Smith and one that saw her create a personal best for 800-meters and qualify for Canada’s Olympic Games team. Jessica’s personal best came at last year’s Harry Jerome meet where she fought and won the 800-meter event in 1:59.86 in an exciting drive to the tape. During her university running career at Simon Fraser University, Smith won national titles in both track and cross country. At the Olympic Games Jessica was a semi finalist in the 800-meters. In her talk Smith will highlight the ups and downs that an athlete will encounter in the path to athletic success.
This year’s Valley Royals banquet is scheduled for the Legacy Centre on Wednesday, February 13. Let your coach know that you will be in attendance to enjoy an a great dinner and awards presentation that will see every athlete in attendance recognized.