Mason Wins Silver Medal at Canadian Championships – Going to Russia…

Mike Mason leaped 2.28 meters to place second in the high jump on Saturday at the  Canadian Senior Track and Field Championships held in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Canadian record holder Derek Drouin (ON) won the event with a clearance of 2:31
meters.  Valley Royal Django Lovett had a fourth place finish with a leap of 2.08 meters.

The Royals had two athletes compete in the women’s 800 meters with Jessica Smith placing fourth (2:03.96) and Helen Crofts came 6th (2:05.70).  The event was won by defending champion Melissa Bishop of Ontario in a time of 2:02.84.

Mason’s effort assured him of selection to the 32 member Canadian team that   
travel’s to Moscow, Russia in August for the World Championship of Athletics. Both Lovett and Smith will also travel to Russia this summer but in their case it will be to the city of Kazan for the Summer Universiade (FISU Games) that take place from July 7 – 12.

Konrad & Wakelyn Win Medals at BC JD Pentathlon Championships

Hannah Konrad and Parker Wakelyn won medals for the Valley Royals at the BC Junior Development Pentathlon Championships held Saturday in White Rock. Wakelyn scored 2,732 pts and placed second in the 12-year old boys’ division while Konrad had 2,829  points for a third place finish in the 15-year old girls’ competition. Complete results of the Pentathlon Championships can be found at this link.