Yesterday afternoon Athletics Canada announced that Valley Royal members Jessica Smith and Michael Mason have both been named to the 50 member Canadian team that will take part in this summer’s Commonwealth Games.
At the Games, scheduled to take place from July 23 to August 3 in Glasgow, Scotland, Smith will compete in the women’s 800 meters while Mason will contest the men’s high jump event. So far this season Smith has a best time for the 800 meter of 2:01.42 while Mason has cleared 2.28 meters in the high jump. Both performances were achieved last month at the Mt. Sac relays pin Los Angeles. Mason, who resides in Abbotsford, is coached by Ziggy Szelagowicz while Burnaby resident Smith is coached by Brit Townsend.