Four Finalists for BCA Athlete of the Year Awards…

Four Valley Royal athletes will be honored as finalists next Saturday as the best athletes in their age groups.

Chosen as a finalist in the senior men’s division was high jumper Mike Mason.  At last summer’s Commonwealth Games, Mason won the bronze medal in the high jump.  During the season the long time Royal had a best performance of 2.28 meters in the high jump

Jessica Smith is a finalist in the senior women’s category.  The 800-meter specialist had a season’s best performance of 2:02.92 and she was a semi finalist at the Commonwealth Games.

The Royals have two athletes chosen as finalists in the midget men’s 15-year old division.  Vikramjit Gondara went undefeated during the season in the hammer throw and finished his season by winning that event with a throw of 59.44 meters at the Canadian Legion Championships.

The other Royal finalist in the midget boys division is high jumper Michael Lambert.  With a leap of 1.85 meters, Lambert was the top ranked 15-year old high jumper in the province and won the bronze medal at the Canadian Legion Championships.