Django Lovett recorded a season best high jump performance of 2.23 meters Saturday at the Mt. Sac Relays in Los Angeles. The event was won by American Jesse Williams who cleared an identical height to Lovett but accomplished his clearance on a second attempt to Lovett’s third. But all in all it was a pleasing performance by the Valley Royal athlete who recorded his best height in several years and at present it ranks him first in Canada.
Other Valley Royal performances of note at Mt. Sac included Lindsay Butterworth’s big break through and personal best 4:17.99 in placing 6th in the women’s 1500 meters. Butterworth’s clocking gives her seventh place in the Canadian rankings for that event. Jessica Smith was sixth in the women’s 800 meters (2:03.89) and Helen Crofts ran 2:07.21 in her section of the same event.
At the Oregon Relays in Eugene, OR four Valley Royal athletes took part in the high school division of the meet. Tanner Geary ran 1:57.18 to place fifth in the field of more then 40 athletes. Daniel James competed in the second section of the 800m and turned in a time of 2:03.94. Kristin Biela ran a personal best 4:08.73 in the boys 1500 meters and proved to himself that even faster times are now very possible.