Our Athletes Shine at Recent Meets

The Valley Royals Middle Distance group turned in some great performances this past week in Langley and Kelowna.

Halle and Sam May, Tristian and Will Steiger, Alyssa Hutchison, Arie Wassenaar, Damian Sutton, Riley Simmonds, Sam Rasquinha, and Zoe Unger turned in strong performances in the Fraser Valley Twilight meet, on Wednesday, June 30, in Langley.

Coach Scott, Valley Royals Endurance Coach

Riley Simmonds and Damian Sutton finished one and two in the U14 800m. Sam May had a great race in the U16 800m, finishing second with an astounding 2:08 run. Halle May placed a strong second against probably the fastest high school runner in the province. Sam Rasquinha, Alyssa Hutchison, Zoe Unger, Arie Wassenaar, and Tristian and Will Steiger also represented Valley Royals strongly in the 800m event. Mayci Falk looked very strong in the Senior Women’s 400 meter representing the Royals Sprint group proudly.

Reid Johnston and Andrew Thomson Shine in Kelowna

Valley Royals athletes at Kelowna meet in June 2021.

Two of our distance athletes Andrew Thomson and Reid Johnston shone in Kelowna this past weekend. Andrew Thomson continued to post huge personal record performances in both the open men’s 800 and 1500 meter events. Running 1:57 for 800 and 4:04 for 1500 Andrew is knocking on the door of scholarship level performance. Reid Johnston also continues to achieve PRs in the 800m with a 1:58 run this weekend, which starts to make him a runner to watch in the future. Well done boys!

Valley Royals athletes at Kelowna Meet in June 2021.

Joshua Carsience Celebrates a New PR

Joshua Carsience pole vaulting a personal record of 4.15 metres.

At the Royal City PV Meet, in New Westminster, on Sunday, July 4, Joshua reached a new personal record of 4.15m in pole vault. Great work at pushing to new heights.

CANCELLED EVENT

Sweaty Face

After careful consideration, the decision has been made to cancel the June 27, 2021 Valley Royals Meet. The weather forecast is for 41 degrees and adding in humidity, could feel as high as 50 degrees. Our utmost consideration is for the health and safety of all participants, so the organizing committee feels this is the best decision for all involved. .

With COVID restrictions lessening, meets are now opening up to outside clubs. We encourage you to go to this link on the BC Athletics website and look up meets that you might be able to attend.

https://www.bcathletics.org/CalendarResults/

This weekend, stay safe, stay cool, and be good to yourself and others.

Photo: Hans Reniers via Unsplash

CANCELLED: June 27 In-club Youth Performance Trials

After careful consideration, the decision has been made to cancel this event due to the extreme heat that is forecast for June 27.

Sunday, Jun 27/21 at Rotary Stadium, 12pm to 5pm

Meet info: Meet Info In-club Youth Performance Trials June 27, 2021

$10 per athlete

SCHEDULE

The event has a rolling schedule, moving generally from youngest to oldest for each event. Check the event info (link above) for an approximate schedule.

Track Zone 1 : 100m, sprint hurdles, 1500m, 600m, 800m, 200m, 400m, distance hurdles (in event order)

Field: shot put (JDs), long jump (U16+), long jump (JDs), shot put (U16+), high jump (in event order)

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are needed to help the event run smoothly. Add to your family volunteer hours by contacting Debbie Foote at [email protected].

 

[UPDATED] In-club Trial Results for June 16 & 17

We are proud of all the strong and brave performances in the June 16 and 17 in-club performance trials. Thank you to all the volunteers for helping us hold these important opportunities. We look forward to more trial meets in the future.

Click the link for June 16 event results: Valley Royals In-club Trial Results June 16

Click the link for June 17 event results: Valley Royals In-club Trial Results June 17

Registration is Now Open for the Upcoming In-club Trials

Valley Royals Runner
June 16th (Wed.) 5pm to 8pm at Rotary Stadium

Meet info:Valley Royals Meet Info June 16, 2021

  • 5:00 – 6:00pm Hammer (U14-U22) with CSI/HP to follow
  • 6:00-6:15pm  Break
  • 6:15 – 7:00pm Discus (U16-U22) with CSI/HP to follow
  • 7:00 – 7:15pm Break
  • 7:15 – 8:00pm Discuss (JD U9 – U14)
June 17th (Thurs.) 5pm to 8:45pm at Rotary Stadium

Meet Info: Valley Royals Meet Info June 17, 2021

  • 5:00 – 5:30 100m (U9 & older)
  • 5:30 – 6:00 Sprint hurdles (varying distances for different age brackets) with CSI / HP to follow
  • 6:00 – 6:45 1500m (U18 & older) with CSI/HP to follow; 1200m (U14 & U16)
  • 6:45 – 7:30 200m (U12 & older) with CSI/HP to follow
  • 7:30 – 8:00 400m (U18 & older) with CSI/HP to follow
  • 8:00 – 8:45 Distance hurdles (varying distances for different age brackets) with CSI/HP to follow
REGISTRATION

Registration is now open and  must be completed through Trackie, using the links below. Events are $10 each per athlete. Register by noon on June 15, 2021.

Register for Wednesday, June 16th in-club trial meet

Register for Thursday, June 17th in-club trial meet

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are needed to help the event run smoothly. Add to your family volunteer hours by contacting Debbie Foote at [email protected].