Abbotsford News Sports Writer, Ben Lypka, has written a news report about our Valley Royals Athletes competing in the Langley Pacific Meet. To read the full article click here: http://www.abbynews.com/sports/valley-royals-earn-hardware-in-langley/
Congratulations to all of our Valley Royals Athletes who represented their school at the 50th BC High School Track & Field Championships! Results are available here: 2017-bc-championships-results, the Gerry Swan Report is available here: Gerry Swan Report for the 50th BC High School Track & Field Championships June 1-3 2017, and Ben Lypka’s “Abbotsford News” article about Abbotsford athletes at Provincials is available here: http://www.abbynews.com/home2/abbotsford-athletes-win-big-at-track-and-field-provincials/
Several of our club athletes achieved medal standing including: Vikramjit Gondara winning double Gold in Senior Discus & Hammer, Alexa Porpaczy winning Gold in Senior High Jump, Greg Poirier winning Gold in Senior Shot Put, Bryce McKenzie winning Gold in Senior High Jump (see video link below), Eniko Sara winning Gold in Junior Girls High Jump, Rowan Hamilton winning double Silver in Senior Discus & Hammer, Michael Lambert winning Silver in Senior Boys High Jump, Joshua Carsience winning Silver in Grade 8 Javelin, Zach Kuzyk winning Bronze in Senior High Jump, Marley Hutchison & Cassidy Hutchison winning Bronze in the Senior Women’s 4 x 400m Relay, Rowan Hamilton & Daniel James winning Bronze in the Senior Men’s 4 x 400m Relay Team
Click here to see video of Bryce McKenzie’s personal best 2.05m Gold Medal High Jump: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_aeHz75fl2dRGNQX2lhNjQzMzQ/view
(Club athletes who achieved medal standing: Please email Monica at [email protected] with details, photos & video clips to add to this post. Thanks!)
Congratulations to all of our athletes who represented the Valley Royals at the Run for Water 5K Race on May 28th! Race Results are available here: https://www.sportstats.ca/display-results.xhtml?raceid=44648
More photos of our Run For Water Team & Families posted on our Club Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/ValleyRoyalsTrackAndFieldClub/ “Like” our Page to get connected then Click “Following” and select “See First” in your News Feed to get regular updates from our Club Facebook Account
Congratulations to Valley Royal Middle Distance runner Parmvir Waring for winning the Senior Boy Aggregate Award at the Abbotsford Mission Championships. Parm placed 1st in all three of his individual events and was the only senior boy to earn this title. Parmvir is pictured with Coach Kiya of the Middle Distance Coaching Team
Congratulations to high-jumper, Alexa Porpaczy, on winning Gold at the prestigious Mt. Sac Meet in California with a Personal Best jump of 177.8 cm! Alexa has achieved the standard to compete in the Commonwealth Games for Team Canada this summer! “The Province” newspaper published an article about Alexa on April 26th 2017. Check it out by clicking here: Province News Article “The Sky’s the Limit…” Alexa is pictured with Coach Ziggy – Head Coach of Power & Speed
Django Lovett moved one step closer to qualifying for the IAAF World Championships and Alexa Porpaczy captured the Girls High Jump in dramatic fashion at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays in Torrance, California on Saturday.
Lovett cleared 2.27 m just 3 cm shy of the qualifying standard for the IAAF World Championships in London this August to capture the silver medal.
Porpaczy needed a third attempt at 5′ 8 (173cm), but cleared 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm) on her second to defeat Cassidy Palka from California and secure the gold medal, as well as achieving the standard for the Youth Commonwealth Championships representing TEAM CANADA in the Bahamas in July.
Both athletes are coached by Ziggy Szelagowicz of the Valley Royals Track Club in Abbotsford.