Royals Excel at BC High School Cross Country Championships

A big congratulations goes out to our Valley Royals Cross Country runners. Yesterday (Nov. 6) at Jericho Beach Park in Vancouver, we wrapped up our season with some of the strongest performances of the year.
In the Junior Boys Division, Mark Molina finished 11th, Sam May finished 15th, and Arata Nakanishi finished 31st in a field of 265 runners. In the Junior girls, Adrianna Buitelaar finished 21st in a field of 240, which can only be described as a fantastic result for this grade 8 competitor. Zoe Unger did not have her best race and still finished a very strong 39th!
In the senior division William Burke and Halle May finished strongly with 46th and 51 place finishes respectively. As many of our competitors are not at the top of their age division, we should be ready to start challenging for medal positions at the provincial level over the next 12 months.
A big thank you goes out to all the people who supported our Cross Country runners through the fall.  Well done Royals.
Great athletes are the result of great programs and our board members, parents, volunteers and coaches have all done a fantastic job this fall in developing our athletes. – Coach Scott

BC Cross Country Championships 2021

Our Valley Royals Cross Country runners were in Victoria this past weekend (Oct 22) representing us at the British Columbia Cross Country Championships. Our young and developing group did extremely well in what was for many their first cross country race on the provincial stage. Our top finishers in their respective divisions were Nicholas Jirot with 2nd, Averie Westbrook in 3rd,  Adrianna Buitelaar in 6th,  Riley Simmonds with 7th, Damion Sutton with 7th, Mark Molina in 9th, and Zoe Unger in 12th. Our crew of 24 runners almost without exception rose to the occasion and turned in personal best performances. As we can see from these results, our young group has worked very hard over the past two years and have put themselves in a position where they will soon be challenging for medal performances, team titles, and continued personal bests, at the very competitive provincial level.

So very well done for all our Cross Country Runners and their families who support them. – Coach Scott

Check out the official results here:

Cross Country Provincials – Register Today

This year the Cross Country Provincial Championships will be held at Beaver Lake, just outside Victoria, on October 23rd. Open to runners aged 9 and up, distances range by age. Details and registration can be found using the BC Athletics link (below).
Please use the following link to register asap. 
Also, we highly recommend you book your ferry reservation this week as the waits have been lengthy.

Results: October 9th Valley Royals Cross Country Meets

The JDs had another great showing with lots of strong performances! – Coach Parm

Great running from all our JDs, and well done to our high school open division runners. Great showing from so many of our up and coming athletes. – Coach Scott

Our Valley Royals Cross Country runners competed in our home meet this past weekend at Clearbrook Park in Abbotsford. In the JD division, Avery Westbrook, Jackson Camozzi, Landon Gleeson, Alexia Smith, Adrianna Buitelaar, and Damian Sutton all won their respective divisions. Nevaya Neufeld placed 2nd in the 10 year old girls race and Josiah Boulter finished 3rd in the 11 year old boys race. We also saw strong performances from Ellie Heath, Damien Brown, Addison Westbrook, and Meera Hadani.  Many more of our club athletes were also right in there for the medals.

In the High School Open Division we showed very well with Halle May, Zoe Unger, and Ally Hutchison placing 3rd , 4th, and 9th respectively on the women’s side, and Mark Molina, Sam May, Arata Nakanishi, William Burke, and Riley Simmonds, placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, and 9thin the men’s division.

A notable mention goes out to Brett Kehler who ran a strong race in the very competitive University Open division and to all of our developing athletes who are working hard and improving daily. Well done.

The athletes look to prepare for their final meet of the season on October 23rd in Victoria.

I would like to finish by giving a big shout out to all of our great volunteers who made this event such a success. -Coach Scott

We had many compliments from all the universities, clubs, and high schools that attended, and it would not have happened without all of you. Thanks for all your fine efforts.

Check out the results and photos below!

TWU 2021 XC Open Oct 9 Results

Valley Royals XC JD Oct 9 Results