Thank you to all our athletes and their families for joining us for another successful Jennifer Rogers Swan Meet. A very big thank you must also go to all our volunteers and our officials. Without your time and expertise, the event would not be possible.
Congrats to members of the Valley Royals Power/Speed group for their excellent performances at the 2022 “Ice Breaker” meet, held in Langley on Saturday, March 5th. Although the meet offered only a limited number of events, athletes took the opportunity to show off all the hard work they’ve done over the fall and winter.
Evan Booth, Carter Thiessen, Luke Wight, Sanaa Musonge, Tristan Steiger and Charlie Franson all opened their seasons with personal bests in the 200m. Vanessa Piranni also performed well in both the 300meter hurdles and 100 meter hurdles. The power speed athletes joined forces with the athletes from the distance crew to run some strong 4 x 400meter relays.
Well done, team.
Our Valley Royals distance group took advantage of the bright sunshine and great conditions this past Saturday to record some outstanding season opening performances. In particular Mark Molina ran an amazing 4:14.11 in his first ever 1500m, a time that in years past would put him in the medals at BC high schools in the junior division. Halle May ran a huge personal best in the 1500m with a 5:05.76 which was just under 10 seconds faster that her peak season performance from last season, and virtually all our distance group athletes put strong opening marks on the board.
A big congratulations goes out to all our athletes who represented us proudly.
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
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!
Joshua Carsience Celebrates a New PR
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.
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.