Excellent Results at White Rock Meet

Shout out to all the Royals athletes who attended the “Just This Once” meet in White Rock on Saturday. Several JDs performed very well both on the track and on the field.

Special congrats to Evan Booth for his personal best in the 200m, with a time of 25.23. Will Van Schagen dropped a second off his personal best in the 400m hurdles, running a time of 56.90, over a full second faster that the Team BC qualification standard for the Legion Nationals later this summer. And a huge, huge congrats to Judy Summers for smashing the BC record in the women’s 55-59 300m hurdles. Judy’s time was 60.64, several seconds faster that the old record.

Well done, Judy and well done Royals.

UPDATED JD Meet Schedule with Registration Links

These are the remaining junior development (JD) track and field meets this season. Decide which ones you want to train for and attend, and then register using the links below.
1) Bring the Heat, South Surrey, July 4th
Registration closes July 1
2) JD Championships, Delta, July 15-16
Registration closes July 10

Distinguished Performances at UofW High School Invitational Meet

Our Royals Distance Athletes had a great opening meet this past weekend at the University of Washington High School Invitational. Running against some of the best athletes in the Pacific Northwest, many of our crew posted personal best performances, and others were running very close to what they were running at peak season last year.

Riley Simmonds, Sam May, and Mack Lascelle recorded massive personal best times in the 3000m of 9:12.25, 9:09.58, and 9:16.80. Sam May ran very strongly, and Mack ran the last half of this race with one shoe.  Riley Simmonds’ performance for a grade 9 athlete was simply astounding. On the Women’s side, Zoe Unger recorded a big PR of 10:41.22 to cap off a fantastic opening night.

On Sunday, our ‘milers’ and 800m runners had some great performances as well. Will Van Schagen came up with a great opening run and PR of 2:03.90 in the 800m, and Adrianna Buitelaar ran a fantastic 5:05.67 in the mile (approximately 4:43 for 1500m). Maggie Epp also recorded a personal best performance in the mile of 5:12.22. Mark Molina ran a strong 800m of 1:58.12 to finish 6th in the Invitational Section, and Miles Graham ran a strong opener of 2:11.57. A great time was had by all!

Congratulations to all of our Royals – both parents and athletes, who represented us with distinction at one of the premier high school events in the Northwest.  – Coach Scott