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

Royals Excel at Spring Fling Meet

Our Valley Royals Distance Crew had a fantastic opener to the season today that was was fully representative of the hard work and dedication they have shown through the fall and winter sessions. At the Ocean Athletics Spring Fling many of our athletes recorded personal best performances and showed some truly gritty and determined running.
Adrianna Buitelaar ran a fantastic 10:10.32 in her first ever 3000m, followed by Zoe Unger, who ran yet another big PR of 10:32.69 to finish one and two.
Mark Molina easily out kicked the competition in the home straight to win the men’s mile with a 4:28 clocking, and Will Van Schagen recorded two great opening performances to win the U18 400m with a 53.09 and finish 2nd in the 800m with a 2:03.52.
Mack Lascelle ran a big PB of 9:06.35 in the 3000m, followed closely by Sam May, who also PRed, Riley Simmonds and Jonah Dyck, who also recorded strong runs.
Sam Rasquinha looked great and recorded a big PR in the 800m of 2:31.52, and Arata Nakanishi ran a strong 4:48.83 in the mile.
Well done to all our Royals. A great way to start the season.  – Coach Scott

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

Excellent Showing at Langley Pacific Invitational Meet

Valley Royals athletes had an excellent showing both on the track and on the field this past Saturday at the Langley Pacific Invitational.   There were numerous personal bests and gold-medal winning performances.   Here are the Royals’ gold-medal winners: 

  • Haveer Nigah – 2009 Boys High Jump (1.55m) and 200 hurdles (29.85s) 
  • Gurpartap Sandhu – 2008 Girls 300 Hurdles – 54.12 
  • Alexia Smith 2009 Girls 800- 2:34.98 
  • Adrianna Buitelaar U16 Girls 800  – 2:27.29 
  • Eloise McKerrow 2013 Girls High Jump – 1.10m 
  • Dhea Kondolay – 2009 Girls Javelin – 24.97m 
  • Thomas Wight – 2013 Boys Shot Put – 6.26m 
  • Chloe McKerrow – 2011 Girls Shot Put  – 5.90m 
  • Gurman Sandhu – 2013 Girls Shot Put – 4.93m 

There were many other great performances.  Most importantly, Royals athletes came together as team, worked together and had fun in the process.   From here, Royals athletes now turn their training towards the final push of the season as they prepare for the provincial championships and/or BC Summer Games in July.   

Well done everyone.   – Coach Trevor

2022 Pacific Langley Meet

Volunteers Needed – Rack up your volunteer hours

Our Jennifer Swan Memorial Meet is coming up Saturday May 7. It takes a LARGE group of individuals to host a track meet and we need you, your family members, and friends. Even if it’s just for an hour or two, every hand helps.

No experience is necessary, and if you have a preference for any particular event or set up/take down crew, let us know.

Please contact Naomi Booth via email [email protected] to find out more and to volunteer. You can also often find her at the track for JD and Power and Speed practices.