The Valley Royals Track and Field Club focuses on promoting participation in track and field as a sport suited to the individual’s mental, physical, and emotional development. Founded in 1980, the Royals work to foster programs for the development of athletes and offer opportunities for club members to compete at the local, regional, national, and international levels
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MY ENERGY COMES STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART
I USE MY HEAD, I USE MY FEET
DON’T MESS WITH ME, I’M 100% ATHLETE !
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CURRENT INFORMATION, EVENTS & NEWS:
REMINDER 2014 REGISTRATION IS NOW DUE:
Please print off Club registration & volunteer forms and bring to your first practice with appropriate fees. All forms & fees must by received by the 1st practice that you attend, this is necessary so that you are covered for insurance purposes.
CHILD TAX RECEIPT:
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MINUTES: HERE
HEAD COACHES REPORT: HERE
April 12th Emilie Mondor Invite @ SFU RESULTS
April 19th Eason Invitational
April 30th & May 1st Upper Fraser Valleys @ Abbotsford
May 10th Eagle Classic Track & Field Meet
May 12,13 &15th Fraser Valleys @ Coquitlam
May 17 – 18th South Fraser Jr. Olympics
May 21-22 BC Summer Games Zone 3 Trials
May 29-31 BC High School Championships @ Langley
Canadian Power and Speed move Top Twenty marks
Aaron Brown of Toronto has established himself of Canada’s number one sprinter with a convincing win in the 200m at the Mt SAC relays in Walnut CA. He ran 20.26 as he defeated Wallace Spearmon of the US. This senior at USC ran 10.16 in the 100m as well. He ranks number 3 in the world in the 200m in this early part of the season.
Mike Mason of Nanoose Bay, BC won the high jumps at Mt SAC with a 2.28m clearance. This early season mark ranks him 4th in the world list for 2014.
This Olympian and NAIA champion from the University of British Columbia moved to Abbotsford, B.C., in 2012 to work under a new coach, the Polish-trained Ziggy Szelagowicz.
Brandon McBride, the sophomore at Mississippi State ran in a world class 800m at Mt SAC and established that he is ready for the next step in his promising career. This Windsor, ON athlete ran a personal best of 1:45.35 behind the world leader, Duane Solomon’s 1:43.88. Brandon who won the NCAA indoor title this winter now ranks number 5 in the world for 2014.
Matt Hughes of Oshawa, ON win the 3000m steeplechase in Walnut with a controlled 8:35.37 tour of the 71/2laps of the 400m track each with 5 barriers.
Matt, a graduate of the University of Louisville and former NCAA champion broke Graeme Fell’s 28 year old Canadian record last summer at the World Championships in Moscow, when ran 8:11.64 for 6th place.
Shawn Barber from Toronto and now a student at the University of Akron was second in the pole vault at Mt SAC with 5.60m. This mark ranks him tied for 4th spot on the world list for 2014. Shawn won the NCAA pole vault in March with a Canadian indoor record of 5.75m
Canadian 4x100m team who won the Bronze medal at the World Championships in Moscow last summer with 37.92 started their season in Gainesville, FL with a win over the German National team. Their time of 39.03 qualifies them for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland this summer. Team members in Florida were Gavin Smellie, Dontae Richards Kwok, Jared Connaughton, Justyn Warner
Tim Nedow from Brockville, ON threw the shot put 20.71m at the Kansas Relays in Lawrence. This ranks Tim 7th on the world list for 2014. This 2013 Canadian champion graduated from De Paul University in Chicago but now trains at the National Throws Centre in Kamloops.
|Top Twenty Canadians Outdoors to April 14, 2014|
|Aaron Brown’92||200m||20.19 (-0.6)||1193||**|
|Evan Dunfee’90||5k RW||18:53.06||1161|
|Ben Thorne’93||5k RW||19:00.62||1152|
|Inaki Gomez’88||5k RW||19:03.53||1148|
|Andre De Grasse’94||200m||20.46||1142||**|
|Akeem Haynes’92||100m||10.27 (0.6)||1115|
|Brendon Rodney’92||200m||20.76 (0.0)||1103|
|Eric Gillis’80||10k road||28:31.4||1092|
|Justyn Warner’87||100m||10.37 (-0.5)||1085|
|Gavin Smellie’86||200m||20.92 (0.6)||1079|
Power Speeds Group competed in their first meet of the season @ UBC Open on March 30. Despite the cold, rain and wind some good results for the first meet of the year were achieved. Hannah Konrad ran 1:00.40 (6) in the 400m a PB. Hailey Gibson 13.37 (9) in the 100m. Michael Mason 2.20m (1) in HJ, Spencer Spenst 1.70m (4) in HJ, Zach Choboter 11.94 (11) in 100m, and 6.21m (8) in LJ.
DJANGO LOVETT - Valley Royals High Jumper, currently attending the University of New Mexico, competed at the Mountain West Indoor Championships on March 1/2014 at Colorado Spring.He won the High Jump competition with a record-tying leap of 2.20 m. This also set a new personal record and Mountain West Indoor Championships record .Congratulations Django , Job well done !!!
World Indoor Championships March 7-6 Sopot Poland:Mike Mason,representing Canada,and coach Ziggy Szelagowicz travelled to the World Indoor Championships in Poland. Mike jumped 2.28m in the qualifying round, beating five jumpers with higher rankings. In the final round he jumped 2.25m giving him 8th place. Coach Ziggy says “The trip was very successful. The organization and competition of the World Championships was outstanding.”
Congratulations to Harold Willers (Throw Coach) on being inducted into SFU Clan Athletics Hall of Fame on March 31, 2014
“Willers was a member of the Clan track and field program from 1976-80, specializing in the hammer throw. He was a three time NAIA Champion in the discipline in 1978, 79 and 80 with SFU before a successful post-collegiate career that saw him win four Canadian Championships in the event from 1981 to 1984. He competed for Canada at the Commonwealth Games and the Pan American Games. As of his induction in 2014 he still holds the SFU record in the hammer with a toss of 67.28-metres, a record over 25 years old.”
Update from Katie Crivello(2nd from the right) “An update about what’s been happening in Arizona for track! My coach was pretty surprised by my running, when we ran 300m time trials I had the third fastest run for the girls, I’m the second fastest 100m runner on the team! I made the 4X100m relay (team pictured), I’m also doing the 4X400m relay. We have our first meet in about 2 weeks so I’ll let you know how that goes. It is definitely so much fun here and I can’t wait to come back up to the royals! I miss all of you guys !!”
Congratulations to Mike Mason on his High Jump win in Milrose, New York. Jumping 2.30m – standard for World Indoor Championships. Good Luck in Sopot/Poland March 2 -10, 2014.
updated April 21/2014