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
WILLPOWER IS LIKE A MUSCLE…..THE MORE YOU USE IT THE STRONGER IT GETS !
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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:
If you are in need of a tax receipt contact Christa @ firstname.lastname@example.org
WED. MARCH 12TH AGM (Annual General Meeting) @ LEGACY BLDG (LOWER FLOOR) Open to Athletes & Parents
5:30 PM Pizza & Pop will be served
MARCH 28 – 30 Don Holders Relay @ Yakima Washington
Jennifer Swan Memorial - Abbotsford
(There will be another one in Kamloops March 29)
Saturday March 8, 2014 2pm at the Legacy Center 32470 Haida @ Exhibition Park
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.
Another Successful Awards Banquet was held on Wed. Feb 12th. Congratulations to All Athletes on their accomplishments in 2013!
Sokolowski & Spenst Win at Harry Jerome Indoor
Richmond Olympic Oval, Saturday, February 1–Kate Sokolowski had just enough left in her tank to win a closely fought midget girls’ 1200-meter event Saturday at the Harry Jerome Indoor Meet.
Sokolowski took the lead at the gun, opened a 40-meter gap and then had to hold off a serious challenge from Leigh Kirsh (Thunderbirds) to eke out the victory. Both girls had finishing times of 4:00.02 but the photo finish camera showed that Sokolowski was just a whisker in front of the Thunderbird runner. “Did I lose?,” gasped a very tired Sokolowski as she flopped to the ground immediately following the race. Happy when she learned she had won the race the revived 15-year old regained her feet and bounded off to do her warm down.
Spencer Spenst, the all round athlete who particularly likes the jumping events, won the Youth boys high jump with a leap of 1.75 meters.
Tanner Geary may have been a bit hesitant at the start of his Youth boys’ 1500- meter run and that caused him to fall well off the pace. But Geary gained strength as the event progressed and produced a sustained drive over the last 250 meters that secured him second place and a personal best time of 4:35.13.
Full results can be found at: here
updated March 8/2014