Royals Named to B.C. TEAMS!


Five Valley Royal athletes and Coach Ziggy Szelagowicz have been named to the BC team(s) that will travel to Edmonton for the Canadian junior and senior championships taking place July 7-10.

Named to the senior team are high jumps Django Lovett and Mike Mason plus 800 meter specialist Jessica Smith.  At the present time Lovett (2.23m) and Mason (2.20m) are ranked second and third respectively in the Canadian rankings while Smith holds the number two position (2:01.84) in the women’s 800 meters.  All three athletes will be striving for performances that will gain them selection to the Canadian team that will compete this August in the Brazil Olympic Games.

Vikramjit Gondara and Tanner Geary have been selected to the BC Junior team.  At last week’s BC High School Championships, Gondara set a pending BC record in the 6-k hammer with a toss of 60.90 meters while Geary ran a personal best 3:53.93 in the men’s 1500 meters. 

Joining the above on the BC junior team are club-training athletes Tanika Dolfo (women’s hammer), Joel Della Siega (men’s high Jump) and Alexa Propaczy (women’s high jump).

Ziggy Szelagowicz has been named to the BC team in the position of jumps coach.

Athletes competing in the senior division of the meet will be contesting selection to this summer’s Canadian Olympic team that takes place in Brazil while the juniors will have their eyes on selection to the national team competing at either the World Junior Championships in Poland or the Under 20 Championships in El Salvador.