BC High School Track & Field Championships June 1-3 2017

Congratulations to all of our Valley Royals Athletes who represented their school at the 50th BC High School Track & Field Championships! Results are available here: 2017-bc-championships-results, the Gerry Swan Report is available here: Gerry Swan Report for the 50th BC High School Track & Field Championships June 1-3 2017, and Ben Lypka’s “Abbotsford News” article about Abbotsford athletes at Provincials is available here: http://www.abbynews.com/home2/abbotsford-athletes-win-big-at-track-and-field-provincials/

Several of our club athletes achieved medal standing including: Vikramjit Gondara winning double Gold in Senior Discus & Hammer, Alexa Porpaczy winning Gold in Senior High Jump, Greg Poirier winning Gold in Senior Shot Put, Bryce McKenzie winning Gold in Senior High Jump (see video link below), Eniko Sara winning Gold in Junior Girls High Jump, Rowan Hamilton winning double Silver in Senior Discus & Hammer, Michael Lambert winning Silver in Senior Boys High Jump, Joshua Carsience winning Silver in Grade 8 Javelin, Zach Kuzyk winning Bronze in Senior High Jump, Marley Hutchison & Cassidy Hutchison winning Bronze in the Senior Women’s 4 x 400m Relay, Rowan Hamilton & Daniel James winning Bronze in the Senior Men’s 4 x 400m Relay Team  

Click here to see video of Bryce McKenzie’s personal best 2.05m Gold Medal High Jump:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_aeHz75fl2dRGNQX2lhNjQzMzQ/view

(Club athletes who achieved medal standing: Please email Monica at carsience@telus.net with details, photos & video clips to add to this post. Thanks!) 

Run for Water 2017

Congratulations to all of our athletes who represented the Valley Royals at the Run for Water 5K Race on May 28th! Race Results are available here: https://www.sportstats.ca/display-results.xhtml?raceid=44648

More photos of our Run For Water Team & Families posted on our Club Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/ValleyRoyalsTrackAndFieldClub/  “Like” our Page to get connected then Click “Following” and select “See First” in your News Feed to get regular updates from our Club Facebook Account

Congratulations to Parmvir Waring

 

Congratulations to Valley Royal Middle Distance runner Parmvir Waring for winning the Senior Boy Aggregate Award at the Abbotsford Mission Championships. Parm placed 1st in all three of his individual events and was the only senior boy to earn this title. Parmvir is pictured with Coach Kiya of the Middle Distance Coaching Team

Congratulations to high-jumper, Alexa Porpaczy!

Alexa & Coach Ziggy High Jump photo with VR Logo Shirts

Congratulations to high-jumper, Alexa Porpaczy, on winning Gold at the prestigious Mt. Sac Meet in California with a Personal Best jump of 177.8 cm! Alexa has achieved the standard to compete in the Commonwealth Games for Team Canada this summer! “The Province” newspaper published an article about Alexa on April 26th 2017. Check it out by clicking here: Province News Article “The Sky’s the Limit…”  Alexa is pictured with Coach Ziggy – Head Coach of Power & Speed

Royals Soar at Mt. SAC – Saturday April 15th 2017

 VR Mt. SAC 2017 Close Up

Video Interview of Alexa Porpaczy at Mt. SAC after her BIG WIN! 

Django Lovett moved one step closer to qualifying for the IAAF World Championships and Alexa Porpaczy captured the Girls High Jump in dramatic fashion at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays in Torrance, California on Saturday. 

Lovett cleared 2.27 m just 3 cm shy of the qualifying standard for the IAAF World Championships in London this August to capture the silver medal.

Porpaczy needed a third attempt at 5′ 8 (173cm), but cleared 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm) on her second to defeat Cassidy Palka from California and secure the gold medal, as well as achieving the standard for the Youth Commonwealth Championships representing TEAM CANADA in the Bahamas in July.

Both athletes are coached by Ziggy Szelagowicz of the Valley Royals Track Club in Abbotsford.

VAISAKHI FESTIVAL TRACK & FIELD MEET

THE VALLEY ROYALS VAISAKHI FESTIVAL TRACK & FIELD MEET

Saturday April 15th 8:00AM to 5:00PM Rotary Stadium Abbotsford

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VAISAKHI MEET RESULTS: Results of Valley Royals Vaisakhi Meet April 15th 2017

Vaisakhi Photos HERE!

The Valley Royals own Harrison Trustham, Gold Medalist in the Men’s (15-16) 300m Race, is featured in this Online Video produced by the Abbotsford News: VIDEO: Vaisakhi Track and Field Meet_Highlights from Saturday’s debut event in Abbotsford

Congratulations to the winners of the Vaisakhi Meet Prize Draws! Aryan Sidhu and Lucas Smith won the $25 iTunes Gift Card Draw for Athletes who sold Registration Tickets to the Viasakhi Meet. The JD’s won the Practice Group Draw for a Pizza Party provided by “Vegetarian Delight Bakery & Pizza”. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the Vaisakhi Meet!

Valley Royals Athletes & Vaisakhi Sign

THE VALLEY ROYALS THANK THE SPONSORS OF THE VAISAKHI TRACK & FIELD MEET: 

SILVER ($3,000-$4,999)

Raja Grewal Personal Real Estate Corporation RE/MAX SoldByRaja.com  VR rajaPrintready

BRONZE ($1,000-$2,999)

  • Gill Timbers International Limited

  • Harvy Jawanda Real Estate

  • Sekhon Brothers Realtors 

FRIENDS OF THE MEET ($500-$999) 

  • 88 Homes Ltd. 

  • Advanced Stucco Ltd.

  • Basrom Farms

  • Gold Mine Insurance

  • Gurvinder Singh Sidhu – Elite Group Mortgage Broker

  • Lally Group Partnership

  • North American Forest Products

  • Northwest Rubber NWR Innovative Rubber Products  

UNDER $500 CONTRIBUTIONS:

  • Accurate Auto Body & Paint Ltd.

  • Banwait Fine Fashions Ltd.

  • Harinder Singh Bath

  • Harpreet Kaur 

  • Indian Fashion

  • Mona Cloth House

  • Ranbir Kaur Boparai Kalan  

  • Renbir Grewal

  • R. Mann Trucking

  • Save-On-Foods ~ South Fraser Way

  • Spa Greystone 

  • Sukhraj Singh Bath 

  • Tanuja Gill

  • Venus Law Corporation

BBQ Fundraiser @ SaveOn Abbotsford 2016

Today we made $730.30 on the BBQ And sold 4 cases of chocolates….

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Today we made $730.30 on the BBQ And sold 4 cases of chocolates! Way to go!!!! Thanks so much to everyone who volunteered! It was a huge success! Despite the rain it was a fun and productive day. We were even visited by past athletes which was awesome to see them supporting us!

IMG_2146IMG_2144 (1)Former Valley Royal athlete Jimmy Stewart stopped by to support the club.

Alison Bricco, a former athlete, also stopped by.

Ziggy’s Air Force

British Columbia has been well known for the site of the Abbotsford Airshow for over 50 years…….

British Columbia has been well known for the site of the Abbotsford Airshow for over 50 years. But now there is a growing awareness of another type of high flier. This reputation of defying gravity has no jet engines but tremendous muscular energy released by fast twitch fibers of the entire body. Yes, this is not high flying but high jumping.  Perhaps this new breed should be named the “Ziggy’s Air Force”. 

http://www.harryjerome.com/news-from-the-track/2015/12/19/r5c40towyu2scc6flv09t6durgbskd

JESSICA SMITH PLACES SECOND AT TORONTO INTERNATIONAL

Friday July 13, 2012
Fully recovered from the illness that affected her 10-days ago at the Canadian Championships, Jessica Smith took part in the 800-meters Wednesday evening at the Toronto International.
Although she got off to a poor start in the field of 12 runners and found herself in last place at the cut-in point after the first 100 meters, Smith made an excellent recovery. She charged down the final straight and picked off a number of runners and when she crossed the finish line Smith was in second place.
The race was won by fellow Olympian Melissa Bishop of Toronto in 2:01.68 with Smith just an eyelash behind with a clocking of 2:01.83. Third place went to Canadian Champion Lemlen Bereket (2:02.25) who now trains out of the Victoria High Performance Centre.
Smith has one more race when she runs the 1500-meters this Saturday at the BC Athletics Jamboree that takes place at the Towne Centre track in Coquitlam. Following that she will travel to Germany for a training camp where she will be joined by high jumper and fellow Valley Royal Olympian Mike Mason.