At the Fraser Valley Championships numerous Valley Royal club throwers and middle distance runners qualified for the BC High School Track and Field Championships that take place in Langley May 29, 30, 31.
Leading the way were middle distance runner Tanner Geary and thrower Adam Lambert. Geary had personal bests in tying for first in the junior boys 800m (2:01.63) and placing second in 1500m (4:15.08) while Lambert had first place finishes in both the senior boys discus (47.36) and hammer (55.88).
In the heats of the senior boy’s 800m, Aidan Bingert turned in a personal best 1:58.5 and came fourth in the final (2:00.06). Sarya Ross won bronze medals in the senior girl’s 1500m (4:53.26) and 3,000m (10:33.29).
Josh Adhemar had a very creditable personal best of 58.49 for a fourth place finish in the senior boy’s 400-meter hurdle event.
JoJo Calverley placed first in the grade 8 girls 400-meters and will take part in her first high school provincial meet.
Tasha Willing was second in the senior girls hammer (44.37) and won the discus with a throw of (44.37m). Although recovering from an injury, Vikramjit Gondara was first in the junior boys hammer (47.28m) and second in the discus (36.92m) while another injury plagued thrower, Manpreet Grewal, came third in the senior girls discus (34.93m) and fourth in the hammer (44.97m).
Other performances by Valley Royal athletes that advanced them to the BC Championships include:
Alicia Unruh—7th in the senior girls 3,000 and 4th in the 1500m SC
Callum Pilgrim—7th in senior girls 1500m and 800m.
Kate Sokolowski—3rd in junior girls 3,000m and second in 1500m
Manpreet Grewal—3rd in senor girl’s discus and fourth in hammer (44.97)