VIDEO: Liam Lindsay athlete spotlight #CowichanValley #LongJump #TripleJump

September 10, 2013

By Don Bodger – September 8, 2013 

COWICHAN NEWS LEADER PICTORIAL – Liam Lindsay jumped into the track and field circuit in a big way in 2013. Lindsay, 17, a Grade 12 Cowichan Secondary School student, just missed a medal in fourth place for the triple jump at the Legion national youth meet and finished 10th in the long jump.

“It was different and it was one of the biggest things I’ve ever done,’’ he said of the meet last month in Langley. “There’s also a certain amount of pressure representing Team B.C., but I think overall it was a great experience.’’

Nursing a leg injury along the way created an extra challenge.

“Triple jump, it was tough being able to train but being able to stay healthy as well,’’ Lindsay said. “I had some coaches helping me do that and worked my way through it and did as best as I could.’’

Lindsay’s personal best in the triple jump is 13.28 metres from the Team B.C. qualifying meet in Kamloops this year.

His 6.25 metre personal best in the long jump came during the provincial high school meet in Langley.

“I’m looking to start training full seasons starting in September and do some ground work and strength training before we move on to technique later in the season,’’ Lindsay said.

VIDEO INTERVIEW: http://www.cowichannewsleader.com/sports/222880381.html


Summer Games takes athletes to next level #jcg2013 #2013athletics

August 27, 2013

By Don Bodger, August 27, 2013

COWICHAN NEWS LEADER PICTORIAL – Canada Summer Games competition in Sherbrooke, Quebec proved productive for four athletes from the valley.

Agnes Esser, the valley’s No. 3 Youth Athlete of the Year for 2012 and Frances Kelsey Secondary grad in June, made a strong showing in female throwing events.

Esser won a gold medal for the discus with a toss of 46.16 metres that was way ahead of the 44.62 mark recorded by runner-up Kelly Kirstin Gribbons of Ontario.

Esser had a personal best in the event of 49.75 during the season.

She also just missed a medal in the shot put, placing fourth at 13.71.

Jamie Ashcroft, a Kelsey grad in 2012, finished 11th overall in the women’s 100 metre sprint with a time of 12.75.

Ashcroft has posted a personal best in the event of 12.09, which is just back of the winner’s 12.02 clocking.

Para female track events resulted in bronze medals in the shot put and discus for Jessye Brockway.

Full article: http://www.cowichannewsleader.com/sports/221237851.html


Riva takes the 1,500m event #jcg2013 #athletics2013

August 26, 2013

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Oceanside’s Thomas Riva in action at the Canada Summer Games in Quebec at the Canada Summer Games after receiving his gold medal for finishing first in the 1,500m event and silver in the 800m (François Nadeau photo)

By James Clarke – August 22, 2013

PARKSVILLE QUALICUM BEACH NEWS – Oceanside standout Thomas Riva is back from the Canada Summer Games where he capped off his season by taking gold in the 1,500m event and silver in the 800m.

Simply put, “Thomas had an outstanding meet,” confirmed Oceanside Track and Field coach Kim Longmuir.

Played out Aug. 2-17, the 2013 Canada Summer Games were held in Sherbrooke, Quebec, where more than 1,200 of our country’s best competed in 17 sports.

Riva wasn’t available for comment, but the Kwalikum Secondary School grad was in great form at the Games where he was competing in Athletics, and was a force in the 1,500m when he lopped three seconds off his personal best time for the win at 3.45:87.

In the 800m final last Friday he finished second in a time of 1:48.91. He’s currently ranked fourth in Canada in the 800m.

In both events he qualified for the finals out of a field of 22.

Thomas, 21, is heading into his fourth year at UVic where he’s majoring in engineering.

Full article: http://www.pqbnews.com/sports/220687701.html


Langley’s Lovett soars to gold at Canada Games #jcg2013 @LangleyTimes

August 21, 2013

Langley Times – August 19, 2013

Langley – The Canada Summer Games came to a close over the weekend with Langley athletes helping Team B.C. win another handful of medals.

The Games were held in Sherbrooke, Que.

Leading the way was high jumper Django Lovett, who captured the gold medal in his event. Lovett cleared 2.12m to finish atop the podium.

Full article: http://www.langleytimes.com/sports/220231501.html

 


Golfers, track stars lead way at Canada Games #jcg2013 @WhiteRockNews

August 21, 2013

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South Surrey’s Kathryn van Ryswyk clears the bar during the pole vault event at the Canada Games (photo: Len van Ryswyk)

By Rick Kupchuk, August 21, 2013

PEACE ARCH NEWS – Athletics

Django Lovett won the gold medal in the high jump. He tied with Al Mansaray of Alberta at 2.14-m, but won a tiebreaker.

Sam Kennedy, a graduate of Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary, won the silver medal in the women’s hammer throw.

Adam Paul-Morris, 20, shared a silver medal. He ran for Team BC in the men’s 4×400-m relay Friday night. Team BC qualified with the fastest time at 3:14.91, and despite a 3:09.30 in the final, finished second to Ontario.

Justin Kent won a bronze medal in the men’s 3,000-m steeplechase Tuesday night. The Kwantlen Park Secondary graduate finished in 9:10.89, 12 seconds behind the winner.

Robbie Gallaugher, 22, also won a bronze medal. His leap of 7.17-m left him behind only two of 21 competitors. Gallaugher, also a Lord Tweedsmuir grad, was part of the provincial team which placed eighth in the 4×100 relay Thursday night.

Riley Van Ryswyk, 19, placed fourth in the men’s pole vault, as did Kathryn Van Ryswyk, an 18-year-old who will compete next year at the University of Alberta, in the women’s pole vault.

South Surrey runner Meghan Palesch – like both van Ryswyks a member of Ocean Athletics Track Club – also had a fourth-place finish, in the 400-m hurdles, while picking up a silver medal in the 4×400 relay.

Sebastian Adugalski, also a member of Ocean Athletics, placed second in the ‘B’ final of the 400-m hurdles.

Full article: http://www.peacearchnews.com/sports/220522401.html


Esser claims discus gold at Canada Games #jcg2013 #athletics2013

August 21, 2013

August 21, 2013

By Kevin Rothbauer, The Citizen

Recent Frances Kelsey Secondary School graduate Agnes Esser topped the discus field at the Canada Summer Games, which wrapped up last Saturday, as she led a strong Cowichan contingent with Team BC in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Esser, who won gold and silver in the high school track and field championships in 2012 and 2013, respectively, won national gold at the Canada Games with a throw of 46.14 m, 1.54 m ahead of the silver medallist. She finished just outside the medals in shot put, placing fourth in Canada.

Mill Bay’s Jessye Brockway came home with a pair of bronze medals, placing third in para female shot put last Monday, then duplicating that result in discus the following day.

Also from the Cowichan Valley, Jamie Ashcroft finished fourth in her 100m heat and advanced to the B final, where she ended up third, placing 11th out of 23 runners in the field. Ashcroft was also part of the 4x100m relay team that placed second in its heat and fourth in the final, just missing a medal.

Cobble Hill’s Maya Munzar represented B.C. in triathlon, placing 14th in the individual event and fifth in the women’s relay.

Like Esser, Brockway, Ashcroft and Munzar are also Kelsey graduates.

Full article: http://www.canada.com/Esser+claims+discus+gold+Canada+Games/8813346/story.html


Canada Summer Games Recap – Results from Friday, August 16th #jcg2013

August 20, 2013

Friday August 16th marked the final day of competition at the Canada Summer Games. Team BC pulled out some great performances including a silver medal in both the 4x400m Relay for the Men’s and Women’s teams. 

Congratulations to all the athletes, coaches and support staff who traveled for the 2013 Canada Summer Games! 

Friday August 16 Medals: 

SILVER                  Thomas Riva, 800m Male

SILVER                  Emma Kimoto, High Jump Female

SILVER                  Tiffany Matteazzi, Javelin Female

SILVER                  4×400 Relay Male

(Hodson Harding, Ben Ayesu-Attah, Adam Paul-Morris, Brendon Restall)

SILVER                  4×400 Relay Female

(Sarah Ann Sawatsky, Devan Wiebe, Raquel Tjernagel, Casey Atkin)

BRONZE               Rob Gallaugher, Long Jump Male

 

August 16th Results Round-up:

Chad Roman Payne, 200m Male – 6th

Keefer Joyce, 200m Male – 7th

Whitney Krista Rowe, 200m Female – 7th

Esinam Abena Ayesu-Attah, 200m Female – 10th

Matthew Williams, 200m Special Olympics Male – 11th

Jake Hooper, 200m Special Olympics Male – 18th

Laura Strauss, 200m Special Olympics Female – 5th

April Armstrong, 200m Special Olympics Female – 10th

Adam Paul-Morris, 800m Male – 5th

Devan Wiebe, 800m Female – 6th

Kendra Pomfret, 800m Female – 15th

Chris Nicholas Voth, 5000m Male – 4th

Ben Weir, 5000m Male – 5th

Fiona Benson, 5000m Female – 12th

Kathryn van Ryswyk, 100mHurdles Female – 4th

Aisha Klippenstein, 100mHurdles Female – 7th

Eddy Solla, 200m wheelchair Para Male – 7th

Djami Diallo, 200m wheelchair Para Female – 4th

Ahmad Nizamani, Long Jump Male – 7th

Aleisha Cobb, Long Jump Female – 5th

Carolyn Sutherland, Long Jump Female – 7th          

Riley Albert Leonard van Ryswyk, Pole Vault Male – 4th

Andrew Davis, Discus Para Male – 5th

Colin Edward Morrow, Discus Para Male – 6th

Olivia Gabrielle Merritt, Javelin Female – 8th

Danielle Delage, Heptathlon – 4th

Zarria Storm McKearney, Heptathlon – 6th   

 


Canada Summer Games Results from Thursday’s competition #jcg2013 #2013athletics

August 16, 2013

Today marks the last day of Athletics competition at the Canada Summer Games. Follow the competition, visit the: CANADA GAMES WEBSITE 

Looking back at Thursday August 15, some highlights from yesterday’s finals include Team BC’s 1-2 in the men’s 1500m race, with Thomas Riva and Luc Bruchet earning the gold and silver respectively.

The throws competitors took to the field earning 2 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze. Agnes Esser won gold in the women’s discus competition, Adam Keenan won gold in the men’s hammer, and Sam Kennedy finished with silver in the women’s hammer just ahead of BC Teammate Lauren Stuart who earned the bronze.

Wheelchair Para athlete Tristan Smyth finished yesterday with a gold medal in the men’s 1500m wheelchair Para race and a silver medal in the men’s 400m wheelchair Para race.

Thursday August 15 Athletics Medals:

GOLD             Thomas Riva, 1500m Male

GOLD             Tristan Smyth, 1500m wheelchair Para Male

GOLD             Django Lovett, High Jump Male

GOLD             Agnes Esser, Discus Female

GOLD             Adam Keenan, Hammer Male

SILVER           Ben Ayesu-Attah, 400m Male

SILVER           Luc Bruchet, 1500m Male

SILVER           Tristan Smyth, 400m wheelchair Para Male

SILVER           Sam Kennedy, Hammer Female

BRONZE        Lauren Stuart, Hammer Female

Thursday August 15 Results Round-up:

Keefer Joyce, 100m Male – 4th

Whitney Krista Rowe, 100m Female – 8th

Jamie Jean Ashcroft, 100m Female – 11th

Jake Hooper, 100m Special Olympics Male – 7th

Matthew Williams, 100m Special Olympics Male – 12th

Laura Strauss, 100m Special Olympics Female – 6th

April Armstrong, 100m Special Olympics Female – 9th

Brendan Restall, 400m Male – 6

Raquel Natasha Sophia Tjernagel, 400m Female – 6th

Casey Atkin, 400m Female – 7th

Lindsey Michelle Butterworth, 1500m Female – 7th

Kendra Pomfret, 1500m Female – 13th

Seb Adugalski, 400m Hurdles Male – 10th

Meghan Palesch, 400m Hurdles Female – 4th

Sarah Ann Sawatzky, 400m Hurdles Female – 8th

Djami Diallo, 400m wheelchair Para Female – 4th

Eddy Solla, 1500m wheelchair Para Male – 7th

Djami Diallo, 1500m wheelchair Para Female – 4th

Team BC, 4x100m Male – 8th

Team BC, 4x100m Female – 4th

Vlad Moldavanov, Triple Jump Male – 8th

Julia Hawkins, Triple Jump Female – 11th

Kathryn van Ryswyk, Pole Vault Female – 4th

Tyler Geoffrey Kostiuk, Javelin Male – 6th

Mason James Kereszti, Javelin Male – 7th

-BCA-


Ocean Athletics’ pair strike gold at Legion Championships #LegionNationals

August 14, 2013

By Nick Greenizan – August 14, 2013

PEACE ARCH NEWS – Ocean Athletics had two new national champions among its members.

At the Canadian Youth Legion Track and Field Championships – held last weekend at Langley’s McLeod Park – both Jake Hanna and Ben Ingvaldson set personal bests en route to gold-medal performances.

On the second day of the three-day competition, Hanna, a 16-year-old Elgin Park Secondary student, took top spot in the youth boys 400-m, clocking a time of 48.74 seconds.

It was the first time Hanna – who was one of three Ocean Athletics athletes to represent Team BC – had run the event in under 49 seconds.

“That was a pretty great moment for me. It’s what I had been working so hard for all summer, to get under 49,” he said.

Hanna was the second-ranked runner heading into the event – behind Ontario’s Cameron Nurse – but the South Surrey runner, knowing he’d be running against the wind, paced himself until the end, when he made a final kick.

“I knew there was going to be a pretty strong headwind – there usually is in Langley – so I saved a bit for the end and made a late push,” Hanna explained.

Hanna won by a few metres, with London, Ont. runner Davis Edward finishing second, in 49.27 seconds, and Nurse third, in 49.28.

Ocean Athletics head coach Maureen de St. Croix was thrilled to see Hanna clock a sub-49-second run, adding that it “puts him in a pretty rare group” of runners his age.

“It’s been just a tremendous season for him,” said de St. Croix. “And he’s just such a wonderful kid. No matter what he does, he’s always just the same old Jake – except that just keeps running faster and faster.”

Ingvaldson, a student at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary who, like Hanna, competed for Team BC, also had a stellar weekend in Langley, winning three medals – including one gold.

Ingvaldson struck gold in the shotput, capturing a Canadian youth title with a personal-best throw of 16.15 m.

His mark beat second-place thrower Noah Rolph of Ontario by 0.55 m.

Ingvaldson also found himself on the podium in the Legion’s other two throwing events, winning bronze in both the discus – with a toss of 49.99 m – and the hammer throw, in which his best toss travelled 53.55 m.

At the club level, Ocean Athletics’ midget-aged relay teams also fared well.

Ocean Athletics’ boys team – Michael Aono, Dominic Luccock, Bryan Niwinski and Dawson Ribiero – won gold in the medley relay. The club’s girls team – which included Jessica Williams, Kira Pederson, Elise Burgert and Danielle Steer – also won the medley relay. The medley relay consists of runs of different lengths – it begins with a 400-m leg, followed by back-to-back 200-m lengths before wrapping up with an 800-m portion.

“It was just an excellent meet for everyone,” said de St. Croix. “The Legions will be back in Langley next year, so whether our athletes won medals or not, it’s a great experience and they’ll be even more prepared for next year.”

Article: http://www.peacearchnews.com/sports/219576591.html


#Sherbrooke2013 Canada Summer Games – National Broadcast & Webcast Schedules @CanadaGames

July 30, 2013

National Broadcast Schedule

Athletics will be featured in the National Broadcast coverage of the Canada Summer Games on TSN: Thursday, August 15th from 15:30 – 16:30 EST*

TSN will be featuring the Men’s and Women’s 100m and 400m.*

*Schedule subject to change

To view the full National Broadcast Schedule visit: http://www.canadagames.ca/Groups/News/2013/TSN_TSN2_2013%20Broadcast%20Schedule.pdf

Webcasting Schedule

Over 800 hours of webcasting coverage will be made available during the games through the Canada Games portal, canadagames.tv. The portal allows users to interact via twitter, view live webcasts and watch archived Games footage for the 2013 Games and from past Games editions.

Coverage will begin with the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 2 at 7 pm EST

Athletics coverage is scheduled on canadagames.tv on: Mon Aug 12, Tues Aug 13, Thurs Aug 15 and Fri Aug 16. Check schedule for times. 

To view the full Canada Games Webcasting schedule visit: http://www.jeuxducanada2013.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Webcast-Scedule_2013.pdf

 

Sherbrooke 2013 Website: http://www.jeuxducanada2013.ca/en/ 

Twitter: @CanadaGames / #Sherbrooke2013