2013 Junior Development Award Winners Announced #2013JDAwards

September 20, 2013

BC Athletics and the Junior Development Committee are happy to announce the 2013 Junior Development Award Winners.

Congratulations to all the selected athletes!

Full award list here: http://www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/bcjdawards13.pdf

SAVE THE DATE for the JD Awards Banquet: Sunday, October 27, 2013

The JD Awards Banquet will take place at the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver, BC. Tickets will be for sale starting next week.



Success for South Fraser

July 29, 2013
Members of the South Fraser Track and Field Club combined for 21 medals at the BC Junior Development Championship meet in Nanaimo. 
By Rick Kupchuk – July 25, 2013
Surrey North Delta Leader – A group of 13 athletes from Surrey’s South Fraser Track Club (SFTC) returned from the B.C. Junior Development Championship meet in Nanaimo earlier this month with 21 medals and 20 top-10 finishes.

Jasmine Lew won her 200m reach and placed second in the 100m, achieving BC Athletics standard (eligible for selection to provincial team) in both events. Her times in both races were the fastest in the province in the 13 year-old girls category.

Amanda Moore set a new personal best and achieved a BC Athletics standard while winning her 300m race. Her time was also the fastest of the season in the 13 year-old girls group. She was also third in the 200m and sixth in the 100m races.

Two other 13-year-old girls had success. Alyssa Terry was second in the 800m race and set a personal best while placing fourth in the 300m event. Jade Krieser placed fourhth in the 300m with a personal best times, and was seventh in both the 100m and 800m.

The four young athletes teamed up to place first in the distance medley.

Two 10-year-olds completed the group of female athletes from the South Fraser club. Lana Sabet was third in the 60m and second in the 100m, while Janelle Chhun placed sixth in the 100m, seventh in the 600m and 12th in the 100m.

Nico Depaoli posted three top-three finishes, including a first place finish in the long jump. On the track, he as second in the 100m, 200m and 800m sprints, and was third in the 300m while making the BC Athletics standard.

Jaheim Minott, Jamal Mensah and Jesaiah Penson-McCoy, a trio of 12 year-olds, dominated the sprints.

Minott placed first in the 100m, 200m and 300m, and added a third-place effort in the long jump.

Mensah remained undefeated this season in the 80m hurdles event, and had two personal best races in the 100m and 300m sprints, placing third in both races.

Penson-McCoy was fourth in the long jump, sixth in the 100m and eighth in the 800m.

Depaoli, Minott, Mensah and Penson-McCoy won a pair of team events, placing first in the 4×100 relay and the distance medley.

Fraser McKay, 11, was fifth in discus, seventh in high jump and long jump, and eighth in the 600m and 1,000m races.

Bronson Depaoli, 11, was 12th in both the the 60m dash and shotput, while Javon Minott, 10, placed fourth in the 100m, fifth in the 60m and 10th in the shotput.

Read the full article: http://www.surreyleader.com/sports/216998431.html

OTFC shines at Junior Development Championships

July 23, 2013


The Oceanside Track and Field Club – photo: Robyn Elliott

By James Clarke – July 23, 2013

Parksville Qualicum Beach News – The Oceanside Track and Field Club’s Junior Development program wrapped up recently with the B.C. Athletics Junior Development Championships.

The championship event was held close to home this year, with athletes from around the province converging on Nanaimo for the three-day event.

Ten local athletes placed in the top eight in their events, competing against the best B.C. athletes.

According to OTFC co-coach Randy Longmuir, top performances were turned in by:

• Kate Morrison: 3rd in 800m Racewalk

• Libby Elliott: 4th in hammer, 5th in discus, 6th in javelin

• Serena Woolnough: 4th shot put, 7th hammer, 7th discus

• Avi Bassett: 4th in discus

• Allie Proctor: 5th in hammer

• Kokeb Cooper: 6th in 600m, 8th in 100m

• Jensen Keltie: 6th in hammer

• Nathaniel Abel: 6th in 1000m

• Olivia Williams: 8th in high jump

• Catalina Magana: 8th in 1000m

Worth noting is that OTFC athletes of all ages were busy competing in the Vancouver Island Athletic Association track and field meets leading up to the championships in Nanaimo. Events in Duncan, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Victoria, and Powell River “produced numerous outstanding performances and personal best results for all club athletes.”

IN OTHER NEWS: Twelve OTFC athletes competed in Kamloops July 19-21 at the BC Athletics Championship event for athletes 14 and older, with many vying for spots on BC teams to compete later in the summer.

Read the full story: http://www.pqbnews.com/sports/216600681.html

Royal City Track and Field Club wins big at the BC JD Track and Field Championships in Nanaimo

July 17, 2013


Lauryn Savela, javelin

Photograph by: Contributed photos, The Record


Wednesday July 17, 2013 – The Royal City track club won the B.C. Athletics junior development provincial championships in Nanaimo last weekend.

The provincial meet followed a winning weekend at the Trevor Craven Memorial track meet at Swanguard Stadium in Burnaby, where club athletes performed exceptionally well, winning a total of 41 medals including 15 gold, 12 silver and 14 bronze, along with an additional 45 top-eight finishes in preparation for the provincials.

This past weekend 18 Royal City athletes, between the ages of nine and 13, reached amazing heights in Nanaimo with many personal-best performances.

The club walked away from the championships and a total of 50 awards, including 18 medals and 32 additional top-eight finishes.

Silver medals were won by Grace Fetherstonhaugh in the 2,000 metres, Devin Strome in high jump, Jenevieve Patry-Smith in javelin, Ryan Jensen in the 80m hurdles, Jeremy Belcher in the 100m dash, 200m hurdles and long jump, Emmanuel Dadson in the pole vault and Tomas Ward in shot put.

The 11-year-old girls’ distance medley relay team made up of Michelle Dadson, Anaiyah Bernier, Lauryn Savela and Elizabeth Bowles also won silver.

Bronze medals were won by Katelyn Stewart-Barnett in both the 600m run and high jump, Fetherstonhaugh in the 1,200m, Patry-Smith in shot, Michelle Dadson in discus and Jensen in the 200m hurdles.

The 10-year-old girls’ 4×100 relay team made up of Kaia Polanska-Richardson, Annette Scott, Malena Kalisch and Stewart-Barnett took bronze, as did the boys’ 13-year-old relay team made up of Belcher, Jensen, Ward and Dadson.

There were an additional 32 top-eight finishes achieved by the following club athletes: Bernier, Malena Kalisch, Bowles, Amanda Scott, Fetherstonhaugh, Strome, Patry-Smith, Michelle Dadson, Brianna Bates, Joelle Pinvidic, Lauryn Savela, Jensen, Emmanuel Dadson, Belcher and the 13-year-old girls’ relay team made up of Brianna Bates, Fetherstonhaugh, Scott and Strome, which placed fourth in both the distance medley relay and the 4×100.

This was an outstanding finish to a very successful season for the Royal City Track Club athletes.

Read more: http://www.royalcityrecord.com/sports/Royal+City+Track+Field+Club+wins+track+field+championships+Nanaimo/8667550/story.html#ixzz2ZKVfmT4I

Bid to hold the JD/Midget Pentathlon Champs June 25th, 2011

December 8, 2010

The BC Junior Development Committee is soliciting bids to hold the Junior Development/Midget Pentathlon Championships in 2011. The date for the event is June 25th, 2011.

Anyone who is interested should contact Dawn Copping – dcopping@telus.net – 604.929.3554

Five-star athletes shine in warm-up

June 28, 2010

By Nick Greenizan, Peace Arch News

More than 100 young athletes, including 17 from Ocean Athletics, were on hand at South Surrey Athletic Park Saturday, competing in the 2010 B.C. Junior Development Pentathlon – a warm-up for next month’s JD Championships in Kamloops.

Saturday’s event, for athletes aged 9-13, saw competitors take part in five events – sprint hurdles, long jump, high jump, shotput and 800-metres – in a span of five hours. Results from each event are combined into a total score.

The best result for Ocean Athletics came in the 11-year-old girls age group, where Danielle Steer finished second overall and Jaime Sainte-Onge placed just off the podium, in fourth.

Read the complete story: http://www.bclocalnews.com/sports/97336879.html

Junior Development Pentathlon Championship results here: http://www.oceanathletics.org/storage/2010BCJDPentathlonResults.htm