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City track club medals at Bent meet

Royal City junior development athletes garner 21 medals at Coquitlam Cheetahs track and field meet

The Royal City Track and Field Club had a solid showing at the recent Coquitlam Cheetahs Jesse Bent Memorial meet at Percy Perry Stadium.

Grace Featherstonhaugh won a gold medal in the 14/15 girls’ 1,200 metres, setting a meet record of 3:40.08 in the process.

Jenevieve Patry-Smith, 14, had a big meet in the throws, winning four separate medals, including gold in the javelin and bronze medals in the hammer throw, discus and shot put.

Noah Brolin won three medals in the nine-year-old division, placing first in the shot put and third in the 60 and 100 metres.

Eleven-year-old Cameron Dewith was first in the high jump.

Katelyn Stewart-Barnett also garnered three medals, placing runner-up in the 12-year-old girls’ 800 and 1,200m and third in the high jump.

Lauryn Savela, 13, finished second in the pole vault and third in the javelin.

Other silver medalists included: 16-year-old Lauren Vanee in the javelin, 15-year-old Brianna Bates in the javelin, Taylor Morrison, 15, in the 1,500m racewalk and Max Jones, 14, in the pole vault.

Third-place medals were won by Jeremy Belcher in the 200m hurdles, Jack Foster in the triple jump and 12-year-old Shankara Rajkumar in the 300m.

Royal City athletes took home 21 medals, while also registering 74 top-eight performances.

The track club celebrated its 20th anniversary as a club by fielding 46 athletes at the Coquitlam Cheetahs meet.

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