The Royal City Track and Field Club sent a large contingent to compete at the B.C. Athletics Track and Field Jamboree in Kamloops earlier this month.
The club’s athletes accounted for 17 medals, including a pair of javelin golds by throwers Jarrett Chong and JV Patry-Smith.
Patry-Smith won the women's javelin with a toss of 43.78m, while Chong elipsed the competition in the men's javelin with a throw of 64.45m. As well as their respective wins in their under-20 men's and women's competitions, Chong and Patry-Smith followed suit with each achieving silver in shotput. Isabella Brunoro achieved the same gold-silver bounty in the u18 girls 2000m steeplechase and 3000m marathon events, topping the steeplechase in 7:27.20. Also capturing gold were Zuzanna Liniewski, by throwing a distance of 47.31m in u18 girls hammerthrow, and Levi Tuura, with a clearance of 1.80m in the boys u16 high jump.
Picking up gold in the boys under-16 100m hurdles was Kairo Chiang. He'd also recorded a pair of fourth-place results in triple jump and pole vault.
A student at St. Thomas More, Chiang topped the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.91 seconds.
Scoring silver in u18 girls events were Ella Foster, in pole vault, and Lauryn Savela, in javelin, while Ryan Goudron collected u18 boys bronze in the 400m race and 2000m steeplechase.
Among the u20 athletes, Ryan Roberts took bronze in the boys 5000m race, Jeremy Belcher finished fourth in the 100m dash and sixth in the 200m event, and Grace Fetherstonhaugh placed sixth in the 800m.
For the u18s, Jaden Knight captured bronze in the boys javelin, while Hannah Vorell finished fourth in the 400m and eighth in 200m.
Joining Chiang and Tuura on the u16 medal podium was Monika Arcadi, who netted bronze in pentathlon and finished sixth in the 1500m steeplechase. Robin Rohu came fourth in the 80m hurdles, fifth in the 300m hurdles and eighth in long jump, and Lindsay Goudron was fourth in discus and seventh in shotput.
With a strong fourth-place showing in the girls u16 division, Nicole Blatherwick placed fourth in the hammerthrow.
* The New West Spartans' Caleigh O'Flaherty captured the under-18 girls heptathlon title at the B.C. Athletics Jamboree in Kamloops, tallying an impressive 4,699 points in the process. O'Flaherty topped the shotput, long jump, 200m, 800m and 100m hurdle events, and finished second in the high jump.
* New Westminster native Michelle Dadson posted gold medal wins in both the shotput, with a distance of 14.57m, and discus, at 35.27m, while New West Secondary's Anja Tjernagel picked up silver in the long jump, competing for the University Club.