The Courier and Province have recently profiled VOC decathlete, Jasper Schiedel. Click on the links below to learn more.
Devan Wiebe won the 800m heat for High Performance at the Portland Track festival on June 12.
She ran 2:03.21, a personal best time of 1.7 sec. There were very positive comments regarding her race. The announcer commented that Devan was a potential athlete for the Olympic Games.
She will race tomorrow at 9:17 pm, at Harry Jerome Track Classic, against top world 800m women (two of them with silver and bronze in World Championships.)
Below are her comments about the race in Portland.
13 year old Thomas Ma was the VOC star of the meet winning 5 medals: 4 gold and one silver. Ma ran a great 300m with a personal best of 41.00, and achieved the BC Athletics Standards Award winning the Triple Jump with 10.91. He also won the 80m and 200m hurdles with 12.85 and 28.36. In the long jump, he had a personal best of 5.09m achieving a silver medal.
There were huge improvements for Pirro Ifti, who ran 1200m and 800m. In 1200m, Ifti, controlled his pace carefully and exploded in the last 300m, winning the gold medal with a time of 3:54.18. With a powerful sprint at the end in the 800m, Pirro had a personal best of 3.69 sec., winning the silver medal with a time of 2:26.56, missing the gold by only 19/100 of a second. Pirro also ran a strong 300m with a time of 47.63.
Sophie Fernback won the high jump with 1.45m and Triple jump with 9.88m, close to the BC Athletics Award Standard for this event. She won silver in Long Jump with a huge personal best of 4.68m, missing the gold medal by only 4 cm. Sophie ran well in the 80m hurdles, 100m, 800m, and shot put in preparation for the pentathlon championships.
Devan Wiebe ran a great 800m race at Payton Jordan track meet with the time of 2:05.53, finishing second in her heat. This result is 2.2 sec. faster than her time at the same meet last year, and is promising for a new personal best in her future competitions.
The Junior Development athletes competed at Norwesters Elementary Track Meet.
13 year old, Thomas Ma, ran a great 300m race with the time of 41.87, reaching the BC Athletics Standards Award in this event. Ma won the 80m hurdles with 12.95, and a bronze in long jump.
Very impressive was the 800m race for this category, where Pirro Ifti, ran a tremendous race with a powerful print in the end, winning the bronze medal with a personal best of 2:30.25
Sophie Fernback had great performances in high Jump with 1.45m and 80m hurdles with a personal best of 13.64, winning silver in both events.
Adria Sellers ran a spectacular 80m hurdles with a time of 14.94, winning the silver medal and Tilda Cressman had very solid performances in the 800m with 2:44.96, and 80m hurdles with 15.49, winning the bronze medal in both events.
Great job in high jump from Mackenzie Fernback with 1.10m, winning the silver medal for 10 year old category.
Congratulations to all the participants!
Last weekend, the Junior Development athletes competed at the season opening VOC elementary track meet in Richmond.
For the 9 year old division, Nayan Soma, in his first track meet with the team, ran an impressive 60m hurdles race winning a silver medal with a time of 12.64. Great efforts in the 60m and 100m coming in second in his heat with times of 10.73 and 17.07, and ran a solid 600m with 2:24.23.
For 10 year olds, Sage Miller and Sadie Lee, both running their first races. Miller ran a strong 60m and 100m with respective times of 10.34 and 17.18. Lee with 10.65 and 17.34. Both had strong performances in the long jump and Lee also in hurdles.
For 11 year olds, Tiana Ho, had great improvements in the 60m with 10.29, the 100m with 16.61 and she ran well in the 60m hurdles. Katelyn Sussey ran a strong 200m with 37.54 and 600m with 2:23.91.
For 12 year olds, Adria Sellers ran a fantastic 800m winning the race with a strong sprint in the end with the time of 2:49.13, followed by her teammate, Tilda Cressman, winning the bronze medal with 2:50.01. Zoe Cheng also had a strong sprint at the end with a good time of 3:17.43 and Meera Soma with a time of 3.25.28.
Cressman, Sellers, and Mosley, ran a great 80m hurdles, with the respective times of 15.26; 15.41 and 15.47, finishing 5th, 6th, and 7th.
In the race walk for this category, Sellers came in 2nd with 5:51.12; Cheng came in 3rd with 5:51.13; Mosley 4th place with 5:51.16, and Cressman was 5th place with 5:51.24. Tilda Cressman ran a solid 1200m with 4:34.42 in 4th place. Sellers, Mosley, Cressman, King, and Meera Soma, did a great job in Long Jump.
Mosley achieved a 1.20m in high jump, coming in 5th place. The girls ran a strong 4x100m relay coming in 5th place. In this age group, Victoria King ran a great 100m with 15.49 followed by Lauren Mosley with 16.02 and Meera Soma with 17.43. Sellers, Cheng and Mosley ran a good 200m and Soma in 300m, which showed potential for better results in the future.
For 13 year olds, Clara Tjoa, had great achievements in many events. She ran an impressive 200m, coming in second with the silver medal, behind the winner, Alicia Bremer, of NW Spartans with a time of 29.95. Clara ran a strong 100m in the final with 14.38 in 6th place. Kaitlyn Loo, as a first time participant, had great meet results, winning a silver medal in triple jump with 9.16m and came 4th in long jump with 4.08. First time participant, Karrina Shuen, had great results in 300m with 49.78 in 6th place, and strong sprints and jumps results.
Selin Tasdemir is the first recipient of the Thelma Wright trophy for coming in first place in the 2003 girls 1200 metre race at the Vancouver Olympic Club Track meet on April 22, 2016. She completed the race with a time of 4:07.13
Thelma Wright, former VOC alumnus, who competed in the 1972 and 1976 Olympics came to present the trophy to Selin.
Thank you and Congratulations to all of the participants! Our 30th Annual VOC meet was a huge success. We look forward to seeing you all next year.
Meet results are posted below:
This event is delayed until 1:30 pm Saturday.
Performance list, Meet Schedule and Meet Package:
There were many first appearances for Logan Bovell at the Emilie Mondor Invitational last Saturday. This was her first time competing at the BC outdoor track meet running against top BC sprinters, and also competing against the top of University varsity athletes, who are in their preparations for NCAA and NAIA championships.
Bovell came to this prestigious meet after her victory last month at Percy William Indoor Games in Richmond, where she won the 200m with a time of 26.63 which ranked her # 1 in for senior high school girls (BC indoor).
In the 100m, she had a good start and with a strong finish, and came in third, amongst 23 athletes, with the time of 12.58. In the 200m, she had a solid run coming in 4th with an impressive time of 25.68.
With both times of 100m and 200m, Logan Bovell is ranked # 1 in BC for the 2016 opening season.
Our other VOC athletes, Hannah Johnston and Jessica Urban ran well in their respective events 100mH with 16.40 and 100m and 200m with 13.89nd 28.88 and the Long Jump with 4.75m. Jillian Wong had a successful high jump at 1.40m