2012 VOC Highlights

As 2012 winds down, we would like to reflect on our very successful 2012 Track & Field and Cross Country seasons.  Many of our VOC athletes achieved spectacular results prompting us to proudly declare the VOC, “The Home of the Champions”.  

Worthy of particular attention are the achievements of Stephanie Cho (15 yrs old – Midget category). Stephanie had an outstanding year that included recognition as Top Canadian Athlete of 2012 at the National Legion Championship held in Charlottetown, PEI. At this same competition she won gold in Triple Jump and silvers in the 200 mH and Long Jump events. At the BC Summer Games, she won 3 gold medals in the 200 mH, Long Jump and Triple Jump events as well as a team gold for the 4x100m relay. The complete list of her 2012 successes can be found below alongside some of her other impressive teammates.

VOC’s 2012 highlights:

  • VOC athletes broke 6 BC records
  • VOC athletes broke 2 records at the BC Summer Games
  • At the Canadian National Championships (or National Legion Championships) in Prince Edward Island, VOC won 8 medals: 1 Gold, 5 Silver (Stephanie Cho 2 individuals and 1 BC 4x100m relay, Jessica Hanson 2, with BC Team relay), 2 Bronze
  • VOC earned 32 BC Champion Titles within the club system (35 individual and 3 in the relays)
  • 8 VOC athletes received BC Athletics Awards Winners. In the JD category, Kendra Lewis, Nina Watson, Chloe Ainsworth, Hannah Johnson and Jasper Schiedel were winners and in the Midget (15+) category, Stephanie Cho, Jessica Hanson and Katherine Tourigny won the awards.
  • 23 BC Crests were earned by VOC athletes – 12 Gold, 8 Silver, and 3 Bronze
  • The Cross Country season saw great results from Kendra Lewis, Nina Watson, Stella Rockel, Gavin Boothroyd, Liam Blakely, Thomas Nobbs, Fergus Horrobin, Megan Picken, Samantha Cho, and John Buckshon.  Kendra Lewis (10 yrs) and Thomas Nobbs (13 yrs) won Overall Gold for the Cross Country Season, Nina Watson (11 yrs) and Megan Picken (14 yrs) won Silver and Stephanie Berringer (9 yrs), Samantha Cho (14 yrs) and Fergus Horrobin (14 yrs) won Bronze in their respective age categories.

Though the entire club enjoyed a phenomenal 2012 season, a few VOC athletes boasted outstanding individual achievements that are worth highlighting here:

Stephanie Cho – Midget (15 year old) Category

  • Canadian National Legion Championships:
    • Top Female Athlete
    • 4 Medals (Gold, and three Silver) Gold in TJ -11.67m , Silver – 200mH with 27.50,  in LJ with 5.42m. and 4x100m Relay.
  • BC Records: two times in 200mH (27.46)
  • BC Pentathlon Champion with 3320 points – the highest pentathlon score in Canada for this age group.
  • BC Summer Games:
    • 3 Gold medals in individual events – 200mH, TJ and LJ
    • 1 Gold medal in 4x400m (team comprised of 4 VOC athletes representing Zone 5).
  • BC High School Champion (Grade 9) in 80mH, 100mH and LJ.
  • Canadian Ranking:
    • #1 Long Jump
    • # 3-4 in 100mH and 200mH
    • # 2 in Triple Jump
  • BC Ranking:
    • #1 in 80, mH, 200mH,TJ, LJ, Pentathlon.
    • #2 in 100m

Jessica Hanson – Midget (15 year old) Category

  • Canadian National Legion Championships:
    • 2 Silver Medals in 4x100m and medley.
    • Fourth place in HJ -1.60m
  • BC Summer Games:
    • 1 Silver in HJ (tied with gold medalist with 1.60m jump).
    • 1 Gold medal in 4x400m (team comprised of 4 VOC athletes representing Zone 5).
  • BC High School Champion (grade 9) in HJ.
  • BC Jamboree Championship: 1 Silver in HJ (tied with gold medalist with 1.60m jump).
  • BC Ranking:
    • #2 in HJ

Katherine Tourigny – Junior (18 year old) Category 

  • Despite a shortened training season of only 33 workouts fro April to July 25, Katherine was named BC High School Champion in the 400mH with a time of 62.52
  • BC Championship: Gold in 100mH and 400mH
  • Canadian Ranking:
    • #6 in 400mH
    • #8 in 100mH
  • BC Ranking:
    • #1 in 100mH and 400mH

Sophie Dodd – Youth (16 year old) Category

  • Canadian National Legion Championships:
    • 4th in TJ
    • 8th in LJ
    • BC Championship: 2 Silvers LJ, TJ

Jasper Schiedel – Midget (14 year old) Category

  • Canadian National Legion Championship
    • Bronze in 100mH
    • 4th in200mH
    • 6th in LJ
  • BC Pentathlon Champion with 3090 points – a BC record and the highest pentathlon score in Canada for this age group in 2012.
  • BC Summer Games
    • Gold medal in Pentathlon.
    • Silver medal in 4x100m.
  • BC Champion for 14 years old: 80mH, 200mH, LJ and TJ.
  • BC High School Championships (grade 9) Bronze in 80mH
  • BC Ranking:
    • #1 TJ, LJ, Pentathlon
    • #2 in 80mH
    • #3 in 200mH.

Hannah Johnston – Midget (14 year old) Category

  • BC Summer Games:
    • Gold medal in 4x400m with four girls of VOC team represented Zone 5.
    • 4th in 200mH.
  • BC Championships:
    • Bronze in 80mH
    • Bronze in 200mH
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