On November 25, 2017 at the Canadian National Cross Country Championship in Kingston, Ontario, Thomas Nobbs had a great run and finished 4th in the Junior category. This result qualified Thomas for the Canadian National Team where he will compete in the 2018 Pan American Cross Country Cup in San Salvador, El Salvador on February 17, 2018.
After 10 years of Cross Country and Track achievement in Provincial and National level, Thomas continued his training with the University of Washington to achieve his goal of making the Canadian National Team.
VOC closed the 2017 athletics season with two members making the Canadian Junior National team. Both members dedicated 10 years of training with the VOC coaching staff. Congratulations to Thomas Nobbs, Canadian National Cross Country team for Pan-Am Cross Country Championships and Anastas Eliopoulos, new Canadian National Junior record and Silver at Pan-Am with 13.36 in 110mH.
Six VOC athletes competed successfully at BC Provincial Cross Country Championships on Saturday, October 28, in Abbotsford.
Kendra Lewis, won the BC Champion title in 3km for Midget category with the time of 10:21.19
Bridgett Baziw, ran a strong race, finishing 7th with the time of 14:15 (second place for 16 years old).
Devan Wiebe, ran a solid race of 6 km with the time of 22:14.
Great performance: Tilda Cressman in 3km for 13 years old, finished 5th with the time of 12:15.
For the men side, 17 years old Ben Paetzel, ran a great race of 8 km with junior category, finishing 14th with a time of 26.27, and Paul Paetzel ran a solid race of 3km for Midgets with the time of 10.31.
Kendra Lewis, Winner of the First Place, for Midget category with 120 points.
Pirro Ifti, Winner of the First Place, for Midget category with 103 points.
Bridgett Baziw, after winning first place at Gunner Shaw X-C 5 km race, she won the first place with 119 points, for Youth category.
Ben Paetzel, after winning the first place at Gunner Shaw X-C 5 km race, he won the first place with 150 points for Junior category.
Paul Paetzel, ranked 4th place with 80 points for Midget category.
Congratulations to all our Cross Country Athletes.
All VOC athletes did a great representing their schools and VOC at the Vancouver High School Cross Country.
Kendra Lewis won the Vancouver High School X-C for Junior Category, and Bridgett Baziw, was the runner up as the second place winner.
Freya Savage, Tilda Cresmann, Ben Paetzel, Pirro Ifti, Dylan Cheng, and Paul Paetzel, participated and ran very well at BC High School Championships.
Congratulations to all Cross Country athletes, and Good Luck in your preparations for 2018 Season.
Ava Cardey, was awarded the BC JD Awards, for 10 years old.
Ava shone in track and field this season winning the Awards Standards in 6 events, combined events, 60m, 60mH, Long Jump, 100m and 1000m.
She broke the BC record in the 60m hurdles for 10 years old, 4 times with a phenomenal result of 10.07
Six VOC athletes, competed successfully at the BC Provincial Cross Country Championships, on Saturday, Oct.28, in Abbotsford.
Kendra Lewis, won the BC Champion title in the 3km Midget category with a time of 10:21.19.
Bridget Baziw, ran a strong race, finishing 7th with a time of 14.15 (second place for 16 years old).
Devan Wiebe, run a solid race in the 6 km race with a time of 22;14.
Great presentations was from Tilda Cressman in the 3km race for 13 years old, finishing 5th with a time of 12:00
On the men side, 17 years old Ben Paetzel, ran a great race in the 8 km junior category, finishing 14th with a time of 26.27.
Paul Paetzel ran a solid race in the 3km Midgets division with a time of 10.31.
In the final round of the Lower Mainland of Cross Country Series our athletes were awarded:
Kendra Lewis, 1st place in Midget category with 120 points.
Pirro Ifti, 1st place in Midget category with 103 points.
Paul Paetzel, 4th place with 80 points in Midget category.
Bridgett Baziw, 1st place with 89 points in Youth category.
Ben Paetzel, 1st place with 102 points in Junior category.
Congratulation to our Cross Country team for their achievements.
September 30, 6 VOC athletes competed at two cross-country meets in Crescent Park, South Surrey.
Devan Wiebe ran a strong 7.6 km race and finished second with the time of 32.43 just behind Natasha Wodak, a Canadian National Team member at World Championships in London,
For Junior Developments and High School athletes competitions, Ava Cardey, ran a solid race of 2000m, finishing 7th with a time of 9:33.4.
Kendra Lewis, shines in 3km for midget, winning the race with the time 10:38, a huge personal best improvement 40 sec from last year.
For Girls High school category, Bridgett Baziw, ran a solid race.
For 14 years old boys, Pirro Ifti, and Paul Paetzel, ran a strong race finishing 4th and 5th, with the respective time of 11.51.2 and 11.52.1, both a personal best in this distance.
Ben Paetzel, continue his success in cross-country competitions, finishing second in 5 km high School, with the best time of 17.54.8.
South Fraser Cross-Country Results (September 23)
Midget, 4 km race.
Pirro Ifti (first place, 14.30)
Paul Paetzel (second place, 14.36)
Junior, 6 km race
Ben Paetzel (first place, 21.54)
Senior, 6 km race
Tamara Harris (second place, 18.29)
Vancouver Spirit Run (September 24)
Midget, 3 km race
Kendra Lewis (first place, 11:11)
Pirro Ifti (fourth place, 11:21 PB)
Youth, 4 km race
Bridgitt Baziw (fourth place, 17:08)
13 Year old, 3 km race
Tilda Cressman (third place, 13:32)
10 Year old, 2 km race
Ava Cardey (fifth place, 9:10)
The VOC Board of Directors, Coaches and VOC Community would like to wish all our Graduated athletes great success in their academics and athletics pursuits at University.
Anastas Eliopoulos, UBC,Vancouver, BC
Thomas Nobbs, University of Washington, Washington , USA
Spencer Pratt, UBC, Vancouver, BC
Julia Ho,Pitzer College, California, USA
Camilla Jimenez Montesori, Langara College, Vancouver, BC
Linden Savage, UBC, Vancouver, BC
Samuel Correa, BCIT, Burnaby, BC
Kendra Lewis ran a strong race and won the midget category at the Pinetree Classic in Coquitlam on September 16. She won the 2.5 km race, with the time of 7:48.0.
Next race is Saturday September 23 at South Fraser Cross Country meet in Bear Creek Park, Surrey.