Kendra Lewis will compete in the 1500m on October 12 and in the 4 km race on October 15 against the world’s top 17 years old athletes at the Olympic Youth Games (www.iaaf.org/competitions/youth-olympic-games) in Buenos Aires, Argentina
She is the only Vancouver Youth athlete in history (16 year old) to represent Canada in this major International event.
Show your support for Kendra on social media for achieving this great accomplishment.
It is time to start the Cross County season and the preparation for the 2019 Track and Field season.
Our first practice for the 14+ group, will be on Tuesday September 11 at the Point Grey Track. Practices will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00-6:30pm.
New members are welcome. Come for the first two practices for $30 to find out if the training is the right fit for you. This fee becomes part of your membership if you join.
Kendra Lewis missed the Canadian Legion Championships, but she continues her preparations for her major competition this year. Athletics Canada and Canadian Olympic Committee, announced the Canadian Youth Olympic Team for participation at Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on October 6-15, 2018, and Kendra Lewis will run in the 1500m against top world athletes. Her qualification will be on October 11, and the final on October 15. Kendra has brought VOC back on the Olympic map!
VOC athletes had the strongest finish to the track and field season yet.
Three of our athletes were selected to be on the BC Athletics Provincial Team at the Canadian Legion Youth Championships in Brandon, MB on August 10th-12th.
Kendra Lewis regrets her absence due to her European trip. Thomas Ma and Ceili McCabe competed at the Canadian Legion.
Thomas Ma, competing in the midget category, ran a great race in the 200mH with a PR of 24.90 winning the Canadian Champion title. Ma, also won the bronze medal in the 100mH, with another PR of 13.45, bringing the total medals of our program won at Canadian Nationals to 60 medals, including 30 Canadian Champion titles.
Ceili McCabe having previously won the Harry Jerome in the U18 category and the BC Champion in the 800m, tried to run a good race, but due to leg tightness, she finished in 8th place at the Canadian Championships.
Congratulations to all VOC athletes, congratulations to Thomas Ma, Ceili McCabe, and Kendra Lewis for their great achievements in the 2018 track and field season.
From July 13th – 15th, fourteen athletes competed at the final of BC Provincial Track and Field Jamboree Championship for midget, Youth , Junior and senior category.
VOC athletes won 12 medals with 7 gold and BC Champion titles, 1 silver and 4 bronze.
Our girls distance runner for youth category, won all three events of 800m, 1500m,3000m.
Kendra Lewis won two Gold medal in 1500m and 3000m. and Ceili McCabe won 800m.
Jillian Wong, won gold in Triple Jump and Bronze in Long Jump, and Julia Ho, won Silver in Triple Jump. Jessica Urban, won three bronze medal in her favorite events, 100m, 200m, and Long Jump.
14 years old Adria Sellers, competed in 300m hurdles with 15 years old and won the bronze medal. She achieved another great results and a PB in 80m hurdles.
Spencer Pratt, won the gold medal for senior category in 400m hurdle and achieved a PB.
A great achievement by Thomas Ma, winning double gold in 100m and 300m hurdles. He will be leading the BC Provincial Midget Team in the Canadian Legion National Championship.
Dylan Uhrich, and Tilda Cressman, had a great performance in 2000 and 1500m steeple chase and achieved a PB results.
Other athletes, Oleg Correa, who made a great improvements in sprint events, Ben Paetzel and Paul Paetzel with a PB in 800m, Riordan Miya, Kaitlin Loo, and Pirro Ifti, performed well in their respective events.
On June 26, at the 35th anniversary of the Harry Jerome Track Classic, in Swangard Stadium, Ceili McCabe, made history by becoming the first VOC athlete to win the 800m “Sport Burnaby” U20 Women race.
Sixteen year old McCabe won the U20 800m race, with a time of 2:11.21 (a personal best by 2.12 sec). With this new result, she achieved the standard for BC Athletics Provincial team and will be participating at the Canadian Legion Youth National Championships in Brandon, MB from Aug. 10-12, 2018.
Way to go Ceili, and congratulations on this great achievement.
At BC Provincial High school Championship in Langley from May 31 to June 2, 15 VOC members represented their respective high school and VOC. Many of our members competed in multiple events with many achieving personal bests.
Congratulations to Jillian Wong for winning the bronze medal in Senior Girls Triple Jump. A great way to end her high school career.
Congratulations to Kendra Lewis, a double BC High School Junior Champion in the 1500m and 3000m with two records.
To go to BC Summer Games you must compete at the Summer Games trial on May 22–24, 2018.
Information about the trial and BC Summer Games is listed below.
2018 BC Summer Games
Date: July 19–22, 2018
Location: Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada
Eligibility: Athletes born in 2003-2004
BC Summer Games Trial May 22–24, 2018. at Handsworth or West Van Tracks.
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