Thirteen VOC athletes completed at the BC High School Cross County Championships in Nanaimo on November 3rd. Congratulations to Kendra Lewis and Ceilli McCabe for finishing first and second in the Senior Girls division.
Senior Girls 6km:
Kendra Lewis, winner and gold medal with the time of 23.11
Ceilli McCabe, second place and silver medal with the time of 23:41.90
Bridgett Baziw, finished 29th place, with the time of 25:53
Maya Landerovan, finished 117th, with the time of 29:14.50
Junior Gils 4km:
Sophie Forsyth, finished 14th place with the time of 16.41
Tilda Cressman, finished 68th place with the time of 18:11
Senior Boys 6km:
Riordan Miya, finished 10th place with the time of 21:12, Silver Medal with Kitsilano HS Team.
Christian Petersen, finished 27th place with the time of 21:53.71, Silver Medal with Kitsilano HS Team.
Dylan Uhrich, finished 42nd place with the time of 22:29
Dylan Cheng, finished 98th place with the time of 23:54
Junior Boys 4 km:
Davis Timko, finished 26th place with the time of 15:05.64 (trained on X-C season with WPGA)
Paul Paetzel, finished 27th place with the time of 15:06.10
Pirro Ifti, finished 127th place with the time of 16:32
All results: www.bcathletics.org/Content/bc-x-country-champs/42/
After winning the 1500m at the 2018 Jamaican Invitation U18, Kendra Lewis was the first Olympic High School athlete from the Vancouver high school system to participate at the 2018 Olympic Youth Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Oct.6-18, in 1500m. Kendra ran an excellent race and finished 11th overall.
On October 23rd at Jericho Park, VOC athletes competed at the Vancouver High School Zone Cross Country Championships.
VOC will have 14 athletes running in the BC Provincial Cross Country Championships in Nanaimo on November 3, 2018.
Junior Boys 4 km
The winner of the race was Paul Paetzel with the time of 15.39.64.
Pirro Ifti finished 12th with the time of 16.30.98.
Junior Girls 4.3 km.
Tilda Cressman finished 7th with the time of 18.29.81.
Senior Boys 6.3km
Riordan Miya finished 2nd with the time of 22:17.60
Christian Petersen finished 5th with the time of 22:34.13
Dylan Uhrich finished 6th with the time of 23:05.60
Dylan Cheng finished 11th with the time of 24:39.05
Senior Girls, 6.3km
Kendra Lewis won the race with the time of 23:35.28
Bridgett Baziw finished third with the time of 27:21.00
Freya Savage finished 5th with the time of 27:51.37
Congratulations to all the VOC athletes who ran in the Independent High School Cross Country Championships on October 16, 2018
Junior Boys – Davis Timko finished 1st
Junior Girls – Sophie Forsyth finished 3rd
Senior Girls – Ceili McCabe finished 1st and Maya Landero Van ran well. Both runners qualified for the Provincial.
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.