Track and field

Cowichan Valley track and field athletes who competed at the 2022 BC Summer Games. Back row: Makenna Forcier, Annette Blumel and Danika Lazenby. Front row: Tori Johnston, Nova Wedmann-Kent and Alexa Dow. 
Missing: Ethan Chen. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

New friends and medal haul highlight BC Summer Games for Cowichan athletes

Track and field athletes bring home seven medals from Prince George

 

Cowichan Valley track and field athletes who are heading to the BC Summer Games this week. Back row from left: Makenna Forcier, Tori Johnston, Annette Blumel and Ethan Chen. Front row from left: Alexa Dow, Nova Wedmann-Kent and Danika Lazenby. (Todd Blumel photo)

Cowichan track athletes aim for podium at BC Summer Games

7 track athletes will represent Vancouver Island in Prince George

 

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is considering extending the northern section of the popular Cowichan Valley Trail. (File photo)

Cowichan Valley Athletic Club adding cross country program

CVAC Jaguars’ new program starts July 28

 

Athletes competed in the men’s 400-metre wheelchair race Friday morning at the Bell Canadian National Track and Field Championships. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Elite track and field athletes offer inspiration for Langley’s youth

Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships is happening in Langley until Sunday

Athletes competed in the men’s 400-metre wheelchair race Friday morning at the Bell Canadian National Track and Field Championships. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Athletes were warming up at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley on Wednesday, June 22, as the 2022 Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships got underway. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Athletes assemble at the 2022 Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships in Langley

More than 1,600 competitors are registered for national championships

Athletes were warming up at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley on Wednesday, June 22, as the 2022 Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships got underway. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Several of the Cowichan Valley’s high school championship athletes gather at the Cowichan Sportsplex. Back row from left: Annette Blumel, Lexy Lazenby, Rachel Buck, Graeme Dailey, Connor Hengstler, Jayden Croswell and Ben Bennett. Front row from left: Alexa Dow, Nova Wedmann-Kent, Makenna Forcier and Brodie Wade. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kelsey runner Dow sets two records at B.C. high school track meet

Blumel sisters get matching bronze medals, Chargers’ Hengstler 3rd in shot put

Several of the Cowichan Valley’s high school championship athletes gather at the Cowichan Sportsplex. Back row from left: Annette Blumel, Lexy Lazenby, Rachel Buck, Graeme Dailey, Connor Hengstler, Jayden Croswell and Ben Bennett. Front row from left: Alexa Dow, Nova Wedmann-Kent, Makenna Forcier and Brodie Wade. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Alysha Newman competes at the Johnny Loaring Classic in Windsor, Ont. on May 21. (Geoff Robins, Mundo Sport Images/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Road to Langley: Pole vaulter finds new groove

Olympian uses recovery time from concussion to discover new passion – heptathlon

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Alysha Newman competes at the Johnny Loaring Classic in Windsor, Ont. on May 21. (Geoff Robins, Mundo Sport Images/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Nova Wedmann-Kent displays her ribbons from the Elwood Wylie Memorial Track and Field Meet. (Submitted by Brenda Kent)

Cobble Hill high jumper meets national standard

Athlete is following in Olympian father’s footsteps

Nova Wedmann-Kent displays her ribbons from the Elwood Wylie Memorial Track and Field Meet. (Submitted by Brenda Kent)
Duncan Christian School’s Connor Hengstler finished first in shot put at the Island high school track and field championships in Nanaimo last week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

20 Cowichan Valley athletes qualify for track and field provincials

Kelsey’s Dow and QMS’s Chen set new Island records

Duncan Christian School’s Connor Hengstler finished first in shot put at the Island high school track and field championships in Nanaimo last week. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Athletes from all over the Cowichan Valley and Saltspring Island competed in 12 different events, in six age groups at the Mid Island Track and Field Championships on Wednesday, May 4. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Athletes from all over the Cowichan Valley and Saltspring Island competed in 12 different events, in six age groups at the Mid Island Track and Field Championships on Wednesday, May 4. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Duncan Christian’s Connor Hengstler displays his three ribbons from the BC Christian Schools track and field meet. (Submitted by Duncan Christian School)
Duncan Christian’s Connor Hengstler displays his three ribbons from the BC Christian Schools track and field meet. (Submitted by Duncan Christian School)
Memebrs of Canada’s 4 X100-metre relay team celebrate their bronze medal win during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, Aug.6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada to receive 4×100 men’s relay silver medals from Tokyo Olympics

Move coming after court ruled against British sprinter tested for prohibited substance

Memebrs of Canada’s 4 X100-metre relay team celebrate their bronze medal win during the Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, Aug.6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Georgia Ellenwood cleared the bar in the high jump event of the women’s heptathlon on Aug. 4, 2021 during competition at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. On Friday, Feb. 25, during a qualifying meet for the world championships, she ruptured her Achilles tendon. (Daniel Lea/CSM)

B.C.’s Georgia Ellenwood suffers catastrophic injury at qualifying meet for world championships

‘All I could say when it happened was no, please, no, no, no’

Georgia Ellenwood cleared the bar in the high jump event of the women’s heptathlon on Aug. 4, 2021 during competition at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. On Friday, Feb. 25, during a qualifying meet for the world championships, she ruptured her Achilles tendon. (Daniel Lea/CSM)
The Nanaimo Track and Field Club is putting together a bid seeking the 2024 Canadian Track and Field Championships and Olympic and Paralympic trials. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo chasing bid to host Canada’s 2024 track and field nationals

Event would also serve as Olympic and Paralympic trials

The Nanaimo Track and Field Club is putting together a bid seeking the 2024 Canadian Track and Field Championships and Olympic and Paralympic trials. (News Bulletin file photo)
Vernon summer resident Julie McCann (née Holland) set an unofficial world record Monday, Aug. 9, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park, becoming the fastest woman to run 100 metres on all fours with a clocking of 22.99 seconds. (Christine Castrucow photo)

100 metre dash – on all fours: Vernon woman breaks unofficial Guinness record

Vernon resident Julie McCann sets unofficial Guinness mark as fastest woman to cover 100 metres on all fours

Vernon summer resident Julie McCann (née Holland) set an unofficial world record Monday, Aug. 9, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park, becoming the fastest woman to run 100 metres on all fours with a clocking of 22.99 seconds. (Christine Castrucow photo)
Alexa Dow, Clara Chudley, Ella Ballard and Angelina Shandro celebrate setting a new national record in the distance medley at Centennial Stadium in Victoria last weekend. (Submitted)

Cowichan Valley runner helps set a new national record

Alexa Dow anchors Harriers distance medley team that breaks 12-year-old mark

Alexa Dow, Clara Chudley, Ella Ballard and Angelina Shandro celebrate setting a new national record in the distance medley at Centennial Stadium in Victoria last weekend. (Submitted)
Alycia Butterworth will compete in the 3,000-metre steeplechase at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. (Claus Andersen photo)

Former Parksville track and field stars earn spots on Canadian Olympic team

Mason, Butterworth to compete at Tokyo Olympics

Alycia Butterworth will compete in the 3,000-metre steeplechase at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. (Claus Andersen photo)
Coach Dylan Armstrong, left, and Ethan Katzberg after the latter’s record-setting hammer throw in Kamloops on Sunday, May 23. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island hammer thrower breaks Canadian youth record

Ethan Katzberg ranked third in the world in the U20 category

Coach Dylan Armstrong, left, and Ethan Katzberg after the latter’s record-setting hammer throw in Kamloops on Sunday, May 23. (Photo submitted)
Township of Langley will play host to the 2022 and 2023 Canadian Track and Field Championships. (Braden Collum/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley Township first B.C. city to host World Track and Field Trials in nearly 20 years

Township of Langley will host 2022 and 2023 editions

Township of Langley will play host to the 2022 and 2023 Canadian Track and Field Championships. (Braden Collum/Special to Langley Advance Times)