Track and field

Jane Waite visits the PQB News/Vancouver Island Free Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Jane Waite talks 55+ BC Games, need for a new running track in Parksville

PQBeat: Chat includes importance of staying active at any age

 

Mike Dailey, 59, attempts his third and final javelin throw in the men’s track and field pentathlon event. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Badminton, track and field action in 55+ BC Games kicks off at UVic

Competitors from across province test skills, go for gold

 

Randy and Kim Longmuir visit the PQB News/VI Daily studios. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: Legendary Longmuirs retire after lengthy athletics coaching career

PQBeat: Coaches helped numerous Vancouver Island athletes

 

Alycia Butterworth, right, and her training partner Regan Yee. (Mark Janzen photo)

PODCAST: Parksville’s Alycia Butterworth discusses her Olympic experience

PQBeat: Steeplechase runner now has eyes on Paris Games in 2024

Alycia Butterworth, right, and her training partner Regan Yee. (Mark Janzen photo)
Kim, left, and Randy Longmuir, head coaches of the Mid Island Distance Running Club, have retired from coaching. (PQB News file photo)

Longtime Parksville running coaches retiring after more than 40 years

Kim and Randy Longmuir were fixtures on the PQB track and field scene

Kim, left, and Randy Longmuir, head coaches of the Mid Island Distance Running Club, have retired from coaching. (PQB News file photo)
Bella Hall of Port Alberni receives her gold medal at the 2022 Bell Canadian Track and Field championships, June 25, 2022 in Langley, B.C. (PHOTO COURTESY ATHLETEPICS.CA)

Port Alberni’s Bella Hall wins national title in hammer throw

Hall threw personal best for 2022 in final throw, three metres more than nearest competition

Bella Hall of Port Alberni receives her gold medal at the 2022 Bell Canadian Track and Field championships, June 25, 2022 in Langley, B.C. (PHOTO COURTESY ATHLETEPICS.CA)
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)
Royal Bay Secondary School track athletes Cassandra McKinty, Quinn Starr, Rachel Reid, Ella Ballard, Genevieve Bacon, and Maja Music all made it to the provincial championships held in Langley June 9 through 11. (Courtesy of Andrew Johnson)
Royal Bay Secondary School track athletes Cassandra McKinty, Quinn Starr, Rachel Reid, Ella Ballard, Genevieve Bacon, and Maja Music all made it to the provincial championships held in Langley June 9 through 11. (Courtesy of Andrew Johnson)
Nate Paris of Nanaimo District Secondary School is a provincial champion in the 100-metre dash, 200m, long jump and decathlon. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Island teen wins four provincial titles at B.C. track and field championships

Nate Paris wins 100-metre dash, 200m, long jump and decathlon

Nate Paris of Nanaimo District Secondary School is a provincial champion in the 100-metre dash, 200m, long jump and decathlon. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Members of the Lambrick Park secondary track and field team celebrate their surprise AA boys B.C. high school championship win. (Photo courtesy of Tom Turnbull)

Surprise B.C. track and field banner for Saanich’s Lambrick Park boys

Collection of solid finals results carries team to AA boys title in Langley

Members of the Lambrick Park secondary track and field team celebrate their surprise AA boys B.C. high school championship win. (Photo courtesy of Tom Turnbull)
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)
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
UVic Vikes David Waller, Benjamin Seshadri, Anton Kuipers and Jack Boden seen at the top of the podium following their 4 x 800-metre relay victory at the 2022 Canada West University Championships. The team will compete at nationals in New Brunswick from March 31 to April 2. (Courtesy of University of Victoria)

UVic Vikes track athletes chasing national gold starting Thursday

Seven University of Victoria runners to compete at U Sports Championships

UVic Vikes David Waller, Benjamin Seshadri, Anton Kuipers and Jack Boden seen at the top of the podium following their 4 x 800-metre relay victory at the 2022 Canada West University Championships. The team will compete at nationals in New Brunswick from March 31 to April 2. (Courtesy of University of Victoria)
UVic Vikes track and field team members David Waller, Benjamin Seshadri, Anton Kuipers and Jack Boden stand atop the podium following their win in the 4 x 800-metre relay at the Canada West University Championships in Winnipeg. (Courtesy of University of Victoria)

UVic track earn two gold, five medals at Canada West Championships

Brandon Vail in the 3,000 metres and men’s 4 x 800 relay team run to top of podium

UVic Vikes track and field team members David Waller, Benjamin Seshadri, Anton Kuipers and Jack Boden stand atop the podium following their win in the 4 x 800-metre relay at the Canada West University Championships in Winnipeg. (Courtesy of University of Victoria)
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)
Tom Aerts, Oak Bay High principal, and Jan Hemming of the Oak Bay High Alumni Association see first-hand how busy the track behind the school can get. A campaign to resurface the quarter-century-old track needs to gain traction to meet its goal of being ready for this summer’s Canadian Francophone Games. (Black Press Media file photo)

Rotary stacks up bottles to help fund track revamp at Oak Bay High

Campaign is still shy $200,000 to resurface Jack Wallace Memorial Track

Tom Aerts, Oak Bay High principal, and Jan Hemming of the Oak Bay High Alumni Association see first-hand how busy the track behind the school can get. A campaign to resurface the quarter-century-old track needs to gain traction to meet its goal of being ready for this summer’s Canadian Francophone Games. (Black Press Media file photo)
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)
British Columbian athletics official David Weicker, left, was awarded the prestigious World Athletics Veteran Pin for his contributions to track and field. He has volunteered and worked as an official since 1979. (Submitted photo)

Qualicum Beach athletics official honoured for worldwide contributions to track and field

Weicker has spent 50 years in sport as an athlete, volunteer, coach and official

British Columbian athletics official David Weicker, left, was awarded the prestigious World Athletics Veteran Pin for his contributions to track and field. He has volunteered and worked as an official since 1979. (Submitted photo)
Oak Bay High principal Tom Aerts and Jan Hemming of the Oak Bay High Alumni Association know first-hand how busy the track behind the school can get with student and community use. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Financial hurdle moves in bid to resurface Oak Bay high track

Estimate jumps to $376,000, campaign gears up to hit goal by spring

Oak Bay High principal Tom Aerts and Jan Hemming of the Oak Bay High Alumni Association know first-hand how busy the track behind the school can get with student and community use. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)