Track and field

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)
Alycia Butterworth, right, and her training partner Regan Yee had a close race at the Harry Jerome Classic where she finished second and was 1.7 second shy of the Olympic qualifying time. (Mark Janzen photo)

Parksville athlete Butterworth thrilled to be headed to Tokyo Olympics

Consistent results earn former Ballenas standout a spot on Canadian team

Alycia Butterworth, right, and her training partner Regan Yee had a close race at the Harry Jerome Classic where she finished second and was 1.7 second shy of the Olympic qualifying time. (Mark Janzen photo)
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)
Genevieve Lalonde pushes past Mariah Kelly in the last few metres to win the women’s 1500 metres at the Victoria Track Classic at Centennial Stadium on June 9. (Kevin Light/AthleticsCanada)

Victoria runners hit their stride at Track Classic

Olympic qualifier event held Wednesday night at University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium

Genevieve Lalonde pushes past Mariah Kelly in the last few metres to win the women’s 1500 metres at the Victoria Track Classic at Centennial Stadium on June 9. (Kevin Light/AthleticsCanada)
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)
Bella Hall of Port Alberni winds up to throw the hammer during a practice session at Bob Dailey Stadium in Port Alberni. (PHOTO COURTESY DARREN WILLIS)
Bella Hall of Port Alberni winds up to throw the hammer during a practice session at Bob Dailey Stadium in Port Alberni. (PHOTO COURTESY DARREN WILLIS)
Juliette Desvaux, left, and gym owner Meaghan Orcutt share a joke during a break in a workout session. (Submitted photo)

Parksville sprinter finds much-needed community support during COVID-19 pandemic

Local gym, former coaches lend a hand with Desvaux’s athletic endeavours

Juliette Desvaux, left, and gym owner Meaghan Orcutt share a joke during a break in a workout session. (Submitted photo)
There are now plans to reduce scaled of a proposed Ballenas running track upgrade. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville Qualicum Beach running track project plans reduced in scale

Track group to switch to community grassroots level due to lack of support from regional district

There are now plans to reduce scaled of a proposed Ballenas running track upgrade. (PQB News file photo)
Nanaimo Track and Field club member Olivia Lundman set a Canadian record in the U18 3,000-metre race walk event at meet in Kamloops this past weekend. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo Track and Field Club race walker sets national record at her first meet of the season

Olivia Lundman breaks 30-year-old mark in U18 3,000-metre race walk

Nanaimo Track and Field club member Olivia Lundman set a Canadian record in the U18 3,000-metre race walk event at meet in Kamloops this past weekend. (Photo submitted)
Juliette Desvaux has made great strides in her athletic career. (File photo)

Parksville athlete sprints her way to the University of B.C.

Desvaux looks forward to joining T-Birds track and field team

Juliette Desvaux has made great strides in her athletic career. (File photo)
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)