Track and field

A Gofundmen campaign has been launched for Langley runner Aaysia Williams, to help cover the cost of training with renowned coach Ato Boldon. (Facebook image)

VIDEO: Why an up-and-coming Langley track star has a Gofundme campaign

Aaysia Williams hopes to become ‘fastest Canadian human ever’

 

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

 

Langley Mustangs and BC Athletics hosted more than 300 U16-senior competitors Saturday, July 24, and Sunday, July 25 for the provincial sprints, jumps, hurdles and wheelchair racing challenge. Trinity Western University’s Ana Fonseca won the Women’s Pole vault Open, clearing 3.65 metres. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Provincial track and field challenge event draws more than 300 athletes to Langley

Multiple wins recorded by host Langley Mustangs track club

  • Jul 27, 2021
Langley Mustangs and BC Athletics hosted more than 300 U16-senior competitors Saturday, July 24, and Sunday, July 25 for the provincial sprints, jumps, hurdles and wheelchair racing challenge. Trinity Western University’s Ana Fonseca won the Women’s Pole vault Open, clearing 3.65 metres. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Georgia Ellenwood, seen here in a 2018 interview, set a personal best in the heptathlon on June 20, shortly before she was confirmed as a member of the Canadian Olympic team on July 3. (File photo courtesy of Wisconsin Athletics)

VIDEO: Olympic dream comes true for Langley runner

Heptathlon star Georgia Ellenwood is named to Team Canada

Langley’s Georgia Ellenwood, seen here in a 2018 interview, set a personal best in the heptathlon on June 20, shortly before she was confirmed as a member of the Canadian Olympic team on July 3. (File photo courtesy of Wisconsin Athletics)
Regan Yee and Crystal Emmanuel ensure Toyko qualifier series ended in style. (Athletics Canada/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley runner punches ticket to Toyko

Regan Yee is on her way to the Olympics later this month after making a qualifier this week

Regan Yee and Crystal Emmanuel ensure Toyko qualifier series ended in style. (Athletics Canada/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Mustangs high jumper Aiden Grout, seen here in McLeod Athletic Park in Langley in 2019, has just qualified for several top international competitions, including the Olympic trials. (Photo courtesy Vid Wadhwani)

VIDEO: With one jump, Langley Mustangs high jumper Aiden Grout has qualified for three international competitions

Maple Ridge resident records new personal best at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley

Langley Mustangs high jumper Aiden Grout, seen here in McLeod Athletic Park in Langley in 2019, has just qualified for several top international competitions, including the Olympic trials. (Photo courtesy Vid Wadhwani)
Donovan Bailey of Canada celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men’s 100 meter final at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Saturday, July 27, 1996. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

FLASHBACK: Donovan Bailey races at Abbotsford’s Rotary Stadium in 1996

25th anniversary of Harry Jerome Track Classic making its lone stop in Abbotsford

Donovan Bailey of Canada celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men’s 100 meter final at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Saturday, July 27, 1996. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)
Jordan Schmidt (L) was part of the medal-winning R.E. Mountain Secondary senior boys cross-country team — along with Tate Wyatt, Felix Allen, Zach Wyatt. (Langley Advance Times file)
Jordan Schmidt (L) was part of the medal-winning R.E. Mountain Secondary senior boys cross-country team — along with Tate Wyatt, Felix Allen, Zach Wyatt. (Langley Advance Times file)
Langley sprinter Jordan Jacobs was named to the 2020-21 Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Women’s Track and Field All-Academic Team. (file)

Langley sprinter Jordan Jacobs named to GNAC all-academic team

Award recognizes both sports and studying abilities

Langley sprinter Jordan Jacobs was named to the 2020-21 Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Women’s Track and Field All-Academic Team. (file)
Langley Mustangs athlete Jade Lenton got in an off season speed workout under the lights at McLeod Athletic Park this month. Thanks to some creative flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic, the club membership numbers are close to pre-virus levels (Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club video)
Langley Mustangs athlete Jade Lenton got in an off season speed workout under the lights at McLeod Athletic Park this month. Thanks to some creative flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic, the club membership numbers are close to pre-virus levels (Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club video)
Langley’s Mitchell Gibbs, who currently runs for the Vancouver Thunderbirds, will run for UBC (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Gibbs earns UBC scholarship

Track and field star described as impressive both on and off the field

Langley’s Mitchell Gibbs, who currently runs for the Vancouver Thunderbirds, will run for UBC (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Nicholas Monro powered to the finish line en route to the victory in the Men’s 200 Meter Dash at the Cowichan Sportsplex at the BC Summer Games in 2018. (Arnold Lim/Black Press file)

Langley’s Monro to run for SFU

Former Walnut Grove Gator track star has a winning way

Nicholas Monro powered to the finish line en route to the victory in the Men’s 200 Meter Dash at the Cowichan Sportsplex at the BC Summer Games in 2018. (Arnold Lim/Black Press file)
Rachel Cliff is a champion runner who is taking part in the Virtual 10K Championships on Canada Day. (Photo from wikimedia.commons)

Elite athletes do virtual 10K runs across Canada on July 1

A B.C. champion runner will be doing her race in Langley

Rachel Cliff is a champion runner who is taking part in the Virtual 10K Championships on Canada Day. (Photo from wikimedia.commons)
Facilities at McLeod Athletic Park have been undergoing nearly $5 million in upgrades since last summer. The track and field facility is not yet open to the public. (BCHS Track and Field/Special to Langley Advance Times)

McLeod Athletic Park still closed as $5 million upgrades near completion

Park will host National Track and Field Championships and BC High School Championships

Facilities at McLeod Athletic Park have been undergoing nearly $5 million in upgrades since last summer. The track and field facility is not yet open to the public. (BCHS Track and Field/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Township of Langley will play host to the 2022 and 2023 Canadian Track and Field Championships. (Braden Collum/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Township of Langley will play host to the 2022 and 2023 Canadian Track and Field Championships. (Braden Collum/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Mustang Maiya Bruno earned gold medals for the 200m hurdles and 800m race at the 2019 Annual Jesse Bent Memorial Meet. (Jacqueline Johnson/Special to the Langley Times)

Langley Mustang achieves personal best

Local track and field team earn 14 gold medals at successful Jesse Bent Memorial Meet

Langley Mustang Maiya Bruno earned gold medals for the 200m hurdles and 800m race at the 2019 Annual Jesse Bent Memorial Meet. (Jacqueline Johnson/Special to the Langley Times)
Langley Mustangs show they’re experts in their field

Langley Mustangs show they’re experts in their field

The Langley track club earned 20 medals at BC Elementary Track and Field Championships

Langley Mustangs show they’re experts in their field