Track and field

Langley’s Prabhasha Wickranaarachchi is heading to the finals on Sunday, June 26. She competed in 400m hurdle race at Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Langley youth heading to the finals, competing in 400m hurdle

She ran for her personal best in the semi-finals at the Track and Field Championships

 

Langley Township is hosting the Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships Wednesday, June 22 to Sunday, June 26, at McLeod Athletic Park. (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

Langley Township is hosting the Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships Wednesday, June 22 to Sunday, June 26, at McLeod Athletic Park. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
The U20 women’s 100m qualifiers took place on Thursday at the Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships in Langley. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley-born track athlete returns home to race at Bell Canadian National championships

Athletes from across Canada are competing this week at McLeod Athletic Park

The U20 women’s 100m qualifiers took place on Thursday at the Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships in Langley. (Matthew Claxton/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)
A student competed at the recent B.C. High School Track and Field Championships, one of the large events hosted locally at the McLeod Athletic Park. (Langley Advance Times files)

National track meet expected to boost Township’s economy

Spin offs are expected from becoming a sports tourism centre

A student competed at the recent B.C. High School Track and Field Championships, one of the large events hosted locally at the McLeod Athletic Park. (Langley Advance Times files)
A week before the Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships were set to begin at Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park, Georgia Ellenwood posted a picture of herself at the field. The heptathlon star is one of several elite competitors forced to sit out the Langley event due to injuries. (Instagram)
A week before the Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships were set to begin at Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park, Georgia Ellenwood posted a picture of herself at the field. The heptathlon star is one of several elite competitors forced to sit out the Langley event due to injuries. (Instagram)
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 to discover new passion in heptathlon, with help of Langley’s Ellenwood

  • Jun 12, 2022
Alysha Newman competes at the Johnny Loaring Classic in Windsor, Ont. on May 21. (Geoff Robins, Mundo Sport Images/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Lily Stewart's best distance in the long jump was 5.01 meters. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Best of B.C.’s high school track athletes compete in Langley

The annual gathering is back for the first time since 2019

Lily Stewart's best distance in the long jump was 5.01 meters. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Langley Mustang president Kevin Harrison (second from right) and other Mustang club members and volunteers have been busy preparing for the 2022 Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships at Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

A call for volunteers as Langley readies for the 2022 Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships

‘Call back lots’ because there will be new openings soon, host club president advises

Langley Mustang president Kevin Harrison (second from right) and other Mustang club members and volunteers have been busy preparing for the 2022 Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships at Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Sophomore Jordan Schmidt (left) and freshman Felix Allen were among a dozen SFU competitors named to the 2021-22 Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Men’s Track and Field All-Academic Team. (SFU)

Two Langley athletes make honours list for combined athletic and academic accomplishments

Now at SFU, both were onR.E. Mountain team which won the B.C. provincial cross-country championship

Sophomore Jordan Schmidt (left) and freshman Felix Allen were among a dozen SFU competitors named to the 2021-22 Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Men’s Track and Field All-Academic Team. (SFU)
Olympic Champion Andre De Grasse is one of the elite athletes expected to attend the Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships in Langley held at McLeod Athletic Park from June 22 – 26. ( Photo courtesy of Canadian Olympic Committee)

Langley prepares for Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships in June

Original event dates had to be moved due to pandemic

Olympic Champion Andre De Grasse is one of the elite athletes expected to attend the Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships in Langley held at McLeod Athletic Park from June 22 – 26. ( Photo courtesy of Canadian Olympic Committee)
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)
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)
Credo Christian High School athletic director Colin VanDelft accepted a gift in 2018 from the board and staff of the Langley school to recognize almost three decades of service. VanDelft, 53, passed away in Smithers on Jan.7. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Credo Christian school remembers Colin VanDelft

Long-time athletic director passed away at 53

Credo Christian High School athletic director Colin VanDelft accepted a gift in 2018 from the board and staff of the Langley school to recognize almost three decades of service. VanDelft, 53, passed away in Smithers on Jan.7. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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’

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)
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)
Silver, Carly Seemann, Coquitlam (L); Gold, Eniko Sara, Langley (centre); and Bronze, Gaby Palson-Chamberlain (R), at the 2016 Summer Games. (file)
Silver, Carly Seemann, Coquitlam (L); Gold, Eniko Sara, Langley (centre); and Bronze, Gaby Palson-Chamberlain (R), at the 2016 Summer Games. (file)
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)