Track and field

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

 

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 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

 

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

  • Jun 11, 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)
The Oceanside Community Track is working to reach the finish line of their fundraising effort to upgrade the Ballenas track. (PQB News photo)
The Oceanside Community Track is working to reach the finish line of their fundraising effort to upgrade the Ballenas track. (PQB News photo)
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 Oceanside Track and Field Club offers young athletes an opportunity to try out a variety of events such as long jump. (Michael Briones photo)

Oceanside Track and Field Club gearing up for first full season in 2 years

Online information meeting set to take place March 10

The Oceanside Track and Field Club offers young athletes an opportunity to try out a variety of events such as long jump. (Michael Briones 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)
The Ballenas track upgrade project in Parksville has received support from the Regional District of Nanaimo. (PQB News file photo)
The Ballenas track upgrade project in Parksville has received support from the Regional District of Nanaimo. (PQB News file photo)
Jim Hoffman, president of the Parksville Lions, left, presents a $10,000 donation to Rudy Terpstra, chair of the Oceanside Community Track Committee and Jane Waite, president of Oceanside Track and Field. The funds will help pay for the cost of upgrading the dilapidated Ballenas track where the check presentation was held. (Michael Briones photo)
Jim Hoffman, president of the Parksville Lions, left, presents a $10,000 donation to Rudy Terpstra, chair of the Oceanside Community Track Committee and Jane Waite, president of Oceanside Track and Field. The funds will help pay for the cost of upgrading the dilapidated Ballenas track where the check presentation was held. (Michael Briones 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)
A silent auction is being held to raised funds to upgrade the dilapidated Ballenas Secondary track. (PQB News file photo)

More than $10K worth of items to be auctioned to help build new Parksville track

Event to take place virturally and in-person on Dec. 9

A silent auction is being held to raised funds to upgrade the dilapidated Ballenas Secondary track. (PQB News file photo)
Fundraising efforts to upgrade the Ballenas Secondary track have gained momentum. (PQB News file photo)
Fundraising efforts to upgrade the Ballenas Secondary track have gained momentum. (PQB News file photo)
Nanoose Bay high jumper Michael Mason has represented Canada many times on the international stage. (Submitted photo)
Nanoose Bay high jumper Michael Mason has represented Canada many times on the international stage. (Submitted 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)
Students have been training on the dilapidated cinder-track at the Ballenas Secondary. There’s now a plan to upgrade the facility to a six-lane rubberized track. (PQB News file photo)

Qualicum Beach council agrees to donate $56K toward Ballenas track upgrade

Lack of data leads staff to recommend town pay 10 per cent of the cost

Students have been training on the dilapidated cinder-track at the Ballenas Secondary. There’s now a plan to upgrade the facility to a six-lane rubberized track. (PQB News file 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)
High jumper Michael Mason of Nanoose Bay will make his fourth Olympic appearance when he competes at the 2020 Tokyo Games. (Submitted photo)
High jumper Michael Mason of Nanoose Bay will make his fourth Olympic appearance when he competes at the 2020 Tokyo Games. (Submitted photo)
Alycia Butterworth, right, and Regan Yee are neck-and-neck heading to the finish line in the 3,000-metre steeplechase at the 2021 Harry Jerome Track Classic held at Swanguard Stadium, June 12. (Mark David Janzen photo)
Alycia Butterworth, right, and Regan Yee are neck-and-neck heading to the finish line in the 3,000-metre steeplechase at the 2021 Harry Jerome Track Classic held at Swanguard Stadium, June 12. (Mark David Janzen photo)