Track and field

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

 

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

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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)
Eirin Skotheim of Alberni District Secondary School catches some air in the long jump during the North Island Championships at Bob Dailey Stadium on Thursday, May 5. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Track meets return to Bob Dailey Stadium in Port Alberni

Full-size track and field events had a two-year pause during COVID-19 pandemic

Eirin Skotheim of Alberni District Secondary School catches some air in the long jump during the North Island Championships at Bob Dailey Stadium on Thursday, May 5. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
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 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)
Elementary school students from the Alberni Valley line up for a race on Nov. 8, 2021 near Wood School. (PHOTO COURTESY SD70)
Elementary school students from the Alberni Valley line up for a race on Nov. 8, 2021 near Wood School. (PHOTO COURTESY SD70)

Alberni Valley elementary crosscountry runners wrap up season

Maquinna takes top team honours in final outdoor event

Elementary school students from the Alberni Valley line up for a race on Nov. 8, 2021 near Wood School. (PHOTO COURTESY SD70)
Elementary school students from the Alberni Valley line up for a race on Nov. 8, 2021 near Wood School. (PHOTO COURTESY SD70)
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 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)
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)
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)
Port Alberni Paper Chase runners depart from Cherry Creek Community Hall on Sunday, March 8. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

New records set at Port Alberni Paper Chase

15-kilometre race had 262 participants

Port Alberni Paper Chase runners depart from Cherry Creek Community Hall on Sunday, March 8. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)