2019 season kicked off with Harry Jerome’s Indoor Track meet held at the RichmondÂ Olympic Oval this past weekend. We had both Addy Benefield and Brandon Hsu out representing Burnaby Striders amongst 400+ other athletes – with terrific showings from both.
Addy Benefield competed in the 600m Women’s (13 year old) Event and received GOLD in her track debut with a time of 1:45.28. This was less than a second off breaking the Harry Jerome indoor record of 1:44.46! What a performance!
Brandon clocked in his 60m U16 dash at 7.59s, and he came less than two-tenths of a second from also breaking the indoor meet record! Very strong showing, earning him GOLD in the 60m and a close SILVER in the 300m.
Well done to both and looking to seeing more successes from our Striders’ athletes in the coming few months!
Our very own Burnaby Striders’ Shiloh Corrales-Nelson has officially signed and committed to the University of California – Riverside on both an athletic & academic scholarship as their multi thrower in the Shot Put, Hammer Throw and Discus!
Since joining Striders in 2012, Shiloh has consistently ranked tops in our province and her hard work and dedication to the sport has been widely recognized. We are extremely proud of her and her family for this outstanding achievement, and look forward to seeing all of her future successes.
From the entire Burnaby Striders’ family … CONGRATULATIONS, Shiloh!
A couple of important reminders before year end. Our final indoor track practice, before the holidays, will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2018. We will resume indoor training on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Practices will continue at Burnaby South Secondary.
As well, for those planning to renew their membership for 2019, please ensure you renew before December 31, 2018. Starting in the new calendar year, membership fees will be increasing. More details about registration fees will be posted in January. But until then, take advantage of the lower rates.
For more Registration information, please click here.
Happy Holidays, everyone!
Congratulations to our own Joe Georgilas who attended this year’s Junior Development Awards Banquet in October. Joe had an outstanding year and managed to meet standards for both the 60m Dash (8.67s) and the Long Jump (4.59m). This is no easy feat, and as a result, received the BC Athlethics JD Award for his performance.
Well done, Joe! Looking forward to seeing you continue your success in 2019!
Hope you all had a wonderful Summer!
Fall practices that were initially going to begin on September 18th have had to be postponed until Tuesday, October 16th. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.
We will be back at the Burnaby South indoor track on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Continue to check back to the website for more updated information.
In addition, our Annual General Meeting will also be coming up in a few weeks time, so please stay tuned for more details. Lots to discuss, so we are looking forward to seeing you there!
And with a flurry of summer meets, the season comes to an end with the BC Athletics Jamboree held on July 13 – 15th and the Junior Development Championships in Kelowna this year on July 27 – 29! Congratulations to all those athletes who worked so hard through the entire season and special congrats to those who medaled in the Championships. Some notable mentions:
- Ava Jackson for capturing Silver in the 300m for 13 year olds.
- Joe Georgilas for capturing Silver in the 60m, 100m & the Gold for the Long Jump amongst 11 year olds.
- Max Maziotti for capturing the Gold in the Javelin for 10 year olds.
- Shiloh Corrales-Nelson for capturing Bronze in the U18 division for the Hammer Throw.
It’s also worth mentioning that Zone 4 (which includes athletes from Burnaby) had a strong showing at the BC Summer Games this year, held in Cowichan. Many of the Zone 4 athletes went on to represent at the National Legions Track & Field Championships. Tremendous dedication to all who pushed through towards fulfilling their goals. Congratulations and a summer break well deserved.
Indoor practices are set to begin on Tuesday, September 18th at Burnaby South. Please keep checking back at our website over the next several weeks for more information.
Enjoy the rest of the Summer! Full Results can be found here.
Great article this past week in the Burnaby NOW with a terrific recap on some of our athletes’ accomplishments at Swangard’s Trevor Craven meet on July 6th. Great job to all who ran under very hot conditions … and congratulations to all of our Striders’ medalists!Â Have a read here!
Coming into our home stretch of track meets, Striders athletes collected lots of hardware this past weekend at the 4th Annual Universal Meet in Surrey. Overall 7 Gold medals, 2 Silver and one Bronze to show for all the hard work and persistency. It was a wet and cold couple of days, but congratulations to the following podium finishers!
Gold: Joe (60m, 100m, 200m, Long Jump), Ava (300m), Marisa (Long Jump), Katelyn (200m).
Silver: Max (Long Jump), Brendan (300m).
Bronze: Katelyn (400m).
For full results, click here.
Striders athletes came out in full force this past weekend and competed in over 40 events combined! A little bit of rain did not keep many from breaking their personal bests, with 10 medals earned overall … Well Done! This was a great opportunity to see and support all the young junior talents all the way up to Senior level racing! Some notable mentions:
Gold: Joe Georgilas (60m & 200m Age 11) & Sarah Conlin (1,000m Age 11)
Silver: Alec Brent (Long Jump Age 12)) & JoeÂ Georgilas (100m Age 11)
Bronze: Daniel Yu (400m Youth), Katelyn Malmquist (200m Youth), Kelsey Kanyamuna (300m Midget), Shiloh Corrales Nelson (Shot Put & Discuss Youth)
For full meet results, please click here.
Thank you to TD Bank for their TD Play community program. We’d like to extend our deepest appreciation toÂ Joanne Leung, Branch Manager, and her team at the Burnaby Center branch at 1933 Willingdon Ave for generously donating $500 to the Burnaby Striders Track & Field Club!
Every contribution is important and it goes a long way in helping us continue our support of young athletes to train, develop and compete at all levels of the sport. Burnaby Striders isÂ a non-profit society, so generous donations like these are instrumental in us being able to deliver ongoing coaching, best-in-class facilities and updated equipment to ourÂ athletes, so that they have everything they need to achieve their goals & dreams!
Thank you again, Joanne and TD, for your commitment to the community and it’s people!