SIMON NEMETHY CAPTURES THREE GOAL TO LEAD THE PGTF CLUB AT BC JD CHAMPIONSHIP

29 07 2014

13 year old Simon Nemethy captured three gold medals to lead the way for the Prince George Track and Field Club at the 2014 BC Junior Development Track Championship in Surrey.

The weekend event was the provincial championship for athletes aged 9-13. The Vanderhoof athlete who runs with the Prince George Track Club captured top spot in the 2000m run and continued his winning ways by grabbing the gold medal in the 600m and in the 1200m. He also placed 5th in javelin and 7th in discus. Two other athletes picked up bronze medals READ MORE





PG ATHLETES GRAB BC SUMMER GAMES MEDALS

26 07 2014

A number of PG Track and Field Athletes captured  medals for Zone 8 at the BC Summer Games in Nanaimo.   15 year old Shelby Jansen picked up two medals, a silver medal in the 300m dash and a bronze medal in the 4 x 400 relay.

The other athletes on the third place relay team were Lindsay King of Prince George along with Avery Drew and Olivia Baptiste both of Quesnel. 14 year old Kendel Rogers picked up the other medal at the track capturing the silver medal in girls’ pole vault with a personal best jump of 2.40 metres.  READ MORE

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Shelby Jansen of PG (L) celebrates her silver medal in the 300m.

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Kendel Rogers (L) of PG Track & Field celebrates her silver medal in pole vault.

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Bronze medal winning 4×400 relay team from Zone 8 included L-R Lindsay King (PG), Olivia Baptiste (Quesnel), Drew Avery (Quesnel) & Shelby Jansen (PG).





PG ATHLETES GRAB 23 MEDALS AT JACK BROW MEET IN KELOWNA

5 07 2014

PRINCE GEORGE – Prince George Track and Field Athletes captured 23 medals at the Annual Jack Brow Track and Field Meet held last weekend in Kelowna and 5 of those were gold.  13 year old Simon Nemethy of Vanderhoof who competes with the PG Track and Field Club led the way with four medals, three of which were gold.  READ MORE…

 





TREASURE CAPTURES GOLD AT CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP!

30 06 2014

Former PGTF athlete Alyx Treasure capped off a sensational outdoor season with a first-place finish at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Moncton, New Brunswick!

The high jumper cleared a personal best height of 1.89m/6-02.25 en route to her third career Canadian national title.  Treasure’s performance was dominant as she only missed clearing the bar a total of four times. She was a perfect five-for-five leading up to 1.89m, including a first attempt clearance at her previous PR of 1.86m/6-01.50. She reached her personal best clearance of 1.89m on her second attempt, before bowing out at 1.92m/6-03.50 in three attempts.

For Treasure, the title is the third Canadian national title of her career, as she was both the Youth and Junior High Jump Champion.  Way to go Alyx!





LATEST EDITION OF “THE PACE” NOW AVAILABLE

27 06 2014

Our latest newsletter #12 has been circulated and is available to download. Just check out the “NEWSLETTERS” tab.

The latest edition includes an update on a number of PGTF Alumni who are having pretty impressive seasons.  There is also a reminder to grade 12 athletes that the deadline to apply for the club’s Annual Al Rivas Memorial Bursary is drawing near. READ MORE..





PGTF’s EMMA BALAZS NAMED TO TEAM BC

18 06 2014

Congrats to Emma Balazs of Prince George who has been named to Team BC and will represent the province and BC Athletics as part of the 33 athletes on the 2014 BC Junior Team.  Emma, who is attending Idaho University will compete in the 2000m steeplechase. These athletes will represent BC at the 2014 Canadian Track & Field Championships (July 4-6), and the 2014 Canadian Junior Combined Events Championships in Ottawa, ON (July 16-17) [...]    READ MORE





PGTF ALUMNI ALYX TREASURE AND GEOFF MARTINSON SHINE IN VANCOUVER AND EUGENE OREGON

17 06 2014

High Jumper Alyx Treasure of Prince George tied for 2nd at NCAA Track and Field Championship in Eugene Oregon over the weekend. The sophomore at Kansas State continued her strong season as she cleared a personal best 1.86 metres (6-1 ¼) to finish second behind the eventual winner from Georgia who cleared 1.89 metres (6-2 ¼).

Alyx at NCAA Final 2014
Alyx at NCAA Final 2014

Treasure was named a First Team All-American (not bad for a Canadian eh). […] READ MORE…

You can also check out some video of Alyx’s performance at the NCAA event  by

CLICKING HERE

Meanwhile in Vancouver at the BlueShore Financial Longest Day Road Races hosted by the Vancouver Thunderbirds club in the feature 5k event, Geoff Martinson led from start to finish in adding the 5k BC title to the 8k title he won earlier this season. […]  READ MORE…

Geoff at BC 5K Championship 2014

Geoff Martinson at BC 5K Championship 2014

BTW… In case you didn’t catch it on Shaw, there was a nice TV story on one of our veteran middle distance runners. Way to go Zac!   Check it out  at: ZAC ON TRACK 

 

 





2014 SPRUCE CAPITAL MEET IN THE BOOKS

9 06 2014

13 year old Simon Nemethy of Vanderhoof picked up six gold medals and one silver medal to lead all athletes at the Annual Spruce Capital Track and Field Meet held over the weekend at Masich Place Stadium.  It was a good weekend all round for the Nemethy family.

For more information check out the media release under the “MEDIA” tab while complete results are available (pdf) to download under the “RESULTS” tab.





SPRUCE CAPITAL MEET THIS WEEKEND

4 06 2014

WE DON’T WANT YOUR MONEY

We host our Spruce Capital Meet this Saturday and Sunday and we still NEED SOME VOLUNTEERS. This is the last major opportunity for you to complete your volunteer hours so we can rip up your volunteer levy cheque! To volunteer send us an email or come by the Track on Thursday or Friday (6pm) and sign up to help out.

TRACK RASCALS WRAP UP FRIDAY

Just a reminder that the final session of our Track Rascals Program is set for this Friday. The special session runs from 6-8pm and will include fun and some friendly competition. Make sure you bring your camera (and your family) as the track rascals shine!

SPRUCE CAPITAL T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE

Special t-shirts will be available for purchase at our Annual Meet this weekend for just $25.   There is a limited number available so make sure you purchase your t-shirt early! The souvenir shirts will be available at one of the club`s tents near the grandstand

LATEST NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE

Check out our Special Spruce Capital Edition of our monthly newsletter (#11) simply by clicking on the “Newsletters” tab and then click on Newsletter#11

 





DEADLINE MONDAY NIGHT FOR SPRUCE CAPITAL MEET ENTRIES

2 06 2014

If you haven’t already submitted your entries for next weekend’s Spruce Capital Meet you must do so by Monday June 2nd.  Drop by the track Monday night to sign up or email Brian Martinson at: bamartinson@shaw.ca

You can check out the documents at: http://www.pgtrackandfield.ca/track-meet-information/

NEED TO GET IN YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS?

We need volunteers to sign up to help out at the upcoming Spruce Capital Meet. A volunteer sign up sheet is at the track so sign up during practice this week. WE CAN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!