Event 15 Men Open 800 Meter Run ================================================================ Name Year Team Finals ================================================================ 1 343 AIDAN KENNEDY UBC 1:56.15 1 405 TRAVIS VUGTEVEEN VALLEY ROYALS 1:56.15 3 231 STUART ELLENWOOD LANGLEY MUSTANGS 1:57.43 4 353 TIM SMITH UBC 1:57.87 5 271 THOMAS A. RIVA OCEANSIDE TR 1:58.11
Actually, there aren't any issues with the timing at SFU. They're accurate. The SFU Open meets are run by BC Athletics so it's the same timing system you'll find at any decent meet in BC.
I'm not contesting any accuracy with the equipment. I'm pointing out that electronics can mis-function just like at Canadian Nationals last year- and then relaying on other measures may not be AS accurate.
"If the furnace is hot enough, it'll burn anything"
True enough. Do you know if that happened at SFU last weekend?
I'm not entirely certain, but I'm going off what a coach saw who was right beside the finish line. And the fact the original results came up switched between 1st and 2nd, then changed around, yet the time is still the same...
"If the furnace is hot enough, it'll burn anything"
I would assume the race that's being discussed is the 800. Aidan Kennedy from UBC and Travis Vugataveen had the exact same times. I'm no expert but if would guess that the switching of places would have been from a second look at the photo finish. From what's been said the times never changed so it doesn't sound like it was a timing issue.
I believe the other guy from last year is Jake Roke. They have a grade 12 named Alex Carrol who wasn't on the team last year who ran 11.72 at the first island league meet, so he will most likely be the fourth.
While we're throwing out names out there, here's a couple to keep your eyes on:
Stuart Ellenwood opened big in the 800, running 1:57.43, a medal contender Simon Bill was top 5 in the 800 last year, if he's good shape this year he could also contend for a medal - damn, the 800's deep again. Marcus Piercy ran well last year, and if he can continue his improvement will have a shot at a medal in the 400.
That is Adam Paul-Morris that ran well in the 600m at UBC. Yes, I have already mentioned him in the mix for the 800m. Got shat on for it but he is a very talented guy. Dylan Weichel was just behind him and if he can stay healthy has a real shot at the 400 or 800 as well.
Declan White has not been mentioned but he threw down a very impressive sub 20 second 150m at the end of a slow 1500 race at North Surrey. I know it was slow but anytime you can generate that kind of speed you must be very fresh. I think he can go sub 4:10. He is so raw I don't yet know where his real distance lies.
The Semi 4 x 400m team has been nursing a few issues but seem to be pulling it together just in time. They will hopefully all be healthy over the next month.
Post by brettmontrose on Apr 14, 2010 20:06:55 GMT -5
Pre, apparently Marcus Piercey is leaving the 400 alone for this year and focusing more on the 100 and 200. Too bad cause he could drop a 49 mid-low easy. But, with a 100, 200 base, the Mt. Doug 4x100 will most likely be slightly stronger.
alrighty nevermind about piercey in the 400 then. watch for him in the 200 instead.
ak, as far as I know most BC athletes run a (sometimes optional) regional meet to qualify for "zones" (valleys, islands, etc.) then the big show itself. certain regions (lower islands do this, i think fraser valley may something along these lines ) have leagues that host meets leading to the zones, but i don't know if these are requirements or not.
Ak, as Pre has nicely outlined already, most have some type of City Championship that then quality them for a Regional championship (such as the Surrey Championships is a qualifier for the Fraser Valley Championships). From there each zone has a certain number of BC qualifying spots alotted. I think the Fraser Valley zone has 7 spots per event. I hope you were talking about the High schools. If you were talking about the Club BC's it is who ever shows up and usually seed times will make up the heats. As for the Surrey school's they have 4 mini meets that run during the week throughout April. Not all areas have this so they must find competition elsewhere. In my athletes case we are running one or two races on a given day once per week over the month of April. Every race building on their end goal. Some are used as workouts and some as time trials. Today my distance group ran a 1200m. Great times ran by Justin, Tim, Gurjot, Declan, and Grujit. Alison Williams ran 1:36 for a 600m and the 400m group ran a 200 and 300 trial. Great times for all of them too. A day that makes the winter training all seem worth it. I hope that helps.
Last Edit: Apr 14, 2010 23:28:49 GMT -5 by scottkent
What is her PB in the 3Km. I have never heard of Bird. Ya, I agree with the 1500m post. Lucas for the win. Maybe you meant Jake? I am not fully up on all the High School rules but I don't think they let University athletes back into the BC High School meet. Just a guess though.
Connor should be just fine. The work for this season should be well on its way and I think he just left for Africa now. The month he will be away, if he does not pick up a bug, should not really effect his overall fitness. Sharpening and race fit is another question. He will be back in time for a few races before qualifiers. Hes talented and I still expect him to be a contender.
How are the Island runners coming along. Any early season race times?
Post by annonymouscoward on Apr 16, 2010 17:24:01 GMT -5
Brendan restall ran 50.47 straight 400. watched him rip it up in a relay leg the other day too although i did not have my watch with me Marcus Piercy ran an 11.63 100 at the first meet, not a bad school opener Scott Secco is having a good season with a (what looked) easy 9:03 3000m and a 1:59 relay leg to battle christian Cody Therrien also right in there running well but being slightly overshadowed by Secco's success this season Adam Keenan ripping it up in the discus, new lower island league record of 54.92 Simon Psotka jumped 1.80 in HJ as a grade 10
On the girls side Katelyn Hayward ran 2:24 in the 800 as a grade 10 Shauna Mckinnis won the girls 800 in 2:22 Hannah swift tied record in the pole vault at 3.35
These are mostly first race results so it will be interesting to see if the success continues among some of these athletes and who else emerges later in the year
Why do you think they are interesting? Nothing special. Travis did not have a great race. Keffri did but it is still only in the 1:55 time frame. 1:53 and we can start to chatter. It would be like someone running sub 4 minutes in the 1500. lol
Post by annonymouscoward on Apr 18, 2010 13:11:59 GMT -5
scott, you really are a tool. You have this image built up in your mind that justin is some unbeatable force. You also make it seem like any result from any other athlete is just a waste of your time to read. How about you either contribute something useful to this site or get off it and quit embarrassing your son. There are a lot of people now who want him to do poorly just so it might shut you up for a while. I know I do and I have nothing against justin, hell, i don't even know the guy. On another note I think that a 1:56 still isn't too bad a time, especially because it is still mid april. Travis should be in good shape to take the 800 again this year.