Grassroots (Age 6-8)

Run Jump Throw Wheel




Developed by Athletics Canada and presented by BC Athletics,
RJTW is the grassroots development program for our sport.
This program teaches the FUNdamental movements skills of running, jumping, throwing and wheeling (for children in wheelchairs) using
track and field inspired games, activities and skill challenges. It is designed for children ages 6-12, has progressions for older athletes, and can be adapted for special needs.

RunJumpThrowWheel skills form the basis of all land based sport and as such, RJTW provides a strong foundation for success in all sports and physical activities, which allows participants to develop a positive self image and be the best they can be.

Any teacher, coach, recreation leader, or parent is capable of delivering the Run Jump Throw Wheel program!


RJTW is:

  • Integrated for development at all levels
  • Broad based and progressive
  • FUNdamental to all land based sports
  • Inclusive for all abilities and maturational stages
  • Adaptive to special needs and disabilities
  • Gender equitable

RJTW stresses:

  • Skills of RUNNING, JUMPING, THROWING and WHEELING in age appropriate sequential progressions
  • Individual improvement and positive reinforcement
  • FUN and active learning environment
  • Improvement in physical and emotional well being
  • Safety and certified instruction





Track Rascal Club Programs - Join One

Track Rascals is a club program for children 6 to 8 years old. Derived from the RunJumpThrowWheel program, Track Rascals develop physical literacy through fun, track & field based games and activities.

Visit our Club Finder page to find a Track Rascal program near you! 





Track Rascal Club Programs - Start One

Love working with kids?

Love coaching Track & Field?

Then start a Track Rascal Program! 

Track rascals is for kids ages 6 - 8 who love running, jumping, and throwing games. 

Start your own Track Rascals program and provide children with skills thay will benefit from for life!


WHY offer a Track Rascal program in your BC Atheltics club?

  • Introduces children to the sports of track and field 
  • Its fun, non-competitive, and inclusive.
  • Club based RUN JUMP THROW WHEEL program delivery
  • Increased Club Membership (Track Rascals members are age 6 - 8)
  • Quality Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) programing - develops better overall                              athletes by teaching physical literacy during optimal development period.

WHO can coach track Rascals?                                         

  • Older athletes (to accumulate volunteer hours, work experience, school credits)
  • Parents who want to get involved
  • Community leaders     
  • Club coaches


HOW do you start?                       

  • Contact BC Athletics to host a RunJumpThrowWheel training course for your coaches/volunteers
  • Establish your Track Rascals Schedule 
  • Promote your program - Register some Track Rascals! 
    • Utilize the BC Atheltics Track Rascals promotion package (add your logo and registration form)
    • Print and hand out the Track Rascals Promotion Pamphlet 
  • Track Rascals Memberships are only $15.00 with BC Atheltics + any registration fees charged by clubs 

WHAT do you need to run a Track Rascals program?

       1. Space at the track                             2. Trained RJTW Instructors                      3. Loads of Energy and FUN!


Contact BC Athletics at or 604-333-3554 for more Information!

School Programs

Bring RunJumpThrowWheel To Your School!

BC Athletics is excited to offer the following RunJumpThrowWheel programs for students and teachers:

Program Name


More Details

RunJumpThrowWheel Days

NCCP Trained RunJumpThrowWheel Instructors will come to your school and teach physical literacy skills to your students through a fun day of RJTW activities!


RunJumpThrowWheel PE Leadership

NCCP Trained RunJumpThrowWheel
Learning Facilitators will train your
PE Leadership students in the RJTW program, giving them the skills to help lead elementary PE programs!


RunJumpThrowWheel Pro-D Workshops

NCCP Trained RunJumpThrowWheel
Learning Facilitators will teach your staff how to teach running, jumping, throwing, and wheeling skills to your students!


Have questions about RunJumpThrowWheel?

Want RunJumpThrowWheel at your school or in your district?

Contact BC Athletics to start!
(604) 333 - 3554 

RJTW Program Instructor Training

Interested in becoming a Run Jump Throw Wheel Instructor or Coach Developer?
Take a look at our courses options below! We would be happy to arrange a workshop for your group/organization. To request an Instructor Course contact

*RJTW Coach Developer candidates must already be NCCP Certified RJTW Instructors













Types of courses offered: 

  Cost per person:  Who? Length? NCCP 
  • Great for teachers and special interest groups
  • Ideal for Pro-D 
4 hours         ​NO


Community Recreation
One-Day Course
  • Community leaders and coaches, parents or anyone interested in learning about Physical Literacy and grassroots sports skills
8 hours         NO


Teachers Only Course $75.00
  • BC Elementary and Secondary school teachers ONLY
8 hours
(including 1.5 hrs practical training)
    ​    YES


Two-Day Course
  • Community leaders, coaches, parents, etc.
15 hours
(including 3 hrs practical training)
       ​ YES



Have you taken a RJTW course? Click HERE to fill out a short five minute survey. 

RJTW Equipment


RJTW Equipment Bag

Everything you need to start and run your local RJTW program is here in the RJTW Equipment Bag. 

The bag includes: cones, balls, hurdle sticks, agility blocks, and more. Everything comes inside a brand new NIKE duffle bag for ease of transportation and storing. 

New equipment supplier FlagHouse = cheaper bags and ability to purchase individual pieces! 

Purchase online or call
1-800-265-6900 (option 1)



RJTW Instructor Shirts
$15.00 (+GST) per shirt
Standard adult sizing (S,M,L)
Colours: Red, Green, Yellow, Blue
(limited availability)

To order, contact BC Athletics at: 
T: 604.333.3554

RJTW Success Stories

Chemanius, Duncan BC

​July 11th, 2018

Thanks to the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Rereation council (ISPARC) and our dedicated RunJumpThrowWheel instructors, track & field was brought to a First Nation community in Chemanius. This camp saw over 30 kids between the ages 7 - 15, who all enjoyed an afternoon of games and physical activity. It was all smiles for both the instructors and te kids as they ran, jumped, and threw themselves across the gym floor!


​Robson Square, Vancouver BC

​July 1st, 2018 

Vancouver started Canada Day celebrations early with all of the Provincial Sport Organizations setting up in Robson Square at 10:00AM. BC Athletics had a large turf area full of hurdling and throwing stations that saw over 100 kids. Bringing sports and atheltics to Vancouver is always fun for our RunJumpThrowWheel leaders, as there are abdunance of Vancouver clubs nearby that are looking for new Track Rascals. 


Richmond Olympic Oval, Richmond BC

June 8th, 2018

The Richmond Olympic Oval hosted many sports on June 8th to celebrate Olympic Day with many elementary schools in the lower mainland. BC Athletics was invited to host a RunJumpThrowWheel station to showcase track and field sports to upwards of 2000 elementary aged kids. There were three options for the children: a hurdling station (a clear favourite), a relay station involving building blocks and sprints, and a throwing station where discs were thrown at targets from various distances. See pictures below!


Past Success Stories


College of New Caledoni, Prince George BC

November 20th, 2015

​Click HERE, to read about their success!


Granville Park,Vancouver BC

August 13th, 2015

Click HERE to read about their success !


Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center, Vancouver BC 

June 14th, 2015

Click HERE to read about their success!


Fortius Athlete Development Centre, Burnaby BC

August 11th 2014

Click HERE to read about their success!


Revelstoke Secondary School, Revelstoke BC

April 7th, 2014

Click HERE to read about their success!


Easter Seals Camp, Squamish BC

August 14th, 2015

Click HERE to read about their success!


South Surrey Atheltic Park, White Rock BC

July 25th, 2015 

Click HERE to read about their success!


Fortius Athlete Development Centre, Burnaby BC

​November 28th, 2014

Click HERE to read about their success!


Okanagan Lake Park, Penticton BC

May 27th, 2014

Click HERE to read about their success!










Junior Development (Age 9-13)

General Information

Check out our Club Finder page for a list of Track & Field clubs in your area.

For more information about Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)​, please click here!


2019 JD Annual Awards Banquet

Each year, BC Athletics hosts a Junior Development Awards Banquet to honour our talented young athletes, their clubs, coaches, and parents.

Congratulations to the 2019 JD Award Recipients!

Please see below for this years' event details.

DATE Sunday, October 27, 2019
TIME 11:00am Social | 12:00pm Luncheon | 1:00pm Awards Banquet
LOCATION Riverside Palace Banquet Hall - Richmond, BC
ADDRESS 14431 Knox Way, Richmond BC  V6V 2Z1
CONTACT Sabrina Nettey: (604) 333 - 3554 or

Banquet - 13 years & younger - $25.00

Banquet - Guests (aged 14 and older) - $35.00

Ceremony only (all ages) - $8.00

NB: All prices subject to GST

TICKETS Online Banquet Registration



Please note that a PowerPoint presentation is part of the awards ceremony. All athletes receiving awards are asked to forward an action shot to if you have not already done so.

2019 BC Athletics JD Committee AGM

Date:  Sunday, October 27, 2019

Time:  2:00 - 4:00pm 

Location:   Riverside Palace Banquet Hall - Richmond, BC  

The JD Committee would like to invite all those interested to attend the 2019 Junior Development Committee AGM to be held following the Junior Development Awards Banquet.

Those planning on attending or wishing to submit a motion are requested to complete a 2019 BC Athletics JD Committee AGM Registration Form. 

The meeting will include the election of officers and committee positions together with the selection of the hosts for the 2019 Junior Development Track & Field Championships and the 2019 Pentathlon Championships. 

The 2019 JD AGM Agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting.

The 2018 JD AGM Minutes will be posted here prior to the meeting.

Motions to be voted on will be posted here prior to the meeting.

JD Cross Country

​                                                                           Reasons to Run Cross Country

Cross Country shows another side to distance running. The added elements of the hills and dirt allow for a unique experience of grit and determination that you are unable to find in other places. Running cross country can lead to a new appreciation for running, whether that be on the roads, on the track, or on the trail. Running cross country will help lengthen your career as a runner by teaching you showing you a different side to running. 



Click HERE for information on the Lower Maindland Cross Country Series!


JD Championships

Date Event & Location Contact Website(s)
results-iconJul 13
BC Junior Development Pentathlon Championships
Maple Ridge, BC Canada
Track & Field
Derrick Stevenson

results-iconJul 19-21
BC Junior Development Track & Field Championships
South Surrey, BC Canada
Track & Field
Maureen De St. Croix…
Oct 26
BC Cross Country Championships
Saanich, BC Canada
BC Athletics
Jun 20
BC Junior Development Pentathlon Championships
British Columbia Canada

JD Awards

Awards Standards and Recognized Competitions

JD Awards Standards are based on the previous years All-Time Top Ten Tables.
Please click below for: 

2019 JD Award Standards           

2019 List of JD Award recognized meets

Awards Nomination Information

All BC Athletics Junior Development (JD) Athlete Award Nominations must be submitted by August 31st in the current year. 

2019 JD Awards Online Nomination Form

Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2019 Junior Development Award Recipients!

2019 JD Award Recipients

Past Awards recipients can be viewed below:


JD Crests

Every childs performance should be celebrated.
With a Junior Development Achievement Crest, you can do just that!

Reminiscent of the Canada Fitness Crest Program, this program rewards and encourages young athletes who participate in a variety of track & field events with a keepsake crest.

JD Crest Criteria

Intended to be an award that every child can earn, the JD Crest Criteria is simple:

  1. Athletes must have a competitive, BC Athletics Junior Development Athlete membership.

  2. All performances must be achieved at approved track & field meets.

  3. An athlete must meet crest award standard in at least three events.

Based on their performances, every child can earn a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Crest.

How to Order

Club Administrators - Complete the online order form here.

Individual Orderers - Complete the online order form here.

Crests cost $4.66 (includes Shipping/Handling and GST).

Only one crest may be ordered per athlete.


JD Crest Recipients​

2019 Recipients

2018 Recipients

2017 Recipients (here

2016 Recipients (listed by Athlete / listed by Club)




JD Top 10 List

Each year results from the Junior Development Season are combiled to form three lists:

  1. Junior Development All Time Top Ten Performances
  2. Junior Development Annual Top 10 Performances By Event
  3. Junior Development Annual Top Performances by Name

Please find Top Ten books below. 

All-Time Top Ten  Top 10 by Event Performances by Name
2018 2018 2018
2017 2017 2017
2016   2016   2016
2015 2015 2015
2014  2014 2014
2013  2013 2013
2012 2012  2012
2011 2011 2011
2010 2010 2010
2009 2009 2009
2008 2008 2008
2007 2007 2007
  2006 2006
  2005 2005
  2004 2004
  2003 2003






















Questions and/or comments regarding the JD Top 10/Best Performances lists should be directed to Tom Dingle at


Junior Development Pentathlon Scoring Tables can be viewed HERE.



2017 JD Pentathlon Score Information

The 2017 JD Penthalon Championship results were determined using an updated pentathlon scoring table. However, for 2017, BC Athletics will use our existing awards standards for reviewing nominations for JD Awards and/or JD Crests. Therefore, please use the scores below when submitting your nomination forms for these awards.

Please contact Sabrina Nettey at (604) 333 - 3554 or if you have any questions about this process.

2017 Girls JD Penthalon Scores (Alphabeticalized)

2017 Boys JD Pentahlon Scores (Alphabeticalized) 


JD Manual & Parent Handbook


Junior Development Athlete & Parent Handbook 

A 10 page primer for those new to BC Track & Field, the Handbook includes information on:

  • How to register with BC Athletics
  • What to expect on competition day
  • Age categories and events


Junior Development Manual 

For meet organizers, coaches, and parents, the JD Manual contains detailed guidelines for the
Junior Development program including:

  • Club and Championship meet hosting requirements
  • Athlete Recognition Programs
  • Technical Specifications of Events

Past Manuals

2017 Junior Development Manual
2016 Junior Development Manual



Long Term Athlete Development (Athletics)

Long term athlete development (LTAD) is the idea that kids and adults will get active, stay active, and reach their greatest athletic potential if they do the right things at the right time. Prepared by Athletics Canada, this booklet specifies how the LTAD stages align with development in track & field. 

Long Term Athlete Development (For Parents)

Prepared by the Coaches Association of Canada, this booklet provides suggestions on ways parents can help children reach their full potential at each stage of development along the LTAD pathway.


Athletics for Kids

With a mission to ensure that all BC children can participate in organized sport, Athletics for Kids provides grants to families to help cover program registration fees.

KidSport BC

The provincial chapter of the national not-for-profit organization, KidSport BC provides financial assistance for sport registration fees and equipment to kids up to 18 years old. Contact your local chapter to apply.


A national charity, Jumpstart helps kids in financial need participate in organize sports by assisting with the costs associated with registration, equipments, and/or transportation.


BC Blind Sport

A not for profit association, BC Blind Sports provides support and services to individuals who are visually impaired to improve access and opportunities for participation in physical activity.

BC Deaf Sport

A multi-sport, non-profit organization, BC Deaf Sport Federation functions as an umbrella for deaf & hard of hearing athletes.  

BC Wheelchair Sport

BC Wheelchair Sports Association has helped people with physical disabilities across the province lead active healthy lives through wheelchair sports and administers many sport programs including wheelchair athletics (track & field)

Special Olympics BC

Special Olympics BC offers summer and winter sports for ages eight and up, including track and field 

Hershey Track & Field Games (Age 9-14)

Athlete Development (Age 14+)

General Info

Inclusive of the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) stages of Training to Train, Learning to Compete, Training to Compete and Learning to Win, this program introduces athletes to the performance pathway of Athletics. Event specialization and training, advanced training leading to consistent performances at higher levels of competition and BC Team program opportunities are the key components of the Athlete Development program.

Join a Track & Field Club Near You Today!

Check out our Club Finder page for a list of Track & Field clubs in your local area.

2019 BC Athletics Track & Field Championships

2019 BC Athletics Track & Field Championships Jamboree 

The BC Athletics Championships Jamboree 2019 will be held on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Saturday July 5 - 7, 2019 at Hillside Stadium in Kamloops, BC. These championships will serve as the selection trials for the Senior/U20/U18/U16 BC Teams for their respective Canadian Championships. 



Meet Hotels

The following hotels have offered special rates to athletes and families attending the Jamboree.

  • Best Western Plus, 660 Columbia Street West Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 1L1
  • Comfort Inn & Suites (prices are plus tax)
    • Rooms and suites with up to 4 people in a room - $149
    • 1 suite with up to 6 people in a room - $159
    • 1 suite with up to 8 people - $169
    • Hot breakfast included
    • All rooms have a microwave and mini-fridge
    • Hotel has a swimming pool
  • Pacific Inn & Suites (prices are plus tax)
    • Rooms with up to 4 people - $129
    • Mini-suites with kitchenette and up to 6 people in the room - $139
    • Suite with King bed and pull-out sofa and kitchenette and up to 4 people - $139
    • Larger suites for up to 8 people - $149
    • Continental breakfast included
    • Each room has a microwave and min-fridge.

Other hotels near Hillside Stadium can be found by looking at the Tourism Kamloops website - and searching in theAberdeen-Dufferin-Sahali region.


Technical Package

Coming Soon....


Online Registration: Coming Soon...
Deadline: Coming Soon....

2019 BC Senior/U20 Team Selection Trials

2019 BC/Yukon Command Legion Team Selection Trials (Youth (U18) and U16 (15 year olds) teams)


Spectator Code of Conduct

All participants and spectators are reminded to review and adhere to the BC Athletics Spectator Code of Conduct.


BC Athletics  
Chris Winter (Technical Manager)
(604) 333-3555 
Kamloops Track & Field Club 
Judy Armstrong (Meet Director)

High Performance Stream

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College Choices - Streamline Athletes

Thinking about making the leap from high school to university can be tough. It’s hard to know where to go, what to study, or what opportunities exist. Streamline Athletes is an organization dedicated to making this transition easier by supporting student-athletes in their university recruitment journeys.

The Streamline Athletes online platform gives Canadian athletes the tools they need to make confident decisions about their academic and athletic futures. Here’s how it works:

Athletes and parents can explore and compare university track and field programs based on academics, athletics, geography, financial info, and more. Use the links below to see Streamline Athletes pages for university track and field programs in British Columbia:

Interested in other universities? Browse all teams on Streamline Athletes HERE.

Send Streamline Athletes an email if you have any questions.






BC High School Track & Field

BC Athletics strives to support the Elementary and High School track & field communities.  BC High School Track & Field is under the pervue of the BC High School Track & Field Commission.  BC High School is a part of BC School Sports.  For all information an inqueries please contact them directly by following the information below.

To view the latest updates on BC High School Track & Field, including important updates, contacts and championships informtion, please go to the BC High School Track & Field website at


BC Athletics Annual Awards

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Masters (Age 35+)

General & News

The BCA Masters Committee is looking for new members. Are you interested in influencing the direction of Masters Athletics in BC? If so, please contact Jake Madderom, chair of the Masters Committee.


2019 55+ Games

World Masters Athletes of the Year 

Canadian Masters News

2018 BC Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships - Kamloops

Greyhounds defend their title at the 2019 Canadian Masters Track & Field Championships

Ste. Therese, Quebec - July 5-7 2019

The Greyhounds Masters Track and Field Club successfully defended their Club Championships at the Canadian MastersOutdoor Championships, which were held at Stade d'athletisme Richard-Garneau, in Ste-Therese, Quebec.  This makes three consecutive club championships for the Greyhounds who won the team title at last year's Canadian Masters Outdoor Championships in Surrey, and this year's Indoor championships in Edmonton.  The Greyhounds won the Harold Morioka Trophy, which CMA presents to the club who scores the most points (the top seven places receive 7,6,5,4,3,2,1 points).  The Greyhounds scored 452 points while second place Les Vainquers (Montreal) had 272 points.  Other clubs in the top 7 were:  U of Toronto Track Club (182), Throwers Club, Ontario (155), JamCam International T&F Club, North York, Ontario (148), Ottawa Lions (117) and Saint John T&F Club, New Brunswick (103).

Leading the way for the Greyhounds was Hardev Sandhu (M70) who scored the most points.  Karl Mey (M80) broke his own BC record in the 200m hurdles (40.88) and tied the BC record in the high jump (1.15m).  Sheila Allison (W70) won all seven of her events.

CMA Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Tom Dickson and Jake Madderom!  The “CMA Board inducts into the Canadian Masters Athletics Hall of Fame individuals who are judged to have made significant contributions to masters athletics in Canada, in either of two categories – as Athletes or as Executives/Administrators.”  Tom will be inducted into the Athletes category while Jake will be inducted as an Administrator.  They have been invited to receive their award at the 2019 CMA Awards Dinner which will be held on July 6, 2019, at Sainte-Therese, Quebec, during the Canadian Masters track and field Championships.


To be eligible for the CMA Hall of Fame as an Athlete, the athlete must have a minimum of ten years membership in the CMA and must be at least 65 years of age.  Tom has been a CMA member for 25 years and is now 66.  During these 25 years, Tom has been an outstanding sprinter with the 100 metre race being his specialty.  During the history of Masters athletics (from 1972 to present), Tom has been the best-ever 100 metre runner in BC, and one of the best in Canada.  Tom has been undefeated in 20 BC Masters Championships in the 100m and 200m.  Tom has competed in 9 World Masters Athletics Championships and has been a finalist in the 60m (Indoors) and 100m (Outdoors) every year, winning 7 medals.  Tom “has broken 13 Canadian records – often besting his own year after year.”  Tom's M60 60m record of 7.80 seconds is age-graded at 99.16% and his M60 Canadian record of 12.10 seconds is 96.70% (actually 97.28% for age 61).

Tom has been honoured by BC Athletics as Masters Athlete-of-the-Year ten times (five times as Masters Track and Field athlete and five times as Masters Track athlete (starting in 2013, BC Athletics Masters AOY was separated into two categories: “Track” and “Field”).

Tom has also given back to the sport as a coach for 41 years.  He has coached for the Vancouver Olympic Club (9 years), Valley Royals (29 years) and has been the sprint and hurdles coach for Simon Fraser University for the last 36 years.  Tom has also been a Team BC Coach many times:  National Legion Camp (twice),  Canadian Junior Championships (6 times), Canadian Senior Championships (once), Western Canada Games (4 times) and Canada Summer Games (3 times).  For his outstanding service Tom was honoured by BC Athletics with the Excellence in Coaching Award (1998), and by the NCAA as the Assistant Coach of the Year (2016).


Jake has competed in nine Canadian Masters track and field championships (winning 15 medals), in many Canadian Masters cross country championships, and in seven WMA Championships.

Jake's service to Masters athletics has been outstanding.  Soon after Jake joined the CMA in 1985, he has volunteered his time in many administrative capacities (not only for Masters) for track and field, road running and cross country.  He has been a member of the BC Athletics Masters Committee for 33 years, including about 20 years as the Chair.  Jake was a member of the BC Athletics Board of Directors for about 15 years, including serving as the Chairman and VP of Communications.  He has been the BC Provincial Director to the CMA for about 20 years.  He has served on the BC Athletics Road Running Committee since 1992, and was on the Athletics Canada Appeals Committee for six years. 

Jake became a BC Athletics official in 2007 and has officiated at many local, high school, provincial, national and international track and field meets.  Currently he is a NCCP Level 4 Horizontal Jumps Official.  He was on the Organizing Committee for the Canadian Cross Country Championships (2013 and 2014), and on the Organizing Committee for the Canadian Masters Track and Field Championships (twice), and has organized cross country teams for various CAN/AM /cross country challenges.  Jake was also one of the organizers of the Lower Mainland Cross Country Series and was a co-race director of the Kajaks' Icebreaker 8K Road Race (twice). 

In 2003, Jake was honoured by BC Athletics for his long-term service and contribution as Chair and Member of the Board of Directors.  He won the BC Athletics Official of the Year Award (2016) and was honoured with the Founders Award for outstanding service to track and field in British Columbia (2017).  Jake was nominated by Athletics Canada for the Commemorative Medal for the Queen's Golden Jubilee which is “Awarded to Canadians who made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, their community, or to Canada over the previous fifty years.”

Langley, June 14-16

The 2019 B.C. Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships were hosted by the Langley Mustangs
from June 14-16, at Langley's McLeod Park and was held in conjunction with the Langley Mustangs'
annual Pacific Invitational Meet. About 140 Masters athletes registered for the meet in more than 400
events. The weather was excellent all three days with the temperature reaching into the high 20's.
The athletes broke 22 BC Masters records and 4 Canadian records. Another Canadian record was tied.
Breaking Canadian records were: Miriam Cavani in the W55 high jump (1.44m), Monica Pomietlarz in
the W60 high jump (1.40m), Myrtle Acton in the W85 shot put (6.72m) and Renate Cheetham breaking
her own Canadian record in the W80 3000m race walk (24:26.72). Julia Hengstler tied the Canadian
record in the W50 shot put (11.25m).

Patty Szybunka had an outstanding meet, breaking 4 BC records in the W60 100m, 200m, long jump and
triple jump. Monica broke 3 BC records, adding the W60 shot put and javelin throw along with her high
jump record. Breaking 2 BC records were: Nicole Carlos in the W45 javelin and weight throws, Miriam
added the long jump along with her high jump record, and Myrtle Acton added the weight throw record
along with her shot put record. Breaking one BC record were: Nancy Smith in the W55 hammer, Danny
Daniels in the M90 long jump, Jeannette Van Den Bulk in the W40 sprint hurdles, Sunette Lessing in the
W50 sprint hurdles, Cory Holly in the M60 hammer throw (there is a better throw pending), Karl Mey in
the M80 200m hurdles and Kathy Brand in the W75 hammer throw. Both Karl and Kathy have a slightly
better record pending in their events.

Tom Dickson was honoured during the meet for his upcoming induction into the Canadian Masters
Athletics Hall of Fame for his “significant contributions to masters athletics in Canada”. Tom will be
formally inducted next month into the CMA HOF at the Canadian Masters Outdoor Championships in
Montreal. Tom has competed in 9 World Masters Athletics Championships and was a finalist every year
in the 60m (Indoor) or 100m (Outdoor), winning 7 medals. He has been selected as BC Athletics Masters Athlete-of-
the-Year ten times.

The Masters athletes are extremely grateful to the Langley Mustangs and to all of the officials and
volunteers for their hard work and dedication over three days of competition.



Tournament Capital Centre, Kamloops

The 2019 BC Masters Indoor Championships were held at the Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops, in conjunction with the Van Ryswyk Invitational Meet from March 29-31. As usual Kamloops hosted a well-run meet and the officiating was excellent. But the poor turnout from the Masters and youngsters was disappointing, especially for the host Kamloops Club who put in so much work. Nevertheless, there were many excellent performances with the Masters athlete breaking three Canadian Indoor records, and breaking/setting 19 new BC Masters Indoor records and tying one more.

Monica Pomietlarz broke the Canadian Indoor record in the W60 high jump. Two more Canadian records were broken in the relays. The W65 team of Deborah Lee, Karen Shook, Sheila Allison and Urith Hayley broke the Canadian Indoor 4x200m record, while the M75 team of Arthur Gee, Don Currie, Karl Mey and  Surinder Shah broke the Canadian Indoor 4x400m record.

Arthur Gee broke the M75 Indoor long jump record and set three more new records in the M75 800m, 1500m and 3000m. Sunette Lessing broke three W50 Indoor records in the Pentathlon, long jump, and 60m hurdles and tied the BC Indoor record in the high jump. 

Individuals breaking one BC Indoor record were: Marvin Johnson in the M45 60m, home-town Karl Mey who broke the M80 800m by 13 seconds and just missed the 400m record by 0.11 second, Hardev Sandhu in the M70 long jump, Deborah Lee who broke her own BC Indoor triple jump record, Jim Dyer who also broke his own Indoor record in the M75 weight throw, Suzanne Sharp in the W65 1500m race walk and Renate Cheetham in the W80 3000m race walk.

Two BC Masters Indoor records were broken in the 4x200m relays. The team of Faraaz Taiyab, Randy Sheldon, Sam Walker and Marvin Johnson broke the M45 relay record, and the team of Jess Aujla, Steve Law, Mark Phillips and Rob Smith broke the M50 relay record.

The Masters athletes thank the Kamloops Track and Field Club and all of the officials and volunteers for their dedication and hard work.


WMA CHAMPIONSHIPS – March 24-30, 2019

Torun, Poland

Five athletes from B.C. competed at the World Masters Indoor Championships, which attracted 4000 athletes age 35 and older, and which were held at Torun, Poland.

Eighty-two year old Christa Bortignon was the star of the Canadian team, winning 4 of Canada's 7 gold medals. Christa won gold in the W80-84 60m, 200m, triple jump and long jump. In the long jump Christa tied her world record of 3.28m which she set two years ago at the BC Masters Indoor Championships in Kamloops. Winning a bronze medal was Marek Glowacki in the M75 shot put, the only event he entered. Tom Dickson also contested only one event, the 60m sprint in the M65 age category. Tom won his heat and semi-final, but just missed a medal by less than a tenth of a second when he finished 4th in a very close finals race. Luke Wang competed in the M45 60m, 200m and 4x200m relay. Luke won his 60m heat and was 4th in his semi-final, and did not qualify for the finals.  In the 200m, Luke was 3rd in his heat and did not qualify for the semi-finals. Hans Aabye finished 13th in the M40 10K run and 22nd in the Half marathon. Two other athletes from B.C. were entered but did not compete.

Ian Hume Award Recipient - M60 Reidar Zapf-Gilje B.C. - Multi-Events

Reider Zapf-Gilje from Vancouver is the repeat winner of the Ian Hume Award.  In 2016, Reidar won gold medals in the four combined events in which he competed, often by several hundred points ahead of any competition.  These included wins in the M60 Decathlon and Throws Pentathlon in the Americas Masters Games, the Pentathlon at the Norwegian Masters Chamionships and the Pentathlon at the Canadian Masters Outdoor Championships in Toronto.

Olga Kotelko Award Recipient - W60 Margaret Rhebergen B.C.

This award is named after the late Olga Kotelko, who set more age group World records than any other athlete, in all age groups from 80 to 95 years of age, and has been an inspiration to many people Worldwide, and a great ambassador for Masters Track & Field

Margaret Rhebergen from British Columbia is the winner of the Olga Kotelko Award.  Margaret set nine British Columbia masters records in 2016, including five in field events.  She set Indoor W60 records in the Triple Jump, Long Jump, High Jump, as well as outdoor records in the Triple Jump and Long Jump.  Her five best results for the year are Age-Graded at 96.3%


Christa Bortignon - World Masters Record - W80 Triple Jump

2017 BC Masters Indoor Championships

2017 WMA Indoor Track & Field Championships

2017 BC Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships to be held June 16-18, 2017 in Langley, BC. More info: 

BC Masters Indoor Championships To be Held March 31 - April 2, 2017 in Kamloops, BC. More info:


The Canadian Masters Athletics Association has put out a call for bids to host the 2018 CMA Outdoor Championships. BC Athletics, in consultation with the Master's Committee, is suggesting a Championship date of August 10-12, 2018. Any interested clubs are to contact the Technical Manager, Chris Winter ( for more information. Letter of Intent due to BC Athletics March 10th, 2017.

CMA Outdoor Bid Requirements: Here

Americas Masters Games Results

Track & Field:

10K RaceWalk:

10K Road Race:


Half Marathon:

Ultra Throw Club and Ocean Athletics Track & Field Club to Host "2016 Masters Throws Fest"

On Sunday, August 7th, 2016, Ultra Throw and Ocean Athletics will be collaborating to put on the 2016 Masters Throws Fest. Masters athletes will have the chance to compete in the weight pentathlon and super weight events.

For registration, visit:
As the entry deadline has passed, registration will now cost $40 for Wt Pent and $10 for Super Weight

For the schedule of events, please see the attached PDF: 2016 Masters Throws Fest

Canadian Masters Athletics Announces the 2015 Athletes of the Year

Based on nominations received from members of the CMA and votes cast by the CMA Board, the 2015 Athletes of the Year have been named in four categories of athletics, each of which has been named after a masters athlete who was prominent in the appropriate discipline, and is either still active or was active in the past, as identified below.

The following are the recipients of the 2015 Canadian Masters Athletes of the Year Awards:

Individual Track Events – “Earl Fee Award”

W85 Lenore Montgomery BC

This award is named after Earl Fee, the great masters middle distance track athlete who, at age 87, is still active and still holds many Canadian and World records, and continues to inspire others.

Lenore Montgomery from North Vancouver is the winner of the Earl Fee Award. In 2015, Lenore set W85 Canadian records in the 400m, 800m, 1500m and 5000m track races. Of these, the 800m, at 4:33.86, and the 5000m, at 32:36.20, were also World records, and were age-graded at 96% and 98%.

Combined Events – “Ian Hume Award”

M60 Reidar Zapf-Gilje BC

This award is named after Ian Hume who, beginning with the first World Masters Championships in Toronto in 1975 and for a period of 25 years, won 29 World Championship medals and set 40 World records in 9 events, including the Pentathlon and the Decathlon.

Reidar Zapf-Gilje from Vancouver is the winner of the Ian Hume Award. In the Norwegian Multi-Event Championships in June, Reidar won the Gold Medal in the M60 Pentathlon, setting a new Canadian record of 3,575 points, 372 points above the previous record. Also during the year, he won Gold Medals in the M60 age group in the BC 55+ Games in the Pentathlon, with 3,369 points, and in the Throws Pentathlon, with 3,295 points.

Six BC Masters athletes travelled to Toronto this past weekend to compete in the Canadian Masters Indoor
Track and Field Championships at York University. It was only a small group of BC athletes but they did
extremely well. The meet attracted over 200 athletes, mostly from Ontario. The Greyhounds Masters T&F
Club women's team won 19 Gold medals and despite having only a 3-member team, won the Women's
Team Title with 149 points. The University of Toronto TC finished second among the 31 women teams,
with 127 points.

Christa Bortignon and Deborah Lee won all of their events. Christa, who is 79, won 6 Gold medals and if
she duplicates her performances next year, her 60m, long jump and triple jump results will be new world
records in the W80 age group. Deborah won 7 Gold medals and set a new Canadian record in the W65
50m hurdles. Six of her 7 results were new meet records. Rachel Fouladi won 6 Gold and 2 Silver medals
and set a new Canadian record in the W45 50m hurdles.

Three BC men competed in this meet. David Dickey, another Greyhounds Masters member, won 4 Silver
and 2 Bronze medals. Adding David's points, the 4-member Greyhounds Masters Club finished 3rd overall
among the 54 clubs that competed. Mark Pinkard, a Kajaks member, won 3 Gold and 1 Bronze medals in
the M55 age group. Competing unattached, Dmitry Babenko won the M40 1500m Race Walk with a time
which was less than 1 second of his Canadian record.

KAMLOOPS – February 12-14

The 2016 BC Masters Indoor Championships were held from February 12-14, at the Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops. With the mild winter and good winter road conditions, including the Coquihala Highway, it was hoped that more Masters athletes would attend the Championships. Although the field
was small, the athletes that competed did extremely well, setting many records and establishing personal bests. As usual the Kamloops Track and Field club and the local officials and volunteers did an excellent job of putting on a great meet. A few BC Athletics officials travelled from out-of-town to help out.

The star of the meet has to be W85 Lenore Montgomery who set 4 World Records. Lenore broke the listed world record in the 400m (2:11.47), 800m (4:52.80) and 3000m (19:59.56). She set a new standard in the 1500m (9:31.42) race. However, apparently there is another W85 woman who recently ran the
1500m and 3000m races faster than Lenore.

Outstanding race walker Dmitry Babenko broke 2 of his own Canadian records in the M40 1500m (6:15.75) and 3000m (13:06.63) Race Walks. Cheryl Closkey broke the Canadian W65 Weight throw record (10.93m) and Gabriella Moro broke the Canadian W65 Shot put record (8.66m). Miriam Cavani broke the Canadian W55 High jump record (1.35m). The relay team of Tom Ukonmaanaho, Sewa Birring, Harold Morioka and Mark Stewart broke the Canadian M70 4x200m relay record (2:09.98). The relay team of Jorge Woods, Steve Briggeman, David Dickey and Cal Warren set a new Canadian standard
in the M55 4x400m relay (4:48.55).

Deborah Lee had an incredible meet with 6 individual BC records plus 2 relay records. Her individual records were in the W65 60m, 200m, 60m Hurdles, High jump, Long jump and Triple jump. Mark Stewart broke his own M70 BC records in the 800m, 1500m and 3000m. Mark was also on the M70 relay team that broke the Canadian record in the 4x200m. Margaret Rhebergen broke three BC jumps
records in the W60 High jump, Long jump and Triple jump. Margaret added two more BC records in the 60m and 60m Hurdles and was also on a record-breaking relay team. Speedster Cindy O'Brien Hugh broke 2 sprint records in the W55 60m and 200m. She was also on a record-breaking relay team. Jim Dyer broke 2 Race walk records in the M70 1500m and 3000m race walks. Renate Cheetham had 2 BC records in the W75 1500m and 3000m runs and she was on a relay team that set a BC record. Tom Ukonmaanaho broke 2 BC records in the M70 200m and High jump and he was also on the M70 4x200m relay team that broke the Canadian record.

Also establishing new BC records were: Karl Jones (M45 60m), Valerie Scott (W60 400m and both W55 4x200m and W60 4x400m relays), Lynette Baldock (W65 3000m and W60 4x400m relay), Lynn Thompson (M75 triple jump), John Hawkins (M65 high jump), Dave McDonald (M60 weight throw), Harnek Toor (M65 weight throw) and John Storms (M55 1500m race walk).

Winning no individual gold medal but winning the inspirational award from many, was Sewa Birring.  Sewa is a double cancer surviver who is overcoming the odds. Sewa bravely started the 400m but was unable to complete the race. The next day he ran the 200m twice, first in the individual 200m race and then again in the relay, helping his M70 4x200m relay team break the Canadian record.

The meet was extremely well run and very enjoyable for the athletes. The Masters athletes wish to thank the Kamloops T&F Club and all of the officials and volunteers for their time and effort

2015 55+ BC Games - North Vancouver, August 26-29

The 28th annual 55+ BC Games (formerly called the BC Seniors Games) were hosted by North Vancouver from August 26-29. The 2015 Games included 25 sports which were held mostly in venues in the City and Municipality of North Vancouver. However Ice Curling was held in Vancouver and Dragon Boat and Athletics were held in Burnaby.  Track and Field was hosted by the Norwesters Track and Field Club and held at Swangard Stadium. About 220 athletes over the age of 55 registered to compete in track and field.

The weather was excellent for the first two days but it rained on Friday morning, forcing the cancellation of the long hurdles and the women's pentathlon which included the hurdles. The rain also made it difficult for the high jumpers and throwers. With the forecast for heavy rains and high winds for Saturday morning, the meet organizers decided to cancel the 10K Road Run and 10K Road Power Walk which were to be held at the Seymour Demonstration Forest in North Vancouver.

Overall the meet was very well run. The track events were right on time as were the jumping events. The throwing events with their large number of participants got slightly behind schedule but there were no major problems. The large number of very competent BC Athletics officials and the many volunteers kept everything running smoothly.

The athletes established many records: 45 Games records (plus 1 tied), 23 BC Masters records (but there are 4 better records pending), 10 Canadian records (there are 2 better records pending) and 1 WORLD RECORD.

Lenore Montgomery broke the World Record in the W85 5000m (32:36.20). Lenore would have even broken the world record by another 47 seconds but she was on the opposite side of the track when the gun sounded for the start of the 5000m race. Lenore had to rush over to the starting line and when she started, the clock was already at 47 seconds. Lenore also broke the listed World Record in the 800m (4:33.86), but there is a better time pending by a woman who ran this race in the WMA Championships in Lyon, France. Lenore added 2 more Canadian records in the 400m (2:11.85) and 1500m (9:06.76)

Maurice Tarrant broke the Canadian record in the M85 5000m (30:12.55) and added 2 more Games records in the 800m and 1500m. Had Maurice gone to Lyon, his times would have been good enough to win 2 Silver medals and a Bronze medal. Myrtle Acton broke the Canadian record twice in the W80 Hammer throw, once in the Throws pentathlon (22.46m) and once in the individual event. Other Canadian records were broken by Norm Lesage M85 100m (but he has a better pending CR of 18.00), William Falconer M95 100m, Doug Monds M85 Pole vault, and Marilyn Benz W65 Javelin (Marilyn has a better CR throw pending).

Herb Phillips broke 3 BC M75 records in the 800m, 1500m and 5000m, but none of these were Canadian records only because he is following in the footsteps of the great Ed Whitlock. Herb's time in the 5000m (20:51.35) would have won the GOLD medal at last month's WMA Championships in Lyon, France. Norm Lesage added a second BC record in the M85 200m while Elaine Whidden bettered 2 listed BC records in the W60 100m and 200m (30.46) with

times that would have placed her just outside the medals in Lyon (she does have slightly better times pending). John Hawkins broke the BC M65 record in the Pole vault (Gerard Dumas has a better height pending) and tied the High jump record (1.50m). Other BC records were broken by Sandra Bissessur W65 400m, Lynn Thompson M75 Sprint hurdles, Deborah Lee W65 Triple jump, Reidar Zapf-Gilje M60 Triple jump, Rainer Sillantaus M85 Shot put and Scot Henney M90 Javelin.

The Zone 3 relay team of Urith Hayley, Cindy O'Brien Hugh, Marie Johnson and Elaine Whidden broke the W55+ BC 4x100m relay record (1:01.43).

Breaking at least 2 Games records were Cindy O'Brien Hugh W55 200m and 400m, Mark Stewart M70 400m and 800m, Susan Gordon W55 800m and 1500m, and Rose Hare W65 Discus and Throws pentathlon. Reidar added a 2nd Games record in the M60 Sprint hurdles while Rainer added a 2nd Games record in the M85 Javelin.

The athletes would like to thank Dawn Copping (meet director), the officials and many volunteers for their hard work and for making these Games a huge success.

Next year the 55+ BC Games will be hosted by Coquitlam from September 20-24.

Harold Morioka

Zone 3 coordinator

BC Athletes Excel at World Masters Track & Field Championships 

Lyon, France - Of the almost 150 Canadians who participated in the World Masters Athletics Championships for athletes from the age of 35-95, 15 were from British Columbia. There were over 8000 athletes from 114 countries registered for this meet which took place in Lyon, France, from August 4-16, 2015. 

Christa Bortignon W78 won the most medals for Canada. Competing in the W75 age group, Christa won 2 gold medals in the 80m hurdles and 200m hurdles. She also won 2 silver medals in the 100m and 200m, and 2 bronze medals in the long jump and triple jump. 

Nardene Hammond W43 won a bronze medal while competing on the Canadian W35 10K Road Walk relay team. Nardene's best individual result was 7th in the 20K Road Walk. Nardene also set two BC records in the W40 10kK and 20K Road Walks. 

Other BC athletes who were in the top 10 were: Gerard Dumas tied the BC Masters M80 record in the pole vault while finishing 5th, Tom Dickson finished 7th in the M60 100m and Nancy Craig who turns 50 later this year, finished 6th in the W45 pole vault. 

New Canadian W60 4x100m Record!

Four Masters women from the Greyhounds Masters Track and Field Club set a new Canadian standard in the W60 4x100m relay (all members of the relay team must be over the age of 60).   Competing on April 26th, at the University of Oregon's famed Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, the team of Deborah Lee (W64), Christa Bortignon (W78), Urith Hayley (W64) and Elaine Whidden (W60), ran the 400 metre relay in a time of 1:03.74. This breaks the Canadian Masters W60 record of 1:04.60 which was set by Team Canada at the 2011 World Masters Athletics Championships, in Sacramento, California.  Having four women from the same club break a National record which was set by four women representing Canada, is a huge accomplishment. 

Toronto, ON – March 14-15, 2015

Ten BC Masters athletes competed in the Canadian Masters Indoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend in Toronto. Christa Bortignon and Deborah Lee won gold in all 7 of their events. Hardev Sandhu won 6 medals including gold in the 60M and Weight throw.

Christa broke 2 Canadian Indoor records in the W75 50M and 50M hurdles. Deborah established 4 BC Indoor records in the W60 50M, 50M Hurdles, High jump and Triple jump. Deborah just missed another BC record by only 1/100th of a second in the 60M Hurdles. Al Percival broke the Canadian Indoor record in the M60 50M sprint. Natasha Bacchus set a new BC Indoor record in the W35 50M and broke her own pending BC record in the 60M, which she established a month earlier in the BC Masters Indoor Championships in Kamloops. Juliette Christie broke 2 of her own pending BC Indoor records in the W50 1500M and 3000M. Hardev set a new BC Indoor record in the M65 50M while Mark Pinckard
broke his own BC Indoor record in the M50 800M.


2015 BC Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships


The second annual BC Masters Indoor Track and Field Championship was held on February 13-15, at
the Tournament Capital Centre in Kamloops. This meet was held in conjunction with the Van Ryswyk
Indoor Invitational Meet. The number of Masters athletes competing was a little higher than last year,
and hopefully this championship meet will continue to grow in the future.
The Masters athletes that competed did extremely well. They set/broke 40 BC Indoor records and 9
Canadian Indoor records. Another BC record was tied.
Norm Lesage broke two Canadian records in the M85 60m (but he has a pending record from a week
earlier at the Harry Jerome meet) and 200m. Don Currie also broke two Canadian records in the M80
1500m and 3000m Race walks. Margaret Rhebergen broke her own Canadian W55 high jump record
and Harry Thompson set a new Canadian standard in the M90 1500m Race walk.
The M70 relay team of: Surinder Shah, Mark Stewart, Bill McNamara and Tom Ukonmaanaho, broke
the Canadian record in the 4x400m relay and set a new Canadian standard in the 4x200m relay. The
relay team of: Lynette Baldock, Gabriella Moro, Winni MacKay-Smith and Christa Bortignon, set a new
Canadian record in the W65 4x200m relay.
Four athletes broke/set three individual BC Masters Indoor records. Norm added the M85 400m record
to his 60m and 200m records. Mark Stewart set three new M70 standards in the 800m, 1500m and
3000m. Arthur Gee set three new standards in the M70 triple jump, 1500m Race walk and 3000m Race
walk. Rachel Fouladi broke the BC W45 triple jump record and set new standards in the 1500m and
3000m Race walks.
Five athletes added two new BC Indoor records to their names. Lynette Baldock broke her own W65
800m and 1500m records. Margaret Rhebergen broke her own W55 60m record as well as the high
jump. Juliette Christie set two new BC standards in the W50 1500m and 3000m runs. Harry Thompson
added the M90 triple jump to his Race walk record. Tom Ukonmaanaho broke the BC M70 200m
record and tied the high jump record.
Adding one new BC record to their names were: Natasha Bacchus W35 60m, Sam Walker M40 400m,
Surinder Shah M70 long jump, Deborah Lee W60 long jump, Heinz Peter M65 high jump, Gabriella
Moro W65 shot put, Jody Cranston M45 weight throw, Harnek Toor M65 weight throw and Lori
Graham W55 1500m Race walk.
Two relay teams set new BC records. The W45 4x400m relay team of: Cindy O'Brien Hugh, Kathy
Friesen, Winni MacKay-Smith and Nicola Everton, and the M45 4x400m relay team of: Mark Phillips,
Gordon Flett, Harjinder Kang and Steve Briggeman.
The schedule was slightly altered from last year so that the meet could be completed by noon on
Sunday. With the support of many fans, Dylan Armstrong was finally presented with the Olympic
bronze medal that he was denied at the Beijing Olympics, six and a half years ago. Armstrong finished
fourth in the shot put competition (by only a centimetre) but was moved up to third when the athlete
from Belarus was disqualified for doping.
The Masters athletes give huge thanks to the meet organizers, officials and volunteers for their hard
work and dedication over the three days.
The Kamloops Track and Field Club invites all Masters athletes to the third annual BC Masters Indoor
Championships which will be in the Tournament Capital Centre again in February, 2016.

2014 BC Senior Games

Report on the 2014 BC Senior Games Langley, Sept 10-13

2014 BC Senior Games Results

2013 BC Seniors Games

Report on 2013 BC Seniors Games Kamloops, Aug 21-24

2013 BC Masters Track & Field Championships Results

Results of 2013 BC Masters Track & Field Championships Langley, Jun 14-16


The 6th WMA Indoor track and field championships were held in Budapest, Hungary, from March 25-
30, 2014. Over 3900 athletes over the age of 35, from more than 70 countries, were entered in the
championships. The SYMA facility was excellent with two tracks, and more, under the same roof.
Hungary did an excellent job of hosting the “queen of sports” as they call athletics in their country.
Olga Kotelko, who turned 95 only 23 days prior to the first day of competition, was one of the stars of
the WMA Indoor Championships. Olga competed in the W95-99 age group and was one of the fifty
Canadian Masters athletes entered, eleven were from BC.
Olga won 10 Gold medals and established 9 new World records. She set new world indoor W95
standards in the 60m, 200m, High jump, Long jump and Triple jump. She also broke the world indoor
records in the W95 Shot put and Weight throw. At this Indoor championships, there were also a few
Outdoor Road races and three Outdoor throwing events. Olga broke the Outdoor world records in the
W95 Hammer throw and Javelin. The only event that Olga did not establish a new world record was
in the outdoor Discus throw.
Other BC athletes winning medals were: Christa Bortignon (Gold in the W75 60m hurdles), Tom
Dickson (Silver in the M60 60m sprint) and Marek Glowacki (Silver in the M70 Shot put). Tom tied
the Canadian Indoor record in the M60 60 m (7.80 seconds during the semi-finals) and broke the
Canadian Indoor M60 200m record (25.98 seconds). Marek broke his own Canadian M70 Shot put
record (13.74m).
Normally the WMA Indoor Championships are held every two years but for the next two years the
WMA will have Outdoor Championships. The next WMA Indoor Championships will be in three
years (2017) in Daegu, South Korea.


Kamloops, February 14-16, 2014
The first-ever BC Masters Indoor track and field championships were held on February 14-16. The meet was
hosted by Kamloops in their Tournament Capital Centre on the campus of Thompson Rivers University.
Unfortunately the turnout was very low, probably partly because of the dangerous weather conditions on the
Coquihalla Highway. Despite the small turnout, there were a few outstanding results. As usual, the Kamloops
Track and Field Club and their volunteers, hosted an excellent meet.
No world records were broken this year but look out next year because Olga Kotelko turns 95 on March 2nd.
Actually she will undoubtedly break/set a few world records next month at the WMA Indoor Championships in
Budapest, Hungary.
The small group of Masters athletes broke 7 Canadian records and tied another. Breaking Canadian records
were Dmitry Babenko in the M40 1500M Racewalk (6:27.23) and 3000M Racewalk (13:45.23). Donald Currie
broke the identical Canadian records in the M80 group. He turned 80 on February 13, only one day before the
start of the meet. Also setting a Canadian record was 91-year-old Harry Thompson in the M90 3000M and
Cheryl Closkey broke the W65 Weight throw record (10.46m).
The relay team of Hardev Sandhu, Fred Pawluk, Harold Morioka and Sewa Birring broke the M65 4x400m
Canadian record (4:46.66).
Margaret Rhebergen tied her own Canadian record in the W55 High jump (1.30m). Actually Margaret might
have broken her Canadian record because the bar was set higher than 1.30m. When the bar was measured after
her record breaking jump, the bar read 1.32m. However the official ruled that since the recorder had listed the
height as 1.30m, that this was the official height and that measuring after the height was only to confirm that the
height of the bar was at least this height.
There were 28 new BC Indoor records and two more were tied. In addition to the records above, the following
BC records were broken.
Breaking two BC records were: Fred Pawluk M65 800m and 1500m, Bakhshish Dhillon M75 Shot put and
Weight throw, Nardene Hammond W40 1500M Racewalk and 3000M Racewalk, Lori Graham W55 1500M
Racewalk and 3000M Racewalk and Denise Clements W50 Shot put and Weight throw (But Carolyn Boomer
gets the new BC W50 Shot put record with a better record-breaking put than Denise).
Also breaking BC records were: Tom Ukonmaanaho M65 200m, Sam Walker M40 400m, Verena Stroda W40
Shot put, Kathy Brand W70 Weight throw, Dan Krause and Hardev Sandhu in the M65 Weight throw (but Dan
gets the new BC record with a better record-breaking put), Harold Morioka in the M70 High jump and Sean
Steele in the M50 Weight throw. Along with their Canadian records, Margaret Rhebergen added a BC record in
the W55 60m Hurdles, Cheryl Closkey added a BC record in the W65 Shot put and Donald Currie added a BC
record in the M80 800m.
The relay team of Andy Bienefeld, Eric Torin, Sam Walker and Luke Wang set a new BC record in the M35
4x200m relay.
Nancy Cochrane was attempting to better her BC W60 High jump record which she set only two weeks earlier.
Unfortunately she partially tore her achilles tendon and a calf muscle during an early jump.
Diane Matus tied the BC record in the W65 60m sprint.

Who is a Master?

Your entry to an Athletics event could be simply to have fun, have a healthy workout, pick up an attractive t-shirt, support a charity or, as a serious competitor, attempt a personal best performance.

The only requirement for being a masters member in any BC Athletics sanctioned event is to be 35 years of age or older.

Age group results-age graded results

2015 Masters Age Graded Tables

Competition results can be calculated on an overall performance basis where athletes compare their performance to how other competitors in their age group performed. Some events now provide age graded results. These results are generated from tables developed by reviewing the performances of a large number of athletes over a long period of time, in each of the age categories, as well as the world records by age groupings. The tables then indicate an ultimate performance that could be expected from any age. There are separate tables for males and females.

Age graded results can be used in several ways. Using these tables, each athlete's performance can be calculated as a percentage of these extremely high standards for both male and female at each age. New results are then processed based on percentage achievement. Hence the playing field is leveled by compensating for age and sex. These age graded results can be very different from the overall results. It's possible that a 45-year old woman would displace a 28-year old male overall winner as the age graded winner. This, of course, is competitive and many (in fact most) participants don't enter events solely for competition. There are other effective ways of using performance percentages.

For example: if your performance in a 5K race was @ 78.3%, you could apply this percentage to the table for 10K at your age and calculate your expected finish time at 10K for the same effort. This would enable you to establish your mile pace to ensure that you don't go out too fast in the 10K event.

As you age you can use age graded results to compare your fitness and conditioning from one year to any other year. It's also useful in tracking your progress over any number of dissimilar events.

Reasons to join BCA - Masters

  • Receive the annual publication of the Events Calendar
  • Liability and Sport Injury/Accident Insurance
  • $3.00 deduction from entry fees at BC Athletics sanctioned events
  • Discounts on merchandise from selected sports stores
  • Registered member of BC Athletics
  • Branch member of Athletics Canada

Supporting BC Athletics through an annual membership fee of $50 + GST (for Masters athletes) helps to fund the governing body of our sport and helps to ensure that:

  • BC Athletics sanctioned events meet standards for safety, officiating and organization
  • workshops and seminars are provided to enhance the overall well-being of athletics as a sport
  • there is co-ordination of the many volunteer efforts provided by the athletics community
  • there is direct contact for Athletics information by telephone or the internet

As a member you are welcome to attend the Masters Committee Annual General Meeting or stand for election to the Masters Committee Board itself.

For coaching, for group workouts, for increased social activities and for team events such as the Whistler 50 Relay, there are a number of BC Athletics affiliated clubs that welcome all levels and all ages of Masters Athletes.

Masters Achievements Awards

These awards are in the form of pins in bronze, silver and gold which represent increasingly higher standards of performance. These pins are available for purchase by masters who have achieved the required standards. The standards are adapted from those that the Canadian Masters Athletics Association used to have for their crests, and cover a wide range of events.

The standards may be viewed by clicking on one of the following links:

To apply for a pin

Please print the Masters achievement award application form and mail (with the $9.04 fee) to BC Athletics, Fortius Athlete Development Centre, Suite 2001-B Oslo Landing, 3713 Kensington Ave, Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7.

Master of the Year Award Criteria

For 2017, the age grading will be based on five year tables. In other words, for a 5 year age group, the entry for the lowest age in the group will be used to calculate the age graded result for all 5 ages in the group. This means that the best performances within an age group will get the best age graded result. This change was made in order to reward direct competition within an age group and to provide more opportunities for athletes entering a new age group.

Age grading calculator may be found at

Track Master of the Year Award Criteria (male and female)
The awards will be based on the Five Best Age Graded performances for the year (may be the same event or different events)

For example, an athlete could have results for: 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m or five results for 100m.

Road Running Master of the Year Award Criteria (male and female)
The awards will be based on the Five Best Age Graded performances for the year (may be the same event or different events)

Cross Country Master of the Year Award Criteria (male and female)
The awards will be based on the best age graded performance in the BC Championships and the Canadian Championships. Normally, the winners must also have participated in at least one other cross country race during the year.

Field Master of the Year Award Criteria (male and female)
The awards will be based on the quality of performances based on a percentage of the Canadian 5 year age group records. Consideration will be given to records set. A minimum of five performances will be required.

Sport BC Master of the Year Award Criteria (only one award)
Normally, the nominee is a winner of one of the above awards. Top 3 age graded performances plus international ranking will be considered.

Master Events 2019

Date Event & Location Contact Website(s)
results-iconFeb 2
Harry Jerome Indoor Meet
Richmond, BC Canada
Track & Field
Kim Young…
results-iconFeb 8-9
Gary Reed Indoor Invitational
Kamloops, BC Canada
Track & Field
Brian Beck
Mar 1-3
NCCP Sport Coach
Powell River, BC Canada
Track & Field, Road Running/Ultras, X-Country/Trail, Race Walking, Race Walking
Jennifer Brown

results-iconMar 29-31
2019 Van Ryswyk Indoor Invitational / 2019 Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships
Kamloops, BC Canada
Track & Field
Mar 29-31
NCCP Club Coach
Nanaimo, BC Canada
Track & Field, Road Running/Ultras, X-Country/Trail, Race Walking, Race Walking,
Jennifer Brown

Apr 7
Step Up Your Game Clinic
Kelowna, BC Canada
Track & Field
Karen Hatch
results-iconApr 12-13
2019 VOC Elementary School Meet
Burnaby, BC Canada
Track & Field
Tatjana Mece
Apr 19-22
NCCP Performance Coach - Sprints and Endurance
Richmond, BC Canada
Track & Field, Road Running/Ultras, X-Country/Trail, Race Walking, Race Walking,
Jennifer Brown

Apr 26-28
NCCP Sport Coach
Burnaby, BC Canada
Track & Field, Road Running/Ultras, X-Country/Trail, Race Walking, Race Walking,
Jennifer Brown

results-iconApr 27
Sub Zero Meet
Prince George, BC Canada
Track & Field
Brian Martinson

Apr 28
2019 Ultra Throws Festival #1
Langley, BC Canada
Track & Field
Dave McDonald
results-iconMay 3-4
Dylan Armstrong Classic
Kamloops, BC Canada
Track & Field
Kamloops Track and Field Club
results-iconMay 4
2019 West Kootenay Legion Meet
Trail, BC Canada
Track & Field
Dan Horan
May 10-12
NCCP Club Coach
Prince George, BC Canada
Track & Field, Road Running/Ultras, X-Country/Trail, Race Walking, Race Walking,
Jennifer Brown

results-iconMay 11
14th Annual Eagle Classic Track & Field Meet
Maple Ridge, BC Canada
Track & Field
Derrick Stevenson

results-iconMay 11-12
Dogwood Invitational
Victoria, BC Canada
Track & Field
Sean Steele
May 17-19
NCCP Club Coach
South Surrey, BC Canada
Track & Field, Road Running/Ultras, X-Country/Trail, Race Walking, Race Walking,
Jennifer Brown

results-iconMay 18
Vancouver Distance Track Series - 5000m
Vancouver, BC Canada
Track & Field
Nicholas Browne…
results-iconMay 18-19
2019 Junior Olympics
Surrey, BC Canada
Track & Field
David Moore
results-iconMay 24-26
Elwood Wylie Meet
Nanaimo, BC Canada
Track & Field
Bernie Katzberg
results-iconMay 31
Vancouver Distance Track Series - Mile
Vancouver, BC Canada
Track & Field
Nicholas Browne…
results-iconJun 8-9
2019 Jesse Bent Memorial Meet
Coquitlam, BC Canada
Track & Field
Paul Self
results-iconJun 8-9
CVAC Garriock Track Meet
Duncan, BC Canada
Track & Field
Cowichan Valley Athletic Club…
results-iconJun 13
Pacific Distance Carnival & Canadian 10,000m Championships
Burnaby, BC Canada
Track & Field
Chris Winter
Jun 20
Harry Jerome Mentorship
Burnaby, BC Canada
Track & Field, Road Running/Ultras, X-Country/Trail, Race Walking, Race Walking,
results-iconJun 21-23
Trevor Craven Memorial Meet
Burnaby, BC Canada
Track & Field
Dawn Copping
results-iconJun 22-23
2019 Comox Valley Solstice Meet
Comox, BC Canada
Track & Field
Graham Morfitt
Jun 25
Ocean Athletics Summer Series Meet #1
Surrey, BC Canada
Track & Field
Maureen De St. Croix
results-iconJun 28-30
2019 Jack Brow Inviational
Kelowna, BC Canada
Track & Field
Karen Hatch
results-iconJun 29-30
2019 Universal Track & Field Meet
Surrey, BC Canada
Track & Field
Sue Kydd
Jul 5-7
Canadian Masters Athletics Championships
Montreal, Quebec Canada
Track & Field…
results-iconJul 9
Ocean Athletics Summer Series Meet #2
Surrey, BC Canada
Track & Field
Maureen De St. Croix
Jul 18-21
North, Central America and Caribbean Region of World Masters Athletics Championships
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Track & Field
results-iconAug 24
Cory Holly Classic 2019 - Vernon Throws Challenge
Vernon, BC Canada
Track & Field
Cory Holly
results-iconAug 31
Vancouver Distance Track Series - 10,000m
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Track & Field
Nicholas Browne
Sep 10-14
55+ BC Senior Games
Kelowna, BC Canada
Track & Field
Brad Heinzman…
Sep 27
Bondarchuk Cup Throws Meet
Kamloops, BC Canada
Track & Field
Kamloops Track and Field Club


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