BC Athletics Announces Hosts for 2019 Junior Development Champs

BC Athletics is very pleased to announce the following host clubs for the 2019 Junior Development Championship events:

JD Pentathlon Championship – Golden Ears Athletics, Maple Ridge (July 13, 2019)

JD Track & Field Championship – Ocean Athletics, South Surrey (July 19-21, 2019)

JD Cross Country Championship* – Prairie Inn Harriers, Victoria (October 26, 2019)

Golden Ears Athletics and Ocean Athletics are both experienced event hosts, having most recently hosted Junior Development Championships in 2017. “The 2017 Pentathlon and Track & Field Championships were fun-filled weekends that saw young athletes put forth their best efforts on the track and in the field. We are thrilled to once again award these championships to these host organizations,” says Chris Winter, Technical Manager for Track & Field at BC Athletics. “With the Championships occurring on consecutive weekends, there is the opportunity for out-of-town families to spend a week vacationing and exploring the Lower Mainland, while taking part in both championships.”

Regarding their successful bid, Maureen de St. Croix, Head Coach & Meet Director of Ocean Athletics said, “We are pleased to be hosting the 2019 JD Track & Field Championships. We look forward to welcoming the athletes and families from around the province to the City of Surrey.” Similarly, Derrick Stevenson, President of Golden Ears Athletics said, “We are excited about the opportunity and are looking forward to hosting another great event.”

The JD Pentathlon Championships will take place at Maple Ridge Secondary School while the JD Track & Field Championships will be held at South Surrey Athletic Park. More information about these championships will be posted to the BC Athletics Calendar as they become available at: http://www.bcathletics.org/CalendarResults/.

BC Athletics’ Junior Development Committee made the hosting recommendations, which were ratified at the JD Annual General Meeting held in Richmond on October 28, 2019.

*The JD Cross Country Championships will occur as part of the larger BC Athletics Cross Country Championships.