|Dear KTFC Community,
What a season! I am sure all of us can attest to how amazing it was to be competing and back to normal this outdoor season. From the elementary and high school meets, to major international competitions, the energy was back in full force. For the 2022/2023 year, we look to build on this momentum.
We had a number of outstanding performances this outdoor season ranging from our JDs to our high performance athletes. The Club was incredibly busy hosting meets, including the BC Athletics Jamboree Championship. This meet was an undertaking. We would like to thank all of the officials, volunteers, and coaches who made this event such a success. We received a lot of positive feedback from clubs around the province. A special thanks goes out to Judy Armstrong, Brian Beck, Mike Kern, Natasha Little, and BC Athletics for spending countless hours on ensuring that the meet ran smoothly.
Our JD and Track Rascal summer camps filled up very quickly and were an absolute blast! Coaches Sophia D'Amore, Temi Aina, and Kayla Hermiston (all KTFC athletes) did a fabulous job with the kids and the weather and clear skies cooperated.
We hope to see both old and new faces back for 2022/2023!
2022 Commonwealth Games, Birmingham, England
Ethan Katzberg won a silver medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England in hammer throw! This is a major accomplishment for anyone, but at only 20 years old, it’s an indication of what this young man is capable of! Ethan threw a two meter PB of 76.36m. Congratulations Ethan and Coach Dylan Armstrong!
Karl Mey won an outstanding 5 medals competing in the men’s 85 to 90 year-old division. CLICK HERE to read more.
World Masters Athletics Track and Field Championships, Tampere Finland
2022 BC Summer Games, Prince George, BC
Gold - Payton Heer - High Jump
Gold - Feron Wallace - Steeplechase
Silver - Gabby Armstrong - Pole Vault
Silver - Tomas Heer - Pole Vault
Honourable mention goes to the Zone 2 4x100 team who placed fourth. Austin Robertson and Zane Biggar represented the team from Kamloops.
A big shout out to our jumps coach, Mike Kern, who put 3 athletes on the podium for ZONE 2. Coach Sean Lehmann also deserves some recognition for coaching Feron to her gold medal win! Thank you to Coach Miriam Dziadyk for stepping up to be the representative for Zone 2 as well.
BC Jamboree Championships, Kamloops, BC
Gold - Mohamed Asiff - 20+ Shot Put
Gold - Kian Zabihi - U18 Hammer Throw
Silver - Kian Zabihi - U18 Shot Put
Silver - Michael Ogbeiwi - U20 Hammer Throw
Silver - Eli Hrychiw - U20 400m
Silver - Eli Hrychiw - U20 Long Jump
Silver - Gabby Armstrong - U16 Pole Vault
Bronze - Tomas Heer - U16 Pole Vault
KTFC had a number of other strong top 10 finishes. Full results can be viewed here.
2022 BC JD Championships, South Surrey, BC
Naya Grimm (2012 girls):
Gold - 200m
Silver - long jump
Bronze - 80m hurdles
Sterling Therrien (2012 boys) also had impressive 4th place finishes in the 100m and 200m.
Gold - Raiya Matonovich - U16 800m
2022 Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships, Sherbrooke, Quebec
Silver - Kian Zabihi - U18 Hammer Throw
Eli Hrychiw and Kayla Hermiston are headed off to Trinity Western University in the fall. Eli and Kayla are long-time athletes of the Club. Eli trained with Coach Christine's sprints and hurdles group and Kayla trained with Coach Sean and the middle distance group. We will miss their faces around the track, as well as Kayla's coaching skills with the track rascals. All the best!
Volunteering: 2022 Canada 55+ Masters Games
Kamloops is hosting the Canada 55+ Masters Games on August 23rd - 26th! KTFC will play a role in organizing and officiating the track and field events. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about the event, CLICK HERE. Volunteer shifts will only be about 4 hours. We would appreciate some athletes stepping up to assist.
Fall Season 2021
Registration is open for cross country and fall Track Rascal and Mini Track Rascal programs only.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN: CLICK HERE to register.
Registration for all indoor programs will open September 1st.
to view our Fee Schedule.
Cross Country Programs
Cross Country (ages 9-12) - Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 6th to October 27th
Cross Country (ages 13+) - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from September 5th to November 5th
PLEASE READ ALL NOTES AT THE TOP OF THE REGISTRATION FORM CAREFULLY!
Cross Country Championship Dates
- 2022 BC Athletics Cross Country Championships (JD-Masters age groups) - October 22nd, location TBA
- 2022 BC High School Cross Country Championships - November 5th, Victoria, BC
Important Notes when Registering
1) BC Athletics Fee
Please note that only new registrants will be charged the BCA fee for cross country programming for 2022. Current members should not be charged a fee until they register for the 2022/2023 indoor/outdoor season.
2) Volunteer Fee
All registrants should select that you have already paid the volunteer fee for 2022 so that you are not charged again for the fall season. This fee only needs to be paid when you register for the 2022/2023 indoor/outdoor season.
Other Fall Programming
Mini Track Rascals (ages 3-5)
- Tuesdays from September 6th to October 25th
Track Rascals (ages 6-8)
- Tuesdays from September 6th to October 25th
- Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from September 13th to October 30th (then move to indoors)
Sprints and Hurdles (13+)
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from September 13th to October 30th (then move to indoors)
for more program specific details
Volunteer Fee Increase
The KTFC Board has decided to raise our annual volunteer fee from $125.00 to $250.00 for the 2022/2023 season. Every member/family will be required to pay this fee when registering for the indoor, outdoor, or annual membership. We are receiving very few requests for refunds of the volunteer fee at the end of the season which indicates the need for the raise. It is also imperative that more volunteers start to engage in order to run our track meets effectively.
In addition to the raise, we are asking for an increase from 12 to 20 hours of volunteer time to receive your refund. Volunteer hours will now include hours worked at our annual manure sale! This should be obtainable for families and incentivize members to become further involved in the Club so that we can continue to host important competitions for the athletes in Kamloops.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and support.
Training vs Competitive Memberships
When completing your registration, you will be prompted to select a "training" or "competitive" membership. Please take the time to discuss with your child whether they plan to compete in the 2022/2023 season. Athletes signing up as “training” will only be eligible to train with the club – not eligible to enter competitions. If the athlete later decides to take part in track & field/cross country meets (including BC Athletics Championships), they will need to contact the club registrar and upgrade their training membership to a competitive membership category. This is slightly time consuming and creates issues for families when they attempt, unknowingly, to register their child in a competition. If you are unsure, select the competitive option.
- KTFC is seeking a Club Secretary who can attend board meetings once a month, create an agenda and record meeting minutes. Email Judy Armstrong at email@example.com if you are interested.