Campbell River Comets co-founder Vince Sequiera was recently recognized for his dedication to the sport by the B.C. Athletics Association.

Comets open recruiting, recognize team co-founder

Anyone nine years and older interested in the fun and diverse sport of Athletics can register until Feb. 29

The Campbell River Comets Track and Field Club is now accepting registration for the upcoming 2016 season.

Anyone 9 years and older interested in the fun and diverse sport of Athletics can register until February 29.

Contact registrar@campbellrivercomets.ca or visit our website at www.campbellrivercomets.ca for more information.

Practices take place Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Phoenix School Track from 5-6 p.m. during winter and 5-6:30 p.m. come springtime.  The regular season runs from Feb. 16 until the end of June, with several meets on Vancouver Island and optional Championship meets during the summer.

With disciplines ranging from Runs (sprints to long distance), Jumps (horizontal or vertical) to Throws, there is sure to be something for everyone!

The Campbell River Comets are also fortunate to have a very knowledgeable and dedicated group of coaches.  They train athletes ranging from the novice to high performance levels and help them discover their strengths.

One of these remarkable coaches is also the cofounder of the Comets. Vince Sequeira was recently recognised for his dedication to the sport by the B.C. Athletics Association.  His long history with Athletics started in Victoria in the 70’s when he competed as an athlete himself.  He remains heavily involved in the sport through coaching, organising and officiating.

Track and Field Bio of Vince Sequeira:

  • 1971- Lansdowne Junior Secondary School; joined the Track team and specialized in Sprints.
  • Competed for Vic High School and has a school record for the 100 yard dash (10.6 seconds).
  • Joined the Victoria Mercury Track Club.
  • 1973- Bronze medal in Sprints at the Canada Games (held in Burnaby).
  • Competed as a Junior at the Olympic Trials; was sidelined when he tore his hamstring.
  • Switched gears to begin his teaching career in music. (He taught for many years as a Music Teacher for SD 72 and still heads the Pacifica Ukulele ensemble).
  • 1994 – Cofounded the Campbell River Comets Track and Field Club (with the late Paul Messinger).
  • 2004 – Became a Certified Level 1 Official for Track and Field.
  • 2015-  Voted President of the Vancouver Island Athletics Association and Zone 6 Regional Development Coordinator (for the Vancouver Island Zone).
  • 2015 – Carried the torch for the BC Winter Games ceremony in Prince George.
  • 2015 – Promoted to National Level 4 Official (can officiate at any international level competition in Canada).
  • 2015 – Received the Ian McNeil Award for B.C. Track and Field Official of the Year at the B.C. Athletics Association Awards Banquet in December for outstanding leadership, attitude, effort and commitment to track and field on Vancouver Island.