Coach | Winston Reckord (1941 - 2021)
Winston Reckord passed away peacefully in December of 2021, at the age of 80 and is survived by his wife Evadne, his children and grandchildren. Winston has been a foundation of Burnaby Striders for decades and has built countless friendships with athletes, coaches, parents, and many others in the track & field community. He has established for himself an unwavering reputation and has garnered respect from many who know him. Winston’s main focus was always about the athletes and helping them be the best they can be. We will sorely miss Winston’s presence at Burnaby Striders and thank him and his family for the dedication and commitment he’s given to all of us. He will always be in our memories and our thoughts & prayers are with his family.
Coach | Barbara Vogt
Coach Barb has been with Burnaby Striders for over 23 years and dedicates her time coaching and developing the Junior athletes. Her engaging and innovative style allows the younger athletes to learn the foundational mechanics of running. Barb was a track & field athlete herself, starting back in high school competing in a variety of events - her personal favourite is the 400m dash. Barb also spent over 10 years helping coach track & field at Burnaby South Secondary School, but now dedicates her full coaching time at Striders. Her biggest reward is seeing the young athletes grow to their fullest potential!
Coach | Piper Lafayette
Coach Piper is a current member of the Wilfrid Laurier University varsity track and cross country team and is new to the Vancouver area. She specializes in middle distance and races the 800m, 1500m and 3000m. She has been running track competitively for 6 years and has experience in many different events. Piper was a member of team Canada for acrobatic gymnastics in 2017 and 2018 and used her gymnastics ability to have success in a wide variety of track and field events. She spent her high school track years doing 800m, 1500m, 400m hurdles, 100m hurdles, 200m, long jump and javelin. She loves running and wants to help others succeed in the sport that has given her so much.
Coach | Claire Kariya
Claire is new to coaching but has a wealth of track and field knowledge and experience. As a junior athlete, Claire was one of the top high jumpers and javelin throwers in Canada. She received an athletic scholarship to the University of Maine where she set a new women's high jump record and won indoor and outdoor conference and regional championships. Claire finished 4th at the 2004 Canadian Track and Field Olympic Trials and then moved on from the sport before returning to compete as a Masters athlete. Claire is excited about giving back to the sport she loves by coaching the Striders! She will be focusing on coaching jumps and throws.
Assistant Coach | Brandon Hsu
Brandon is a high school senior and athlete of Burnaby Striders. You will rarely find him missing a practice day. In addition to active training, Brandon also provides support to the coaches in helping co-lead practice sessions, warm up/down exercises, core/strength training and sprint development. Brandon has seen quite a bit of success himself on the track, capturing Gold at the JD Provincial Championships in 2017, triple Gold at the BC High School Provincials in 2018 and triple Gold again at the BC Provincial Jamboree in 2019. His passion lies in the 100m, 200m & 400m sprints.
Assistant Coach | Katelyn Malmquist
Katelyn was a proud member of Burnaby Striders for over 6 years. While competing for the club, Katelyn saw great success in the 100m, 200m, 300m & 400m events. Throughout school Katelyn was happy to represent Burnaby South at the BC High School Provincials 4 years in a row. In 2016 Katelyn was thrilled to take part in the BC Summer Games capturing a silver in the 4 x 100m relay. In addition to her training Katelyn has volunteered with many Athletic organizations including Burnaby More Sports and BC Athletics where she worked with Junior Development Athletes at Summer & Spring Camps. Katelyn is thrilled to be taking on a new role with Burnaby Striders and assisting in the development of future athletes.