Saugeen Track & Field Athletes Headed to Canadian Championships
11 athletes will be representing Saugeen Track and Field Club at the Canadian Track and Field Championships being hosted at Complexe Sportif Claude-Robillard in Montreal from July 25 to 28.
The Canadian Championships also serve as the trials for the 2019 IAAF World Championships and 2019 World Para Athletics Championships.
The top Olympic, Paralympic and U20 athletes in Canada will be competing.
STFC athletes competing are:
Under 20 Athletes
Heather Abadie - Pole Vault
Ryan Caughy -100
Jeremy Elliott - Discus, Hammer
Naomi Herman - 3000m
Aiden Hinsperger -100, 200
Billie Martin - Discus, Hammer
Harley Martin - Discus, Javelin
Hanna Van Stuyvenberg- Discus, Hammer
Emily Branderhorst - High Jump
Rick Carr - T11 100, F11 High Jump, Long Jump
Josh Farrell - F20 Shot Put
Saugeen Track & Field Athletes Selected to Team Ontario
Saugeen Track and Field Club is pleased to announce that 6 of their athletes have been selected to Team Ontario of the Royal Canadian Legion. Only 40 athletes from 4 age classes and across 64 events were able to be selected to Team O . This is the most athletes that STFC has ever placed on the team.
The selected athletes and their events are:
Girls 15 and under
Harley Martin – Shot Put, Javelin;
Michelle Van Stuyvenberg – Hammer;
Boys 15 and under
Ben Brewer – Shot Put, Discus;
Girls 17 and under
Billie Martin – Hammer, Shot Put;
Boys 17 and under
Ryan Jacklin – Hammer, Discus;
Jeremy Elliott – Hammer, Discus, Shot Put.
The Canadian Youth Championships will be held in Sydney, Nova Scotia from August 9-11.
Team Ontario will be flying out a few days prior to competition for training and preparation.
Each provincial team is totally funded by the Royal Canadian Legion and will compete against Legion and Club athletes from all across Canada.
Pentland & Book To Compete at Provincials
Two senior members of the Georgian Bay Coyotes will be competing at the Athletics Ontario Provincial Track and Field Championships in Windsor on August 2-4.
Ethan Pentland,entering into grade 11 and Spencer Book, entering into grade 12, have had very solid training sessions all season long and are gearing up for the extremely tough Ontario competition in the U18 age group.
Recently both competed in evening Twilight Meets in both Guelph and Hamilton to hone their racing skills.
On Wednesday, July 17th in Guelph, they laced up for the 1500m event under very humid and hot conditions.
Ethan's time of 4:16.24 just missed his personal best by 0.08 seconds.
Spencer ran a season best time of 4:24.24.
On Sunday, July 21st, they both travelled to Hamilton for another Twilight Meet for the 800m with much more comfortable temps.
Both had a goal of running under the 2:00 barrier and they succeeded!
Pentland crossed the line in 1:59.13 and Book stopped the clock at 1:59.26. Personal best times for both.
This was Ethan's first time under 2:00, while Book has only done this once before last year.