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Nationals, Provincials & Legion Track & Field


By Fred Wallace

 Hi, this is Fred Wallace with " Off the Wire. "


A large number of athletes from our broadcast region have significant events ahead in the world of Track & Field.

The Canadian Track and Field Championships are in Montreal this weekend with 11 members of the Saugeen Track & Field Club scheduled to compete.

Senior Athlete Emily Branderhorst will compete in the High Jump while 8 others are in the Under 20 category.

Notably, among the U20 competitors, there's a split in the group between track, field & throwers.

Ryan Caughy, Naomi Herman & Aiden Hinsperger are on the track

Heather Abadie is in Pole Vault

Plus Jeremy Elliott, Billie Martin, Harley Martin & Hanna Van Stuyvenberg are in the throws.

Also of note, prominent Saugeen Para Athletes Rick Carr & Josh Farrell will compete at the Canadians which serve as the trials for the 2019 World & Para Championships. 

Moving to next month, the Athletics Ontario Provincial Track and Field Championships will be at Windsor

Runners Ethan Pentland and Spencer Book from the Georgian Bay Coyotes will compete in the Under 18 age group.

Pentland and Book recently were at events in Guelph and Hamilton were they put up personal best times.

Finally, 6 Saugeen athletes made Team Ontario for the Royal Canadian Legion Meet August 9th-11th at Sydney, Nova Scotia 

Harley Martin, Michelle Van Stuyvenberg, Ben Brewer, Billie Martin, Ryan Jacklin & Jeremy Elliott will all represent Ontario at the National Legion Meet.


I'm Fred Wallace







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