Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Success for Yorkton Legion Track Club

(Submitted by Marcel Porte)

In 2012 at the Westerns Canadian Championship at Medicine Hat only 1 athlete represented this area.

In 2013 we had 5 athletes attend the same meet in Calgary. 

This year we have 14 athletes that been accepted on Team Saskatchewan.

“My goal was to have 10 athletes represent this area”, says Yorkton legion track club manager Porte. “The Western Canadian Championship with be held in Saskatoon this year on July 18 – 20th.  We are very excited that we will have a good presence at this meet”.

The following athletes have been chosen on Team Saskatchewan.

Midget Team (Under 16)
Jarod Stachowich
Derek Campbell
Kelsey Haczkewicz
Nicki Nagy
Brooke Hausermann
Karlee Duczek

Youth Team (Under 18)
Cole Burkholder
Mikaila Ortynsky
Jonah Sutter
Kellie Onda-Inglis
Jared Yeadon
Evan Lajambe
Justine Zarowny
Jaden Porte

The biggest high light of them all is Derek Campbell has qualified for the 2014 Midget National Track and Field Championship in Langley, BC. “ We are all very proud of Derek”, says YLTC Club Manager Porte”. “The national standard for the 2,000m is 6:22.00 and Derek did it in 6:16.6, that is over a 6 second difference”. “ He is also 3 seconds off the 1,200m and 4 seconds off the 800m, which he will still have an opportunity to qualify at Westerns for the National Competition”.

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