Sixteen Saugeen Track and Field Club (STFC) athletes represented District C Legion very well at the Ontario Royal Canadian Legion Track and Field Championships held in Brampton on the weekend earning nine medals, including 7 gold, 9 silver and 3 bronze.
M15 – Ben Brewer – SP (G), Discus (B); Lucas Jacklin – Javelin (G); Tristan Bouius – 2000m (S)
F17 – Billie Martin – Hammer (G), SP (S); Emily Bryce – 3000m (G), Hanna Van Stuyvenberg – Discus (S)
M17 – Ryan Jacklin – Hammer (G), Discus (G), SP (B); Jeremy Elliott – Hammer (S), SP (S), Discus (S)
There were also 15 Personal Best performances in what were very hot humid conditions.
Age Class Records were set by Harley Martin in the F15 500g Javelin (39.98m), Billie Martin F17 3k Hammer (56.22m) and 3k SP (13.31m) and Ryan Jacklin M17 Hammer (66.99m) and 1.5k Discus (54.81m).
Billie Martin (Hammer) and Ryan Jacklin (Discus, Hammer) each also established new meet records for the RCL-Ontario Track and Field Championships.
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The final selections for the Team Ontario will be announced in a few days. Only 40 athletes are allowed to be selected to represent each province. The Royal Canadian Legion Youth National Championships are being held in Sydney, Nova Scotia in early August.
In addition, four Club athletes competed in the hammer throw at the Athletics Ontario Junior Track and Field Championships held in Toronto on Sunday. Each of these athletes had already successfully competed at the Ontario Legion Championships.
On Sunday, they moved up in age class to compete against the best junior aged (U20) throwers in the Province.
Jeremy Elliott, a U18 athlete, won gold in Junior Men’s 6k Hammer with a personal best performance of 55.02m. Billie Martin, also a U18 athlete, won silver in Junior Women’s 4k Hammer with a pb throw of 47.07m, a new STFC Club record. Hanna Van Stuyvenberg finished sixth with a pb of 42.29m and younger sister Michelle, a U15 athlete, threw 36.64m.