Saugeen Track and Field Club (STFC) athletes continue to excel and amaze.
The STFC won both the Bantam and Youth Championships at the Athletics Ontario Bantam-Midget-Youth Track and Field Championships in Windsor this past weekend.
This is an incredible accomplishment as there are over 100 Track and Field clubs across the province competing, many from much larger cities and communities.
Saugeen athletes won 31 medals at the Championships – 10 gold, 10 silver and 11 bronze.
Highlight performances included Billie Martin’s Gold in the Youth Girls Hammer Throw. Billie’s performance of 55.25m established a new Ontario record for both U17 and U18 age classifications.
Michelle Van Stuyvenberg, a bantam athlete competing in the class above as a midget, set a Meet record for U15 Girls Hammer Throw with a mark of 44.25m. She was centimetres off the provincial record.
Ryan Jacklin led the medal barrage with Gold performances in the U18 Javelin, Discus and Hammer and a Bronze in Shot Put.
Several STFC athletes have earned the privilege of representing their club and our community at the upcoming Ontario Summer Games in London and the National Youth Championships in Brandon, Manitoba.