Mustangs' Perkins off to Mexico
Two members of the Langley Mustangs are making their mark in the javelin.
Tiffany Perkins’ personal best throw of 52.8m surpassed the 51.20m qualification standard necessary to earn a spot at the 2012 NACAC (North American, Central American, Caribbean regions) championships.
The 20-year-old made her throw over the weekend at a track and field meet in Kamloops, and with her qualification, she will represent Canada at the 2012 NACAC U23 championships in Guanajuato, Mexico.
Another member of the Mustangs, Kyle Nielsen, finished second at the Tuscon Elite Classic with a throw of 77.14m in the javelin.
The 23-year-old is ranked second so far in Canada and he works towards qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games.
The Olympic B standard is 79.50m and the A standard is 82m.