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Athletes ready to go as Games return to Langley

Langley Mustangs’ Hannah Morrison is one of four club members who will represent Team B.C. at this weekend’s Canadian Legion youth national track and field championships at Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park. Several other Mustangs athletes will also compete at the meet, which is for the country’s top athletes at the midget (15) and youth (16/17) levels. - Alyssa O
Langley Mustangs’ Hannah Morrison is one of four club members who will represent Team B.C. at this weekend’s Canadian Legion youth national track and field championships at Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park. Several other Mustangs athletes will also compete at the meet, which is for the country’s top athletes at the midget (15) and youth (16/17) levels.
— image credit: Alyssa O'Dell/Langley Times

More than 700 athletes from across the country will be going for gold as the Canadian Legion youth track and field championships return to Langley for a second consecutive year.

The athletes will be running, jumping and throwing all in hopes of landing on the podium at McLeod Athletic Park.

The three-day track and field championships begin tomorrow (Friday) and go through until Sunday.

Four local athletes — Nickolas Colyn, Tanika Dolfo, Lauryn Cheung and Hannah Morrison — have qualified to represent Team B.C.

Colyn and Cheung both won bronze at the 2013 Legion championships.

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Nick Colyn is competing in the 2000m steeplechase.

Colyn won his medal in the 2000m steeplechase while Cheung got hers in the pole vault.

Dolfo is competing in the hammer throw and Morrison in the 200m hurdles.

Colyn is in the youth (16/17) division while the other three are in the midget (15 and under) division.

The quartet all train with the Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club.

And they will be joined at the meet by 16 of their Mustangs teammates, who will also be competing under the Langley club banner.

Representing the club are:

Megan Shane midget 100m

Jessica Urban midget 100m

Natalie Monro midget 100m, 200mh, high jump

Nathan King midget 200m, high jump

Dean Ellenwood youth 400m, 800m

Adrianna Klassen youth 800m, 1500m

Megan Champoux midget 80mh, 200mh

Paul Buckingham midget 1500mSC

Fernando Martinez youth pole vault

Hannah Rolfe youth high jump

Jordan Ellingson youth javelin

Brent Reston youth javelin

Teagan Rasche youth javelin, hammer throw

Jaclyn Pauley youth javelin

Joel Harrison midget pentathlon

Ethan Foster midget pentathlon

The opening ceremonies are Friday at 6:30 p.m. at McLeod Athletic Park.

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Lauryn Cheung will go for gold in the pole vault.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tanika Dolfo will represent Team B.C. in the hammer throw.

 

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