Athletes ready to go as Games return to Langley
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.
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.