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Top Youth Athletes in Charlottetown

2012 Legion Canadian Youth Athletics Championships

CHARLOTTETOWN – Canada’s best youth aged athletes will take to the track and to the field at the University of PEI Canada Games Stadium beginning on Friday for the 2012 Legion Canadian Youth Athletics Championships in Charlottetown, P.E.I. [Read more…]

Wykes finishes 20th in marathon

Marathoners have strong showing in difficult conditions

Dylan Wykes and Reid Coolsaet - London 2012

Dylan Wykes and Reid Coolsaet – London 2012

For the first time since the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games Canada fielded a full men’s marathon entry at the Olympic Games.  The trio of Reid Coolsaet of Hamilton, Ont., Eric Gillis of Antigonish, N.S., and Dylan Wykes of Kingston, Ont., did not disappoint in very tough conditions.  All three men finished in the top 30 with Wykes leading the way in 20th position in a time of 2:15:26.    [Read more…]

Olympic Games improvement

London 2012

London 2012

London, UK Athletics Canada’s objectives coming in to the 2012 Olympic Games were to improve on Beijing’s showing of one medal and to improve on the sixteenth place finish in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) country ranking.    [Read more…]

Warner places 5th in decathlon

Damian Warner

Damian Warner

LONDON, UK – Damian Warner of London, Ont., finished fifth in the decathlon with a personal best of 8442 points in only his tenth full decathlon. Warner registered six new personal bests over the ten events including two in his last five events of competition today. [Read more…]

Drouin wins high jump bronze

Derek Drouin - High Jump Bronze

Derek Drouin – High Jump Bronze

LONDON, UK – Derek Drouin of Corunna, Ont., has won Canada’s first track and field and Canada’s 11th medal at the 2012 Olympic Games. Day five at Olympic Stadium also brought three top eight performances and a personal best.  Drouin’s medal is the fist in the high jump since Greg Joy did in at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Que.  [Read more…]

Gomez breaks record; Zelinka 7th

Jessica Zelinka - London 2012

Jessica Zelinka – London 2012

London, UK – Day two of Canadian athletics competition at the 2012 Olympic Games saw a Canadian record, a top ten finish, and three top twelve performances. [Read more…]

Armstrong 5th, Zelinka 3rd after day one

Dylan Armstrong

Dylan Armstrong

London, UK – Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops, B.C., placed fifth in the men’s shot put while Jessica Zelinka of London, Ont., sits in third place in the heptathlon after day one of athletics (track and field) at the 2012 Olympic Games. [Read more…]

Junior Championship wrap-up

Adam Keenan

Adam Keenan

OTTAWA – Track and field fans in Winnipeg, Man., were treated to a great weekend of competition with the Canadian Junior Championships taking place Friday through Sunday at University Stadium on the campus of the University of Manitoba.     [Read more…]

Canada wraps up World Juniors

Brandon McBride

Brandon McBride

BARCELONA -The Canadian athletics team recorded two top eight finishes on the last day of competition at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain. The Canadian team recorded a bronze medal, two Canadian junior records, six top eights and 12 personal bests over the six day competition. [Read more…]

Farquhar places 7th

Taylor Farquhar

Taylor Farquhar

BARCELONA-Canada’s best finish on day five at the World Junior Athletics Championships came in the girl’s 400-metre hurdles from Taylor Farquhar of Belmont, Ont., who placed seventh in a time of 58.77 seconds.   [Read more…]