Eleven athletes will represent the Saugeen Track and Field Club at the Canadian Track and Field Championships hosted at the Complexe Sportif Claude-Robillard in Montreal from July 25 to 28. The Canadian Championships also serve as the trials for the 2019 IAAF World Championships and 2019 World Para Athletics Championships. The top Olympic, Paralympic and under-20 athletes in Canada will be competing at the event including Andre De Grasse, Brent Lakatos, Alysha Newman, Derek Drouin and Brittany Crew.
The STFC under-20 athletes competing are: Heather Abadie in the pole vault; Ryan Caughy in the 100-metre dash; Jeremy Elliott in the discus and hammer throw; Naomi Herman in the 3000-metre race; Aiden Hinsperger in the 100 and 200-metre dash races; Billie Martin in the discus and hammer throws; Harley Martin in the discus and javelin throw; Hanna Van Stuybenberg in the discus and hammer throws.
The senior athletes include Emily Branderhorst in the high jump. Paralympic athletes from the STFC are Rick Carr in the T11 100, F11 high jump and long jump as well as Josh Farrell in the F20 shot put.
Six STFC athletes selected to Team Ontario
Saugeen Track and Field Club announced on Sunday that six of their athletes have been selected to Team Ontario for the Royal Canadian Legion Canadian Youth Championships. Only 40 athletes from four age classes and across 64 events were selected to the provincial squad. Six athletes is the most that STFC has ever placed on the team.
The selected athletes and their events are: Girls 15-and-under; Harley Martin, shot put, javelin; Michelle Van Stuyvenberg, hammer. Boys 15-and-under; Ben Brewer, shot put, discus. Girls 17-and-under: Billie Martin, hammer, shot put. Boys 17 and under: Ryan Jacklin, hammer, discus; Jeremy Elliott, hammer, discus, shot put.
The Canadian Youth Championships will be held in Sydney, N.S., from August 9 to 11. Team Ontario will be flying out a few days prior to competition for training and preparation. Each provincial team is totally funded by the Royal Canadian Legion and will compete against Legion and Club athletes from all across Canada.