Windsor Legion Track and Field Club - Online
Don Forbes Award - Brandon McBride (Overall Top Athlete)
Coaches Awards (Athletes that demonstrate leadership and reliability both on and off the track.)
Lynnsey Copat. Keely Gibb, Nicole LaRue, Matthew Pardo
AO Awards Nominees - Reena Francis, Serena Hunt, Jackie Turner (Combined Events)
Nine Athletes Named to District A Team
Brandon McBride made an entire city proud as he represented Canada at the summer Olympics in Rio. He won his heat easily to advance to the semi-finals, and finished 14th overall in the 800m. His maturity and poise continue to impress everyone that he meets. Brandon has also signed with Adidas, and will become a regular on the international track and field scene in the years to come! Congratulations to both Brandon and Coach Scarrow on a fantastic season! We cannot wait to see what comes next!
The Windsor Legion Track and Field Club in Windsor, ON has a long history of excellence in track and field. We welcome athletes of all ages and abilities, and have a proven track record of success. Our athletes often move on to have success at the NCAA, CIS, national, andinternational level.
A message from our President:
I would like to thank everyone who attended last night's Award Banquet. Thanks to our coaches who did a great job on the microphone and keeping the event moving and fun. I would especially like to thank our athletes that attended. Your conduct, maturity, and respectfulness did not go unnoticed. The following comment came directly from Mr. Little who is a Board Member of the club, as well as the Executive Director of the Life After 50 Center.
"Our volunteer server came to see me today to say how polite and respectful all of the kids were while being served last night. He noted that the numerous please and thank yous directed his way was a nice change from what he has sometimes experienced. It was a nice reflection on the kids, the coaches and the club, and something that he will share within his social circles." Sincerely,
AO Youth Senior Championships Recap
Our Youth athletes participated in the Athletics Ontario Championships February 13th and 14th in Toronto. A number of personal bests were achieved in all event areas.
Notable performances were from Maya Hannagan in the Youth Girls 3000m, where she placed fourth in a personal best time of 10:11, Evan John in the Youth Boys Long Jump, where he placed second, Patrick Quinland in the Youth Boys 400 m, where he placed third, and William McBride in the Youth Boys 800m, also finishing third.
In addition to our youth athletes, junior runner Enrique Nepomuceno took on the Senior Mens 3000 m and came away with a bronze medal and new personal best time. Congrats to all who competed! Your behaviour on and off the track continues to make us proud!
AO Junior Championships Results
On Monday, September 28, we held our annual awards banquet at the Life After 50 Center. Windsor Legion athletes continued to represent the club, themselves, and their parents well. Thank you so much to all of the athletes, parents, and board members that were able to attend! Please read the message from our club president to see how truly appreciative others are of your genuine, respectful behaviour!
2015 Award Winners
Outstanding Athlete (Age Group)
Tanner Atkinson & Jackie Turner (Bantam)
Maya Hannagan & Evan John (Midget)
Jared Capaldi, Evan Ubene & Ally Oulds (Youth)
Kyle Denomme & Reena Francis (Junior)
Shawn Beaudoin (Senior)
Most Improved Athletes:
Marvelous Agbonwaneten, Noah Costa, Adi Traore
A small group of athletes had a very successful weekend at the Athletics Ontario Junior Championships in Toronto June 25 & 26. Lynnsey Copat (Steeplechase), Erin Young (Long Jump), and Keely Gibb (Triple Jump) all won silver medals, with Keely (Long Jump), Serena Hunt (High Jump), and Kyle Denomme (800m) adding fifth place finishes. It was also the Combined Events Championships for the Bantam, Midget, and Youth age groups. Sophia Costa (Tetrathlon) was 7th with a new personal best score. Jacqueline Turner was also 7th in the pentathlon, and Kristen Moerchen was 3rd in the heptathlon. Congratulations to all!
AO Bantam-Midget-Youth Championships/ Junior-Senior Combined Events Championships Recap
Costa Leads the Way at Legion Nationals
Our midget and youth athletes competed in Legion Nationals in St. Therese from August 5th to 7th, with Noah Costa earning a bronze medal in the midget boys 800m and a 6th place finish in the 1200 m. Carolyn Prins and Abbey Gibb also placed fourth in youth and midget girls triple jump, respectively. Nicole LaRue and Chloe Pugh were 7th and 8th in the midget girls 1200m, while Evan John and Alex Needs were 6th and 7th in youth boys long jump. Aron Massaquoi and Patrick Quinland were 7th in the midget 300m and youth 400m, with Adi Traore placing 8th in the youth girls 400m. Ally Oulds and Caroline Forbes were also 8th in the 400mH and 3000m, respectively. Representing Team Ontario, Maya Hannagan was also 4th in the 3000 m and 5th in the 1500m.
Our athletes were able to dominate on their home track this weekend, taking home 27 medals and countless personal bests! Gold medals went to Shawn Beaudoin (decathlon), Maya Hannagan (Youth 3000m), Abbey Gibb (Midget Triple Jump), Carolyn Prins (Youth Triple Jump), Alisha Murray (Bantam 80m, 150m), Teagan Kuhtka (Bantam 2000m), the Youth Girls Sprint Medley Relay (Adi Traore, Taneidra Caine, Marvelous Agbonwaneten, and Maya Hannagan), and the Youth Boys 4 x 400m Relay (Shahriyar Rahman, Will McBride, Josh Woghiren, Patrick Quinland). Silver medallists were Nicole LaRue (Midget 1200m), Abbey Gibb (Midget Long Jump), Carolyn Prins (Youth Long Jump), Lynnsey Copat (Youth 2000m Steeplechase), Maya Hannagan (Youth 1500m), Caroline Forbes (Youth 3000m), the Youth Girls 4x400m Relay (Payton Sabourin, Adi Traore, Ally Oulds, Nicole LaRue), the Youth Girls 4x800m Relay (Ally Oulds, Chloe Walker, Madison Burnham, Lynnsey Copat), and the Youth Boys Sprint Medley Relay (Patrick Quinland, Dante Lewis, Josh Woghiren, Tadzik Czubernat). Bronze medallists were Sophia Costa (Bantam Shot Put), Jackie Turner (Midget Shot Put), Alisha Murray (Bantam Long Jump), Sharon Ocheje (Youth Triple Jump), Madison Burnham (Youth 3000m), Teagan Kuhtka (Bantam 1200m), Aron Massaquoi (Midget 100m), Nate Norton (Midget 200m hurdles), and Ally Oulds (Youth 400m hurdles). We also had a number of other outstanding performances and are excited to see what the future brings!
Brandon McBride has been making headlines following his National Championship in the 800m. He has been named to represent Canada at this summer's Olympic Games in Rio, and has also placed 4th and 2nd in recent Diamond League races!
Brandon Allen also represented Canada at the NACAC U23 Championships in El Salvador, where he won a bronze medal in the 3000m Steeplechase!
Maya Hannagan will represent Team Ontario in the upcoming Legion Youth National Championships in Quebec.
Congratulations to all three of you!!
Strong Showing for First Time Olympian McBride
WLTFC Annual Awards Banquet
McBride, Allen, and Hannagan Honoured
2016 Cross Country Schedule
Tuesdays and Thursdays - 6:00 pm (Malden Park)
Saturdays - 11:00 (Malden Park)
Beginning Saturday, September 3rd for high school athletes and Tuesday, September 6th for elementary school athletes.
MEET DATES COMING SOON!! (August 30th)
Following the Royal Canadian Legion District A Meet in Chatham June 17 & 18, nine Windsor Legion athletes have been named to the district team travelling to Timmins for the RCL Provincial Championships July 7 - 10.
The following athletes will be representing the club:
Aryanna Brown (Midget Girls 800m, 1200m)
Abbey Gibb (Midget Girls Long Jump, Triple Jump)
Taneidra Cain (Youth Girls 400m, 400m hurdles)
Lynnsey Copat (Youth Girls 800m, Steeplechase)
Maya Hannagan (Youth Girls 1500m, 3000m)
Carolyn Prins (Youth Girls Triple Jump)
Aron Massaquoi (Midget Boys 100m, 200m, 300m)
Noah Costa (Midget Boys 800m, 1200m)
Patrick Quinland (Youth Boys 200m, 400m)
Congratulations to all who participated in the meet, and best of luck to the athletes that have moved on. All nine of these athletes are now eligible to be selected to Team Ontario for Legion Youth Nationals in St. Therese, Quebec in August based upon their performances in Timmins!
Thank you to everyone for a fantastic summer season. We are the Athletics Ontario Bantam and Youth Champions for 2016! We are very proud of all of your accomplishments! Check back often for information about Cross Country and Fall Training. Enjoy a break for a few weeks and we will see you soon!!