Indoor Season Wrap Up
We have completed another successful indoor season. The Youth athletes managed to win the team title at their Athletics Ontario Championships in February, and we followed that up with a strong performance at the Bantam, Midget, Junior Championship in March. Provincial Medallists were:
Andrew Davies - Gold in the Youth Boys 3000m
Arseniy Chertov - Silver in the Youth Boys 3000m
Jan Fiedler - Bronze in the Youth Boys 3000m
Caroline Forbes - Bronze in the Youth Girls 3000m
Maya Hannagan - Gold in the Junior Women's 3000m, and Silver in the Youth Girls 3000m
Seth Kwasnicki - Gold in the Midget Boys 2000m
William McBride - Silver in the Junior Men's 800m
Alex Needs - Silver in Junior Men's Long Jump
Enrique Nepomuceno - Silver in the Senior Men's 3000m
Carolyn Prins - Gold in Youth Girls Triple Jump
Patrick Quinland - Silver in the Junior Men's 400m
Chloe Walker - Silver in the Junior Women's 3000m
Congratulations to all on your PB performances and hard work! We can't wait to see what the outdoor season brings!
Upcoming Events and Important Reminders!
Cross Country practices have begun at Malden Park. Meet at the Malden Road entrance.
Elementary students - 6:00 Tuesday and Thursday (also open to those that cannot get to the park for high school practice)
High School students - 4:00 Tuesday and Thursday
All Cross Country athletes - 11:00 Saturday
If you train with Kristi, we will start Saturday, Sept. 9th at 10:00 and then Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00.
Brandon McBride Makes IAAF World Championships Final!
Brandon easily advanced through the heats, and then won his semi-final on the road to the 800 m final in London, England. He ran a gutsy race, leading a much more experienced field through 400 m and finished 8th in the world. Congratulations Brandon, your club could not be more proud of you! There are great things to come!
Oulds Caps Off Stellar Season with CSG Medal
Ally Oulds completed her season with a bronze medal as a member of Team Ontario's 4 x 400m relay team at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. This followed her fifth place finishes in the 400 m hurdles at both the Pan-American Junior Championships and the Canada Summer Games. Congratulations and best of luck as you begin your USport career at Western!
Strong Showing for First Time Olympian McBride
Athletics Canada Junior/Senior Championships
AO Bantam, Midget, Youth Championships
Our bantam, midget and youth athletes competed at their provincial championships July 19th and 30th in Brampton. We were led by our distance crew, who came away with four medals (Arseniy Chertov, gold, 2000m steeplechase, Chloe Walker, silver, 2000m steeplechase, Tanner Atkinson, silver, 2000m, and Chase Canty, silver, 1500m) and three additional top 8 finishes (Megan Coutinho, 7th, 3000m, Tanner Atkinson, 6th, 1200m, and Lilly Pattinson, 7th, 2000m). We also had a number of finalists in the sprints, jumps and throws (listed below).
Abbey Gibb - 4th, long jump; 6th, triple jump
Carolyn Prins - 4th, triple jump
Ethan Robinson - 7th, discus
Payton Sabourin - 6th, 400m hurdles; 7th, 200m
Korinne Sonneveld - 7th, long jump; 8th triple jump
As a club, we placed 6th of 56 clubs in overall team points in the youth category! Thank you for a great season, we will see you all in the fall!
Windsor Legion Track and Field Club - Online
Arseniy Chertov on the podium after his 2000 m steeplechase victory at the Athletics Ontario Youth Championships
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!
Windsor Legion TFC was well represented at the Junior and Senior National Championships that took place in Ottawa from July 2nd to July 10th. Brandon McBride won his fourth consecutive senior men's 800m title, punching his ticket to the IAAF World Championships. Shawn Beaudoin also had a strong showing in the senior men's decathlon, placing 5th.
In the junior competition, Ally Oulds stole the show, placing second in the 400m hurdles and guaranteeing her spot on Team Canada for the Panamerica Junior Championships. William McBride also advanced to the 800m final and placed 6th overall.
McBride and Oulds Selected to Represent Canada
Brandon McBride and Ally Oulds have been selected to represent Canada this summer. For Oulds, this is her first opportunity to wear our colours, and she will be competing in the 400 m hurdles at the Panamerican Junior Championships in Peru from July 21 to July 24. Oulds was also selected to represent Ontario in August at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg.
McBride will be competing in the 800 m at the IAAF World Championships in London, England from August 4th to 13th. This follows up his superb performance at the Rio Olympics last year.
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.
Cross Country Season Wrap Up
The WLTFC Cross Country team wrapped up another successful season at the Canadian Cross Country Championships in Kingston on November 26th. The Youth Girls Team (Maya Hannagan, Chloe Walker, Madison Burnham, Caroline Forbes, Megan Coutinho, Nicole LaRue, Lynnsey Copat, Chloe Pugh, Ally Oulds) finished with a silver medal, and the Junior Men (Mitch Ubene, Mile Matthews, Josh Kellier, Brendan Heikkenen, Ricky Nepomuceno, Quinn Canella, Lance Tofflemire) regained their national title, with Mitchell Ubene and Miles Matthews finishing on the podium individually as well.