Windsor Legion Track and Field Club - Online
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!
Costa Leads the Way at Legion Nationals
McBride and Oulds Selected to Represent Canada
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.
WLTFC Athletes compete in the OFSAA West Regionals Junior Girls 3000 m (Megan Coutinho, L'Essor; Mia Ennis, Massey; Amber Patten, Massey)
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.
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!
Strong Showing for First Time Olympian McBride
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.
Upcoming Events and Important Reminders!
June 5th - Outdoor practices begin for all athletes. The schedule will be the same as last year, so Monday and Wednesday, 5:30-7:00 and Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30.
Outdoor Meet Schedule: (click here to print one!)
June 9 - Hamilton 100m and 800m night (McMaster)
June 11 - 1500 m Night (Western University, London)
June 17 & 18 - Athletics Ontario Junior/Senior Championships (University of Windsor)
June 23 & 24 - RCL District A Meet (Sandwich Secondary School)
June 23 - 25 - Canada Summer Games Trials (York University)-select athletes only
July 1 - Hamilton Canada Day Twilight Meet (McMaster)
July 6-10 - Athletics Canada Junior/Senior Championships (Ottawa, ON)
July 8 & 9 - RCL Provincial Championships (Windsor) - selections made by RCL after District A's
July 12 - Great Lakes League Meet #1 (Cambridge)
July 14 - Speed River Twilight Meet #2 (Guelph)
July 19 - Great Lakes League Meet #2 (London)
July 29 & 30 - AO Bantam, Midget Youth Championships (Brampton, ON)
July 26 - Great Lakes League Meet #3 (London)
August 2 - Great Lakes League Meet #4 (St. Thomas)
August 2 - Hamilton PB Twilight Meet (McMaster)
August 11 - 13 - Athletics Canada/RCL National Midget Youth Championships (Brandon, MB) - TENTATIVE!
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.
On September 24th, Athletics Ontario held their annual awards banquet in Toronto. Six Windsor Legion athletes were nominated for awards, with Alisha Murray winning the award for Bantam Girls Sprints and Hurdles. Other nominees were Teagan Kuhtka (Bantam Boys Distance), Abbey Gibb (Midget Girls Jumps), Carolyn Prins (Youth Girls Jumps), Serena Hunt (Junior Women Combined Events), and Brandon McBride (Senior Mens Distance). Congratulations to all who were nominated!
Athletics Canada Junior/Senior Championships
Athletics Ontario Honours
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.