AO Junior Senior Championships
Windsor Legion had a strong showing at the Athletics Ontario U20 and Open Championships at York University. Trevor Way brought home a silver medal in Open Men's High Jump, and Kenya Small added a bronze medal in the Open Men's 800m. Ally Oulds, James Muharrem and Evan John narrowly missed the podium, placing 4th in the U20 women's 400 m hurdles, U20 men's 400 m hurdles, and U20 long jump, respectively. Shawn Beaudoin added some valuable club points, placing 5th in high jump and 6th in both pole vault and javelin. In the non-championship events, James Shaw was second in the U20 men's decathlon and Yazmin Olla was third in the U20 women's heptathlon.
Outdoor Season Wrap Up
Windsor Legion athletes finished off a strong summer with several medals and top six finishes at the RCL Provincial Championships, AO Bantam Midget Youth Championships, and the Atlantic Championships. Results for top six finishers are listed below. Congratulations to all of you on an excellent outdoor season - we will see you at Malden in the fall!!
Gold: Emma Pegg (800 m)
Silver: Emma Pegg (1200 m)
Bronze: Nicole Larue (800 m), Payton Sabourin (400 mH)
Fifth: Payton Sabourin (400 m), Nicole Larue (1500 m), Chase Canty (1500 m)
Sixth: Jordyn Beneteau (Triple Jump),
AO Bantam Midget Youth Championships
Gold: Emma Pegg (800 m, 1200 m)
Silver: Youth Girls 4 x 400 m Relay
Bronze: Nicole Larue (1500 m), Payton Sabourin (400 mH)
Fourth: Eric Gin (800 m), Cassandra Nono-Ganyo (Shot Put)
Fifth: Michael Brown (Steeplechase)
Sixth: Payton Sabourin (400 m), Nicole Larue (800 m), Eric Gin (1200 m), Sophia Costa (Discus)
Gold: Trevor Way (High Jump
Silver: Sophia Costa (Pentathlon), Ethan Robinson (High Jump, Discus)
Bronze: Jordyn Beneteau (80 mH), Sophia Costa (Discus), Korinne Sonneveld (100 mH), James Shaw (Decathlon), Trevor Way (Shot Put)
Fifth: Korinne Sonneveld (Long Jump, Triple Jump), Ethan Robinson (Javelin)
Davies Leads the Way at Nationals
Windsor Legion sent a small group of athletes to the Athletics Canada Junior Senior Championships in Ottawa, and all athletes left with a top ten finish in the country. Andrew Davies and Maya Hannagan started things off with a second place finish in the U20 5000 m and a fourth place finish in the U20 3000 m races on Thursday night. Kenya Small advanced from the qualifying rounds all of the way to the Open 800 m final, where he placed 5th. Evan John jumped his way to 8th in U20 Long Jump with a new personal best, and Trevor Way rounded out our performances with a 9th place finish in Open Men's High Jump.
Costa Selected to Represent Canada, Seven WLTFC Athletes Chosen for Royal Canadian Legion Provincials
In an eventful week, Windsor Legion has seen seven of its athletes recognized for recent outstanding performances. Noah Costa will represent Canada in Jamaica at the end of June in the 2000 m steeplechase. Additionally, he will join Jordyn Beneteau (Long Jump, Triple Jump), Jeff Carey (100, 200, 400), Chase Canty (3000), Payton Sabourin (400, 400 mH, 200), Nicole LaRue (800, 1500), and Emma Pegg (400, 800, 1200) at the RCL Provincial championships in July. Congratulations to all of you!
WLTFC Athletes Bring Home Ten OFSAA Medals
Windsor Legion athletes had an excellent weekend at the OFSAA Track and Field Championships June 7th to 9th. Emma Pegg won gold in the midget girls 800m and bronze in the 400m, while Camille Blain won gold in the junior girls 300 m hurdles and silver in the 80 m hurdles. Payton Sabourin and Chloe Pugh teamed up with Emma and Camille to add to the medal haul from our Chatham Kent athletes, placing second in the Open Girls 4 x 400m.
Not to be outdone by their Chatham Kent friends, our Massey distance squad added three medals, with Chloe Walker and Noah Costa bringing home silver and bronze, respectively, in the Open Steeplechase races and Max Fazecash adding a bronze in the junior boys 3000 m. Max was also fourth in the 1500 m, and Maya Hannagan ran to a new personal best in a highly competitive senior girls 3000 m race to finish 6th. Herman's Duwardo Cain and Fouseni Traore rounded out our medal count with a bronze in the junior boys 100 m and a silver in the Open Boys 4 x 400 m, respectively. Congratulations to all who competed!
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, Sport, 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 24th. Chase Canty won a silver medal in the U18 boys race, with Noah Costa placing 8th in the same race. Andrew Davies was also 8th in the U20 men's race which earned him a birth on team Canada! Congratulations to all athletes and coaches on a spectacular season!
Upcoming Events and Important Reminders!
Outdoor practices for high school students will start the first Monday in June at the university. Registration form is available here!
Elementary school athletes, Spring Prep will begin on Thursday, May 2nd and run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 - 7:30 for the entire month. Come on out and get ready for your school track meets!
Outdoor Practice Schedule (June to early August)
Monday and Wednesday 5:30 - 7:00
Tuesday and Thursday 7 - 8:30
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Indoor Season Highlights
We have completed another successful indoor season. The Combined Events Athletes started us off well in January, with the Youth and Senior athletes taking to the track in February, and finally our Bantam, Midget, and Youth athletes wrapping things up in March.
Syelis Brooks (Silver, U16 200m), Chase Canty (Silver, U18 3000m), Max Fazecash (Bronze, U18 1500m), Simona Kukuruzovic (Silver, U20 Pentathlon), and Cassandra Nono-Ganyo (Silver, U14 Shot Put) brought home medals from their Athletics Ontario Championships, and Chase Canty, Noah Costa, Ashley Maguire, and Emma Pegg earned their place in elite races across Michigan and the Spire Scholastic Showcase in Ohio.
We had countless personal best performances from athletes in all age groups even though our training was slightly disrupted by construction throughout the season. All of our athletes worked very hard and maintained their focus to produce excellent practices and performances! More highlights can be found below, including all top ten finishes in Ontario.
Athletics Ontario Championships Results
2nd - Syelis Brooks (U16 200m, PB), Chase Canty (U20 3000m), Simona Kukuruzovic (U20 Pentathlon, PB), Cassandra Nono-Ganyo (U14 Shot Put, PB)
3rd - Max Fazecash (U18 1500m)
4th - Noah Costa (U20 3000m), Tamaria Fraser (U16 Long Jump, PB), Ashley Maguire (U20 3000m)
5th - Nicole Larue (U20 1500m)
6th - Chase Canty (U20 1500m), Max Fazecash (U18 3000m), Tamaria Fraser (U16 60m, PB), Ashley Maguire (U20 1500m), Cassandra Nono-Ganyo (U14 150m, PB), Ethan Robinson (U18 Pentathlon, PB)
7th - Syelis Brooks (U16 Long Jump)
8th - Sophia Costa (U18 Pentathlon, PB), U20 4 x 200m Relay (Destinee Couch, Simona Kukuruzovic, Kendall Westlake, Tamaria Fraser)
9th - Syelis Brooks (U16 300m)
10th - Destinee Couch (U16 200m, PB), Matthew Matos (U18 800m), Emma Pegg (U20 800m), Korinne Sonneveld (U18 Long Jump & Triple Jump), Brennan Tedley (U16 2000m)
Michigan Indoor Track Series Highlights
1st - Noah Costa, Hillsdale Elite Mile
1st - Chase Canty, SVSU Invitational 1000m
1st - Chase Canty, Noah Costa, Nicole Larue, Ashley Maguire, SVSU Mixed 4 x 400m Relay
2nd - Ashley Maguire, Saginaw Valley State Mile
3rd - Emma Pegg, Eastern Michigan Elite 800m
3rd- Noah Costa, SVSU Invitational 1000m