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!
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, Chase Canty, SVSU Invitational 1000m, 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, Noah Costa, SVSU Invitational 1000m
Pegg Represents Canada, Teams Up with Davies to Lead Strong Showing at U20 Canadian Championships
There is no question that Emma Pegg was the club's headline athlete this summer. She was selected to represent Canada at the NACAC U18 Championships in early July and came home with a silver medal in her first international competition.
After winning two medals at the RCL Provincial meet the next weekend, she travelled to the U20 Canadian Championships where she earned a bronze medal in the 800m competing with athletes two years older than her. Andrew Davies also earned a silver medal in the U20 5000m race. Nicole Larue and Ashley Maguire finished 7th and 8th in the U20 1500m final, and Noah Costa and Chase Canty also qualified for the final of the 1500m.
Pegg capped off her season with two gold medals that the AO Championships in August.
Outdoor Season Wrap Up
Windsor Legion athletes finished off a strong summer with several medals and top six finishes at the RCL Provincial Championships and AO U20/Open and U14, U16, U18 Championships, as well as at the Combined Events Canadian 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 (1500m), Syelis Brooks (100mH), Paul Popescu (1500m)
Silver: Emma Pegg (800m), Syelis Brooks (300m), Ashley Maguire (3000m), Paul Popescu (800m)
Bronze: Ashley Maguire (1500m), Max Fazecash (1500m, 3000m)
Fifth: Syelis Brooks (200m)
AO U14, U16, U18, U20, Open and Combined Events Championships
Gold: Emma Pegg (800 m, 1500 m), Andrew Davies (5000m)
Silver: Layla Masse (2000m), Max Fazecash (3000m), Paul Popescu (1500m), Syelis Brooks (100mH), Matthew Matos (2000m Steeplechase)
Bronze: Ashley Maguire (3000m), Matthew Matos, Adrian Stubberfield, Paul Popescu, Evan Minnie (4 x 800m Relay), Ayden Blain (100mH), Paul Popescu (800m)
Fourth: Cassandra Nono-Ganyo (Shot Put, Javelin), Syelis Brooks (200m, 300m), Will McCracken (Triple Jump), Anthony Isaac, Syelis Brooks, Jeff Carey, Kobie Warden (4 x 100m Relay), Ambrose Lawrence (High Jump)
Fifth: Ashley Maguire (1500m)
Sixth: Shawn Beaudoin (Decathlon), Kobie Warden (400m), Layla Masse (1200m), Camille Blain (400mH)
Windsor Legion Track and Field Club