Legion Midget/Youth Nationals, Aug 5-7 2016
Congratulations to all the athletes that competed and represented themselves and the club so well this weekend! Representation goes beyond performance on the track. Good character, gratitude, and selflessness gets noticed.
Most athletes were sure to be at events to cheer their teammates, even after having just completed races themselves and still catching their breath.
Support for each other was evident, particularly when performances didn’t go as planned. There were certainly a few learning opportunities this weekend.
Officials were thanked for the countless hours of selfless volunteering.
Now, onto the performances!
Highlighting the weekend was double gold for Myles Misener-Daley! He started the weekend by taking gold in the midget boys 100M, and finished the weekend by taking gold quite convincingly in the midget boys 200M. He rounded out his weekend with a silver medal as a member of the Team Ontario medley relay.
Close to the podium was Randy Tshikuna, finishing 4th in both the midget boys 100M and 200M.
Nia Ebos jumped a new personal best to place 4th in the midget girls long jump. She also ran the 80MH and the 200MH.
Alec Purnell ran a tough 800 as a first year youth but gutted out a great final kick to finish 5th.
Molly Giannone ran her way into the Youth girls sprint hurdle final where she finished 6th overall.
Christian Janzen threw the hammer well enough to make the final, finishing 7th overall.
HOC put 2 relay teams on the track in the youth 4x100M category. The female team was made up of Molly Giannone, Nia Ebos, Eryn Reader and Cree Bell. They bested their performance from Windsor just 2 weeks ago. The male team was made up of Randy Tshikuna, Alec Purnell, Devon Smith and Marqus Rookwood. Both teams ran well with good hand offs, and both teams finished 6th.
Awesome job by all involved!