Local track and field athletes shine at championships in London

Local athletes from the Saugeen Track and Field Club competed against other top provincial athletes at the Athletics Ontario Under-16 and Under-18 Track and Field Championships in London.

The competition took place at TD Waterhouse Stadium over the weekend.

STFC athletes won eight medals and set multiple personal bests and season bests.

A small contingent of seven STFC U18 girls scored enough points to place STFC as the sixth best club in the province in the youth division. In the youth section, 49 clubs competed, including both boys and girls.

Brooklyn Quanz won gold in the 3000m with a run of 9:51.43 and is now 5th in the national event.

Also placed nationally are Jasmine Broere, 6th in discus and 7th in shot put, and Michelle van Stuyvenberg, 7th in hammer and discus throw.

U16 girls
4×800 – Rimyelle Grady, Sydney Smelling, Olivia Latham, Keira Smelling – Silver

U18 girls
3k Shot Put – Jasmin Broere – Silver
3k Hammer – Michelle van Stuyvenberg – Silver
Jasmin Broere – 4
1k Discus – Jasmin Broere – Gold
Michelle van Stuyvenberg – Silver
Veronica Tedford—7
3000m Brooklyn Quanz – Gold
4×800 – Kara Tichbourne, Jayla Catto, Brooklyn Quanz, Claire Rands – Gold

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