Middle Distance News

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National Legion Youth Championships Results

Congratulations to Josh Samyn who became the youth men 800m champion at National Legion Youth Championships running a fine time of 1:54.12.

Further congratulations go out to Josh Gonzalez who won the silver medal in the midget 1500m steeplechase race, breaking a provincial record that has stood since 1971. Will Boyle was 4th in the same race.

F√©licitations! Margrett Watt was 7th in the steeplechase, breaking training partner Ceci Howes’ provincial record in the 1500 steeplechase, while Ceci was eighth in the same race.

Other top eighths in the country include:

4th Erin Valgardson Youth 1500m
6th Margrett Watt Midget 1200m
6th Josh Gonzalez Midget 1200m
8th Alyssa Moon Midget 800m
8th Jack Taylor Youth 800m
8th Erin Valgardson Youth 800m

In summary… two medals, 11/17 performances were top 8, 13/17 performances were top ten, 12/17 were personal bests. Great Job Wombats!

Canada Summer Games Results

Erin Valgardson was 11th in the Canada Games final in the 1500m running a fine personal best of 4:37.97 !
Congratulations on your first Canada Games! Erin will be eligible for the next Canada Games as well.