Local track and field athletes excel in London at championships

Athletics track. © Can Stock Photo Inc. / fouroaks

Local Saugeen Track and Field Club athletes competed with other top athletes in the province at the Athletics Ontario U16 and U18 Track and Field Championships in London.

The competition was at the T.D. Waterhouse Stadium over the weekend.

STFC athletes won eight medals and set several personal bests and seasonal bests.

A small contingent of seven STFC U18 girls scored enough points to place STFC as the 6th best club in the province in the Youth Division. The Youth Division had 49 clubs competing and included both Boys and Girls totals.

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

Also ranked nationally are Jasmine Broere, 6th in Discus and 7th in Shot Put, and Michelle van Stuyvenberg, 7th in both Hammer and Discus.

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

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