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For immediate release – August 13, 2018

This past weekend, 38 athletes from Nova Scotia competed at the 2018 Royal Canadian Legion Youth Track and Field Championships in Brandon, Manitoba.  The U18 team will be travelling home Tuesday with a little extra luggage…

The medallists are:

Keighan Decoff (New Glasgow) – bronze in U16 discus

Nick Beaulieu (Bedford) – silver in U18 100m

Maggie Smith (Halifax) – gold in U18 1500m *new legion record

Maggie Smith – gold in U18 3000m 

Michael Lander-Pinard (Middleton) – gold in the U16 Javelin

Nick Beaulieu – bronze in U18 long jump

Keighan Decoff – bronze in U16 shot put

Diego Marshall (Antigonish) – bronze in U16 high jump

Nick Landry (Bridgewater) – bronze in U18 400m hurdles

Nick Beaulieu – bronze in U18 200m

Katie Blunden (Halifax), Mikayla Boucher (Dartmouth), Carley Burrell (Hammonds Plains) and Maggie Smith take the bronze in the U18 4×400

 

Head Coach Lauren Duke said, “I’m extremely proud of this young track and field team.  They have worked very hard this entire season to make the standards and team selection for this national competition.  They faced the best track and field athletes in Canada.  The team brings home 23 personal bests, 1 legion record, 2 provincial records and 11 medals.  We are very thankful to the Royal Canadian Legion for the support they have given over a 42 year history of this National Competition”.

The Legion National Track and Field Championships will be hosted in Sydney NS in August 2019 and August 2020.  

 

For more information:

Anitra Stevens

athletics@sportnovascotia.ca