Track club at championship event

Yorkton Legion Track Club athletes attended the 2013 Saskatchewan Track & Field Championships and Western Canadian tryouts that were held in Regina at the Canada Games Complex on June 15-16. They had 22 athletes from the Yorkton area attend. This was their biggest number of athletes ever attend an outdoor or indoor track meet this season.

Eight athletes from the Yorkton area were picked to be on team Saskatchewan to attend the Western Canada Midget & Youth Championship on July 25-26. Three of them competed against each other in the 100m dash - wining first, second and third. Saskatchewan Athletics were astonished how all three medal winners were from the same club. A relay team will be made with these three teammates and one more for the 4 x 100m in Calgary. These three were Devon Frounfelter, Jonah Sutter and Ethan Field. The others that qualified for Calgary were Jaden Porte, Cole Burkholder, Jaret Porte, Denton Dietz, Mikaila Ortynsky.

In addition, Kalyn Giroux has qualified to attend Junior Nationals. This will be July 12-14 in Sainte-Terese, Quebec. The qualifying standards for Junior nationals is 11.25m for women. Kalyn threw 11.49m at the 2013 Sask. High School Provincials, winning a gold medal. She also won a gold medal at 2013 Sask. Age Class Championship with a distance of 11.92m. This distance has far surpassed the qualifying standard for Junior nationals.

YLTC's other successful story is that Cole Burkholder has qualified for National Youth Track & Field Championships in Langley, B.C., which will be August 9-11. Cole had a time of 3:29 at the Saskatchewan Championships that the qualifying time is 3:30. Brenden Webber and Jaden Porte were also on the edge of their qualifying times. They both have a couple meets that they can attend to hit their targets.

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