Team NB Wins 6 Medals at National Legion Track & Field Championshi

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Aug 12 2018 - Team NB Wins 6 Medals at National Legion Track & Field Championships


This past weekend in Brandon, Manitoba, 37 of athletes competed for Team New Brunswick at the Canadian Legion Track and Field Championships. The Legion Championships serve as the national championships for athletes in both the U 16 and U18  categories. New Brunswick came home 6 medals, 6 provincial records, and countless personal bests.

Our athletes did not disappoint, squaring off against top talent from across the country. There were great performances seen across both age categories over the course of the weekend.

Notable performances include:

- Erin Vringer of Saint John, who captured a gold medal in the U16 1200m with a time of 3:32.93, this time also broke her own provincial record. Vringer also competed in the 2000m and 1500m steeplechase which she placed third in for both events, with a time of 6:23.50 and 4:56.59, respectively. Her performance in the 1500m steeple chase broke another one of her previous provincial records.

- Craig Thorne of Quispamsis competed in the U18 110m hurdles with a final time of 14.21 earning him a bronze medal and a new provincial record. Thorne also competed in the 400m hurdles and finished in first place with a time of 54.42 which also earned him another provincial record

- Francois Richard of Dieppe took home a silver medal in the U16 1500m steeple chase, as well as a new provincial record with a time of 4:29.51. Francois also competed in the 2000m race, falling just short of the podium with a fourth place finish and a time of 5:57.85.

- The midget girls 4x100m relay team broke the long standing provincial record (1974) with a time of 49.99 and finished in fourth place overall. The team was comprised of Shelby MacIsaac of Riverview, Carys Jacobson of Fredericton, Janelle Allanach of Dieppe, and Marena-Solim Halaoui of Fredericton.

Full results can be found online at: ­­­