Royal Canadian Legion Youth Championship starts Friday


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Royal Canadian Legion Youth Championship starts Friday

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The Royal Canadian Legion Youth Track and Field Championship begin Friday August 9 in Langley, B.C., at McLeod Athletic Park. The championship, hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary BC/Yukon Command, will see 736 athletes compete for national titles over the three-day competition.

Catch the action online

Delayed video footage will be available throughout the competition at www.YO.ca. A two-hour special will also air on Shaw at a date to be determined in August.

Over 1,000 entries

In total 1149 entries are registered for the Legion Youth Championship, below is a listing of events with the most entries by age category and gender.

Midget Boys

Track – 28 in the 800-metres

Jumps – 18 in high jump

Throws – 17 in discus throw

Midget Girls

Track – 30 in the 100-metres

Jumps – 18 in long jump

Throws – 16 in discus throw

Youth Boys

Track – 37 in the 200-metres

Jumps – 15 in the high jump and long jump

Throws – 18 in shot put

Youth Girls

Track – 34 in 300-metre hurdles

Jumps – 16 in high jump

Throws – 15 in discus, hammer, and javelin

108 relay teams will take part in eight relay events including the midget and youth 4×100-metres, youth 4×400-metres and in the midget medley relay.

Special events

A number of special events are planned in coordination with the 2013 Royal Canadian Legion Youth Track and Field Championship beginning with the official Opening Ceremony on the evening of Friday August 9. Other special events include the National Peacekeepers Day Tribute to honour the 158 Canadian fallen soldiers from the Afghanistan War. A 60th Anniversary Korean War Armistice will take place as well as a Candlelight Tribute during the Closing Ceremony to symbolically pass the Torch of Remembrance.

For additional championship information visit www.youth.athletics.ca.

-AC-

Emily Hooper
Coordinator, Marketing and Communications
Athletics Canada
(613) 260-5580 x.3332

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