July 14, 2022 - Halifax, NS – After a hiatus, the Royal Canadian Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships are back in 2022.  The National Youth Track and Field Championships are fast approaching, and will be held in August in Sherbrooke, Quebec.   Athletes from across the province showed their very best in running, throwing and jumping this past weekend at the Athletics NS Track and Field Legion Team Trials Meet.  The event, held in Stellarton at Pioneer Coal Athletics Facility, brought together over 275 track and field athletes of all ages.  Those competing in the U16 and U18 Categories chased standards to be named to the 2022 Nova Scotia/Nunavut Legion Track and Field Team.

“On behalf of the staff representing the Nova Scotia/Nunavut Legion Command at the 2022 Royal Canadian Legion Nationals, we would like to congratulate all of the athletes named to the team for their incredible performances thus far this summer. It is great to see so many new athletes to the Legion program, as well as many that are returning with previous Provincial Team experience to help guide them.  All of these athletes have put in a tremendous amount of work over the last few months, and we are excited to see them put it all together in Sherbrooke.  For the hundreds of athletes that have gone through this program, the Legion Nationals are an experience unlike any other.  We are very thankful to once again receive the support of the Royal Canadian Legion to not only showcase the talents of these athletes, but to help them create memories and friendships that last a lifetime”. – Kirk Jessome – Head Coach

“The 44th Royal Canadian Legion Dominion National Track and Field will be taking place from August 5–7, 2022 in Sherbrooke Quebec. This is the only U18-U16 aged outdoor national track and field competition in Canada. The Legion selection trials for the Nova Scotia/ Nunavut Command Legion national team were held from July 9-10 at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Track in Stellarton. NS/NU Command RCL team selections have been completed and will be sending 38 athletes and 8 support staff to the nationals in August. I would like to thank the Pictou County Athletics Club, the Pioneer Coal Athletics organization and especially Athletics Nova Scotia for all they do to help our Legion Command field the team”. – Robert Hoeg, Nova Scotia/ Nunavut Command Sport Chairman / Track & Field Coordinator

The final team is:

Name HomeTown Age Category Events
Anna Jeong Halifax U16 300m
Anna Carruthers Beaverbank U16 1200m, 2000m
Anna Robinson Antigonish U18 3000m
Annabelle Raymond Halifax U16 100m, 200m
Anthony Phillips Sydney Mines U18 100m, High Jump
Austin Warren Truro U18 Shot Put
Blake Marchand Port Hawkesbury U18 High Jump
Brett King Hantsport U18 1500m, 3000m
Caden Campbell New Glasgow U18 200m
Cara MacDonald New Glasgow U18 400m, 800m
Carter Myatt Belmont U16 Long Jump, High Jump
Catherine Gaudry Windsor Junction U16 Triple Jump, High Jump
Conlan MacKenzie Antigonish U18 1500m
Ella Barry Sydney Mines U16 High Jump
Ella Bottomley Sydney Mines U18 800m, 1500m
Ella Farquharson Truro U16 Shot Put
Ethan Wolfe Valley U16 Triple Jump
Griffin Gamble Shad Bay U18 3000m
Haley Angus Amherst U18 Triple Jump
Isabella Gouthro Truro U18 100m
Jack MacNeil Little Harbour U16 1500m Steeplechase
Jennessa Wolfe Valley U18 High Jump, Triple Jump
Julia Konigshofer Waverley U18 Javelin
Lauren Thistle Milton U18 Shot Put
Liam Foley Digby U18 400m
Maryn Smith Oxford U16 80mH, 200mH
Max Minihan Sydney  U16 Discus
Myka Wilson Truro U16 Triple Jump
Owen Minihan Sydney U18 Discus
Queen Clayton Dartmouth U18 100m, 200m
Robert Martin Halifax U16 200mH
Robert James Jeffery North River U18 Triple Jump
Rylan Murphy Bedford U18 Shot Put
Ryshawn Diggs Dartmouth U18 200m
Vincent Armstrong Berwick U16 200m, 300m
Yunshu Zhao Halifax U16 200m
Zaila Benjamin Halifax U16 100m, 200m
Zoe Mosher Pleasantville U16 1200m, 2000m

For more information contact:
Kirk Jessome