STELLARTON — Nine local athletes are among those who will represent the Royal Canadian Legion Nova Scotia-Nunavut Command track and field team at the National Legion championships.
The list includes Eilidh Cameron, Keighan DeCoff, Cara MacDonald, Matthew MacLeod, Mattea Miller-Evans, John Luke Taylor, Allie Sandluck and Gabrielle Smith.
Alex Bates was added to the list on Wednesday.
Their selection was based on their performances at the Nova Scotia-Nunavut meet on Saturday and Sunday at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field.
MacDonald won her 14-15 women’s 300-metre race. Keely McKay was fourth.
MacDonald also won her 800-metre run.
Kristen Ross won her 16-17 women’s 800-metre race, while Danielle McKay was second in her 18-19 women’s 800-metre run and second at 1,500 metres. She was also third at 3,000 metres.
Ross was third and Sandluck was fifth in their 1,500-metre race and third at 3,000 metres.
Amelia MacCallum was third in 12-13 women’s hurdles and third in her 80-metre dash. MacCallum also won her 60-metre race and shot put event.
Keely McKay and Chloe Stroud finished 1-2 in the 14-15 women’s hurdles.
Cameron won her 16-17 women’s high jump, while Miller-Evans was third in her 14-15 high jump event.
Alyssa Fortune was third in 12-13 long jump.
DeCoff won her 16-17 shot put, while Ann Findlay was the lone athlete in women’s 45-49 shot put. Findlay also entered javelin.
DeCoff won in discus and hammer throw, while Jordyn Ferguson was first and Stroud second in 14-15 javelin.
Jenna Reid was the only entry in 18-19 hammer throw and was third in javelin.
In men’s events, Logan Coulet was third in the 20-34 men’s 100-metre dash. He was the only high jumper in his age group. John Luke Taylor was second in the 16-17 200-metre dash.
Tyler MacLean was the only entry in the 12-13 800-metre race and the 1,200 run.
Ethan MacDonald was first and Luke MacDonald was second in the 16-17 1,500-metre race. They also finished 1-2 at 3,000 metres.
Taylor was second in his 16-17 200-metre final.
Jonah MacEachern was third in the men’s 18-19 1,500-metre race and second at 3,000 metres.
Breton MacDonnell was third in 16-17 men’s 110-metre hurdles.
Bates was first in 14-15 high jump and second in long jump.
MacLeod won his 14-15 javelin event.
Alan Simpson was the only entry in 45-49 shot put, hammer throw, javelin and discus, as was Alan Elliott in 65-69 shot put, javelin and discus.
Alec Bates leaps and stretches during a long jump attempt. (Goodwin photo)