Pictou Advocate sports

Local athletes eye Eastern Canada track meet


STELLARTON – Four Pictou County athletes are among more than 40 who have been chosen for Nova Scotia’s Under-22 track and field team that will be competing in August at the Eastern Canadian Espoirs Championships in Moncton.

The list includes high jumper Macayla Cullen of Stellarton, hurdler Megan Graham of Trenton, high jumper Kaelan Schmidt from Sutherlands River and 400-metre runner Heather Beaton of Stellarton.

The local residents do their training during the summer with Pictou County Athletics team at the Pioneer Coal Athletics Field.

The event will help those aspiring to represent Nova Scotia at the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

Provincial teams from Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador will take part in the competition.

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