The week of July 3rd, 28 of our Jr/Sr athletes headed to Ottawa, Ontario to compete at the Canadian National Championships. Our athletes performed very well and many personal bests were achieved. Congratulations to everyone who competed we couldn’t be prouder of you!
London Western's power couple, Caroline Ehrhardt and Taylor Stewart had absolutely huge performances at nationals. Caroline took gold in TJ with a new lifetime best of 13.53m and Taylor Stewart took silver in the Decathlon with a new lifetime best of 7882pts, 600pts higher than his previous best.
By the numbers...
Top 10: 27
Lynton Lam – 2nd Pole Vault with 3.70m
Christy Rizzo – 8th Pole Vault
Ally Gonzalez – 6th 400mH
Caroline Ehrhardt – 1st Triple Jump with 13.53m
Alicia Smith – 4th Triple Jump
Sara Villani – 10th Javelin Throw
Katy Abran – 4th 100m Para Wheelchair, 5th 200m Para Wheelchair, 6th 400m Para Wheelchair
Ruach Padhal – 7th 800m
Matt MacNeill – 8th Long Jump
Mark Bujnowski – 2nd Shot Put with 17.17m, 2nd Discus Throw with 54.26
Anthony Atkinson – 8th Discus Throw
Josh Mather – 2nd Javelin Throw with 57.06m
Mackenzie Josie – 6th Discus Throw, 8th Shot Put
Will Christodoulou – 7th Javelin Throw
Mike Johnstone – 5th Long Jump Para Ambulatory
Kevin Strybosch – 1st Discus Throw Para Ambulatory with 44.65m, 5th Shot Put Para Ambulatory
Josh Mather and Megan Dunn both represented Canada for the first time in the Pan Am Combined Events Capital Cup that ran in conjunction with nationals. Both took home silver medals as part of the Capital Cup. Megan was the national gold medalist and Josh was national silver medalist. They competed in the decathlon and heptathlon.
Pan American Combined Events Capital Cup
Special congratulations to the following athletes who were chosen to represent Canada at the Pan American Combined Events Capital Cup which ran concurrently with National Championships...
Megan Dunn (Jr W) – 2nd in Heptathlon at Capital Cup and 1st in Heptathlon at Nationals
Josh Mather (Jr M) - 2nd in Decathlon at Capital Cup and 2nd in Decathlon at Nationals
Taylor Stewart (Sr M) – 2nd in Decathlon at Capital Cup and 2nd in Decathlon at Nationals