City of Champions hosts Track and Field’s Finest
Friday, June 11, 2010
OTTAWA –Edmonton will live up to its billing as the
City of Champions’ this weekend as it plays host to the inaugural Edmonton
International Track Classic. More than 120 athletes including 18
Olympians from more 10 countries will converge on Foote Field Saturday evening.
The Canadian spotlight
The Edmonton International Classic will provide a unique
opportunity for our home grown athletes to showcase their skills against some
of the world’s best athletes on home soil.
- Shot Putter and Canadian Record Holder Dylan
Armstrong of Kamloops, BC will be in Edmonton this weekend; he is currently
ranked fifth in the world.
- Heptathlete Jessica Zelinka of Calgary, AB will
be taking on Edmonton’s own Angela Whyte in the 100m hurdles; both represented
Canada at the 2008 Olympic Games. Zelinka was 5th in Beijing.
- Olympian Carline Muir will be competing in front
of a hometown crowd in the 400m.
- 2009 World Championship teammates Sam Effah and
Bryan Barnett will be vying for the ultimate title of the fastest man of the
meet; Barnett is the Canadian Champion in both the 100m and 200m while Sam
Effah holds Canada’s fastest time in the 100m this season.
Both were on
the 4x100m relay team that finished 5th at the 2009 World
Championships in Berlin.
- 2004 Olympians Malindi Elmore of Calgary, AB and
Diane Cummins of Victoria, BC will face off in the 800m.
Competition kicks off at 6:30pm at Foote Field at the
University of Alberta. For the complete schedule and other event information
Tickets are only $10 available at TIX on the Square and at
the door on event day. For media accreditation, and to set up interviews,
please contact Katherine Hoy at firstname.lastname@example.org,
World Juniors Combined Events Trials this weekend
The 2010 Canadian Junior Combined Events Championships take
place this weekend (June 12-13) at York University’s Toronto Track and Field
Centre in Toronto, ON. The event will serve as the selection trials in combined
events for the 2010 World Junior Championships team. The winners in the
heptathlon and decathlon will earn automatic births to the World Juniors
Canadian team. To view the complete selection criteria visit: http://www.athletics.ca/monctonjrs2010/main.asp?id=491
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