Canadian Junior Championsh​ips start tomorrow

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Athletics Canada

July 11, 2013, ST-THERESE (ISN) – The Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships kick off tomorrow in St-Therese, Que. 546 athletes (297 male, 249 female) will converge at Richard Garneau Stadium competing for the national junior titles.

Entries:

834 total entries – 440 male / 394 female

Most entries on the track:

Men’s 200m > 50 entries

Women’s 200m > 47 entries

Most entries in throwing events:

Men’s discus > 14 entries

Women’s discus > 17 entries

Most entries in jumping events:

Men’s high jump > 24 entries

Women’s triple jump > 23 entries

Canadian Record Holders (pending 2013 ratification)

Men’s 100m – Andre De Grasse (10.25)

Men’s 1500m – Adam Palamar (3:38.92)

Men’s Pole Vault – Shawnacy Barber (5.71m)

Women’s Pole Vault – Robin Bone (4.22m)

Pan American Junior Championships Selection Trials

The Canadian Junior Championships will also serve as the selection trials for the 2013 Pan American Junior Championships. The top 2 athletes who have achieved the standard within the qualifying period will be selected, provided they finish minimally top three this weekend. For more information including standards visit: http://www.athletics.ca/files/2013PANAMJUNIOR-SELECTIONCRITERIA-EN%20-%20UPDATED%20APRIL%2018.PDF

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