By: Rachel Francois, VITC Communications
Date of VITC: JUNE 10, 2015 at Centennial Stadium, gates open at 6pm, event starts at 7pm
VICTORIA – The Victoria International Track Classic (Track Classic) is proud to confirm that two-time Olympian and University of Idaho Vandals Alumni Angela Whyte will be headlining the Women’s 100m Hurdles on June 10th at Centennial Stadium.
The Edmonton native has medaled at both the Commonwealth and Pan American Games and will be looking to achieve a qualifying standard to set her up for heading to the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Joining Whyte will be fellow Canadian Olympians Phylicia George and Nikkita Holder. George, after a 6th place finish in the 2012 London Olympic Games, and coming off a major injury in 2013 returned in 2014 in full form. She currently holds this seasons top ranked time at 12.94 and has achieved her Olympic standard which is set at 13.00. Holder, after finishing 16th at the 2012 Games, is looking for a big come-back after giving birth to a baby boy in 2013. George and Holder train in Toronto together. The women’s 100m hurdles is one of the deepest events in Canada, with multiple athletes having lifetime bests that rank them top in the world, putting them in perfect positions to make the Olympic final and medal in 2016.