RIO! (Go Caleb)

Caleb JonesAthletics Canada just sent out this press release about the 2016 Games in Rio. And my little brother is on the development list! Go Caleb. I taught him everything. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 2010

Athletics Canada identifies athletes for Team 2016 Olympic Development Program

OTTAWA – The future of Canadian track and field has been identified as Athletics Canada announced today the athletes who have been selected for the Team 2016 Olympic Development Program (ODP).  The program is designated to create a development pathway leading to sustainable high performance success in 2016 and beyond. 

“Identifying the best young athletes who we believe can succeed in 2016 and beyond extends and widens our high performance pathway leading to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro”, explains Athletics Canada’s Head Coach Alex Gardiner. Gardiner adds, “Program director Carla Nicholls and National Centre coach colleagues have nominated a squad of athletes who have met international benchmarks for their age; these athletes are training with accomplished coaches in good environments. This is our next wave and it’s a strong one!”

For more information on Team 2016 ODP please see http://athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=1078.

Team 2016 Identified Athletes

Name

Event

Hometown

Coach

Bryan Barnett

Relay

Edmonton, AB

Monte Stratton

Anthony Berkis

Distance

Oshawa, ON

Dennis Fairall

Derek Drouin

High Jump

Corunna, ON

Joel  Skinner/Jeff Huntoon

Crystal Emmanuel

Sprints

East York ON

Desai Williams

Elizabeth Gleadle

Javelin

Vancouver, BC

Tom Nielsen

Kim Hyacinthe

Relay

Lachenaie, QC

Daniel St-Hilaire

Caleb Jones

Javelin

Saint John, NB

Larry Steinke

Geneviève Lalonde

Distance

Moncton, NB

Dave Scott Thomas

Annie Larose

Hammer

Verchères, QC

Anatoliy Bondarchuk

Annie Leblanc

Distance

Repentigny, QC

José Sant

Ashlea Maddex

Sprints

St. Pascal-Baylon, ON

Andrew Pagé

Oluwasegun Makinde

Sprints

Ottawa, ON

Glenroy Gilbert

Rachael McIntosh

Heptathlon

Bridgewater, NS

Les Gramantik

Carline Muir

Relay

Edmonton, AB

Scott Saunders / Wes Moerman

Amonn Nelson

Javelin

Calgary, AB

Brenda Van Tighem

Kyle Nielsen

Relay

Langley, BC

Tom Nielsen

Heather Steacy

Hammer

Lethbridge, AB

Larry Steinke

Taylor Stewart

Long Jump

London, ON

Vickie Crowley / Frank Erle

Chanice Taylor-Chase

Sprints

Ajax, ON

Desai Williams

Damian Warner

Decathlon

London, ON

Gar Leshon / Brett Lumley

Branden Wilhelm

High Jump

London, ON

Sandy Cooper-Ryder


On Thursday of this week Athletics Canada will release the names of the athletes who comprise Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the Juniors (17 – 19 years old) and Rising Star Squads (20 – 24 years old).  These squads, along with the Team 2016 identified athletes, represent the future of track and field in Rio and beyond. 

-AC-

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