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Posted: April 14, 2009  : Add to Mixx!

Athletics: Athletics Canada names Americas Race Walking Championship Team

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

OTTAWA - Athletics Canada announced today the team that will compete at the Americas Race Walking Championships in San Salvador, El Salvador May 1st and 2nd. This year the roster will include a full Senior Men’s Team along with solo performances in the Senior Women’s and Junior Men’s events.

Canada will present its most youthful race walk team ever; "What this team lacks in age and experience they more than make up for in heart and enthusiasm” says Gerald Dragomir, Team Leader and Head Coach. “They know who they are and they know that they can achieve great things. They have high standards and the capacity to attain their goals. This experience will be one small step along the path leading them to the world stage. It's a privilege to be able to participate in that process." 

Among the roaster is Junior Race Walker Evan Dunfee of Vancouver, BC. Evan had a spectacular 2008 season racing to a personal record at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He also was the recipient of Athletics Canada’s Fred Begley Memorial Trophy awarded to the top athlete in off-track events. This year Evan is setting his targets high as he will try and capture one of the oldest junior records in the 10km race walk set by Guillaume LeBlanc in 1981; In 1992 Guillaume won a silver medal in the 20km race walk at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.

2009 Canadian Race Walk Team

Name

Event

Hometown

Coach

Creighton Connolly

20km Senior Men

Vancouver, BC

Gerry Dragomir

Evan Dunfee

10km Junior Men

Vancouver, BC

Gerry Dragomir

Alexandre Gagné

20km Senior Men

Boulanger, QC

Jocelyn Gagné

Inaki Gomez

20km Senior Men

Vancouver, BC

Gerry Dragomir

Megan Huzzey

20km Senior Women

Vancouver, BC

Gerry Dragomir


Team Staff

 

 

 

Gerry Dragomir

Team Leader / Head Coach

Vancouver, BC

 

For more information including the host website, schedule and more, visit: Athletics.ca

-AC-


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