Judging from recent results, two Langley Mustangs are ready to shine at the London Paralympic Games.
London-bound Paralympic track and field athletes Braedon Dolfo and Dustin Walsh had gold medal showings at the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Trials at Foothills Athletic Park in Calgary.
Dolfo, from Langley, won gold in the T13 men's 100m and 200m sprint events.
Walsh, from Coquitlam, sprinted to gold in the T11 men's 100m and 400m.
Walsh has no vision (T11) while Dolfo has about five per cent vision (T13). They compete internationally in two separate categories, and also together on the men's 4 x 100-metre relay team.
Walsh's guide runner, Dylan Williamson, hails from Langley.
Both are coached by Canadian Paralympic (and Trinity Western University) head coach Laurier Primeau.
The two leave for a training camp in Ottawa in mid-August. The Paralympic Games opening ceremonies are Aug. 29. Fellow Mustangs also did well at the Olympic trials and Canadian track and field championships.
Georgia Ellenwood won the girls 100metre dash. Ellenwood's 100m result was a bit of a surprise because she hasn't run in that event in two years.
She won with a time of 12.29 seconds which puts her second in B.C. youth rankings.
Ellenwood did not compete in the heptathlon because the event was so close to the world junior championships in Barcelona, Spain.
Her coach entered her in a few individual events in the high school invitational section.
She placed second in shotput and tied for first in high jump, averaging 9.82 metres in shotput and 1.60m in high jump.
This marked was the first time that Ellenwood has competed since a foot injury that kept the Langley Secondary student athlete out of the Subway B.C. high school track and field championships in early June.
In 2011, Ellenwood won the 100m hurdles, long jump, and high jump at the B.C. high school championships.
Other Mustangs' results from the trials in the senior division included:
. Robbie Gallaugher won a bronze in long jump with a 7.38m effort,
. Kyle Nielson placed second in javelin with a 73.64m throw, and
. Tiffany Perkins earned a bronze in javelin with a 52.59m effort.
All were short of the Olympic standard.
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