Led by multi-medal winner Georgia Ellenwood, the Langley Mustangs had a club record-breaking performance at the 2012 Legion Canadian Youth Track and Field Championships.
The meet involving youth and midgetaged athletes was held Aug. 17-19 at the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown.
A record number of 13 medals were won by the Langley club at the national competition.
Five Mustangs represented the province as members of Team BC.
Two other Langley athletes competed independently, representing the Mustangs.
In the youth category (U18) Ellenwood garnered four medals for Team BC with a gold in long jump (5.78 metres), a silver in the 200m dash (25 seconds) and bronze medals in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays.
Max Hanna captured gold in the javelin, with a personal best throw of 58.36 metres.
In the midget (U16) category, four Team BC members placed on the podium.
Brittni Wolczyk dominated the throws, with gold medals in discus (35.92m) and javelin (44.97m). Both were personal best performances.
Teagan Rasche won gold in the 1500m racewalk and silver in the hammer with a throw of 48.20m.
Distance runner Nickolas Colyn impressed with a gold medal in the 2000m with a time of five minutes, 53 seconds, and a silver in the 1500m steeplechase with a time of four minutes, 22 seconds.
To round off the B.C. team members, multi-eventer Robyn Buckingham finished with a score of 3,090 to get the silver medal.
Newcomer Jordan Ellingson, in his first national competition, won a gold medal in javelin with a throw of 49.65m.
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This wraps up a long and successful year for these Mustangs' athletes.
The next youth and midget Canadian championships will be held at McLeod Stadium in 2013 and '14, when Langley plays host to top track and field athletes from across the nation.
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