Canada Summer Games Team Alberta Announced!
Alberta’s top three male and three female junior triathletes, each between 16 and 19 years of age, have been named to represent Alberta during the 2017 Canada Summer Games to be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba later this summer.
Team Alberta Women Team Alberta Men
1) Emma Skaug (Calgary) 1) Aidan Comeau (Edmonton)
2) Mary Hnatyshyn (Calgary) 2) Neo Gleason (Canmore)
3) Hayley Basterash (St. Albert) 3) Chris Gregor (Calgary)
ALTERNATE - Abby Wilson (St. Albert) ALTERNATE – Luke Hanson (St. Albert)
The final team selection was made after a thrilling Junior Draft Legal race held in St. Albert on June 11. Fifteen top junior females and males all competed in a sprint distance race, which combines a 750m swim, 20km bike ride, and 5km run into one raced event.
Team Alberta members will now prepare to match their skills with the best in the country, competing in three separate events; Individual Triathlon, Team Relay and the Mixed Team Relay, accumulating points (men and women will be ranked together) from all events to provide the final Provincial/Territorial team Games ranking.
Prior to the Games, many of the athletes will fine-tune their fitness at the National Junior Championships in Ottawa to be held on June 17-18.
Team Alberta athletes will compete during the first week of the Games (July 28 to August 6), against 60 of Canada’s best young competitors. The 2017 Canada Summer Games, this country’s largest multi-sport event for young athletes, will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and feature over 4,000 athletes from 19 different sports, attracting over 20,000 spectators over the duration of the Games.
About the Games
Winnipeg, Manitoba will host the Canada Summer Games July 28 – August 13, 2017. Featuring 16 sports, over 250 events and a major cultural festival, the 2017 Canada Games will welcome over 4,000 athletes and coaches and more than 20,000 visitors.
The Canada Games are this country’s largest multi-sport event for young athletes and in 2017 will celebrate their 50th anniversary and Canada’s 150th birthday. The 2017 Canada Summer Games will leave a lasting legacy of new and enhanced sport facilities, volunteer and leadership development that will benefit athletes and the broader community for years to come. For more information on the Games, please visit the Games Website. The sport of triathlon is featured during Week One of the Games from July 27-August 5.
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