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Charleswood athlete back from Saskatoon

Teen competes at tri-province meet

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Erika Britton will be heading to Langley, B.C. in August to compete at the Royal Legion Canadian Youth Track and Field Championships.

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Erika Britton ran like the wind at a recent track meet.

The 14-year-old Charleswood resident competed in the 2014 Western Midget and Youth Tri-Province Meet  at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon, Sask. from July 18 to 20. The competing provinces in the competition were Manitoba, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Britton competed on July 19 and 20.

The Oak Park High School student participated in a total of five events: the 200-metre hurdles, the 80-metre hurdles, the 300-metre run, the 4x100 relay, and the medley relay.

Britton placed last in the 200-metre hurdles.

"I didn’t do very well," Britton said.

However, she made it through the preliminaries into the finals for the 80-metre hurdles. She also placed fourth in the 300-metre race.

In the 4x100 relay, the Manitoba Midget Team broke its provincial record with 49.38 seconds. In the medley relay, the Manitoba Midget Team placed first. For all results, visit http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/2014-midget-youth-teams-tri-province-meet/2733/

According to the Winnipeg Optimist Athletics’ website (http://winnipegoptimistathletics.ca/), Britton, along with 15 other young athletes has been named to the Manitoba Northwestern Ontario Legion Team to compete at the Royal Legion Canadian Youth Track and Field Championships, running from Aug. 15 to 17 in Langley, B.C.

Britton started running track because her older siblings, Kristjana and Stefan, did.

"They were pretty good, so I decided to start," Britton said.

Her favourite events are hurdles and the 300-metre sprint.

While Britton currently doesn’t have any concrete plan to pursue track and field as a career, she is thinking of running track when she gets to university.

"I think that would be really cool," Britton said.

For more information, visit http://www.youth.athletics.ca/index.php


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