Story and photography by Stephen J. Thorne
The National Youth Track and Field Championships took place Aug. 9-11, 2019, in Sydney, N.S., where 721 athletes—314 of them sponsored by The Royal Canadian Legion—competed. The event, hosted by Cape Breton University and the Legion’s Breton Branch, also involved 160 coaches, 150 officials and more than 600 volunteers. The LeRoy Washburn Award for the top female athlete went to Jaeland Cummings from BC/Yukon Command and the Jack Stenhouse Award for the top male athlete went to Ryan Jacklin from Ontario Command.
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Below is a selection of images of the athletes in action.