All Stars Track and Field Team at Provincial Qualifiers

All Stars March in the Opening Ceremony
All Stars March in the Opening Ceremony

Athletes and coaches who attended the July 2016 Brantford Track Meet and Provincial Qualifiers had an excellent day! Rocking their new bright yellow team shirts with the All Stars logo on the back, the team did Burlington proud.

Our All Stars athletes all worked so hard and it paid off – with 83 placements in the top three (1st, second or third place). We had enthusiastic competitors in the 100m, 200m and 400m track events – and in Javelin, Shot Put, Running Long Jump and Standing Long Jump for the field events.

Mert takes off at the Running Long Jump
Mert takes off at the Running Long Jump

Results from this meet will determine which athletes from the Wildebeest conference will move on to represent South Central division at the Provincials in 2017.

Did you know that In Special Olympics competitions, athletes of all ability levels are able to participate, and every athlete is recognized for his or her performance? Through a process called divisioning, Special Olympics competitions are structured so that athletes compete with other athletes of similar gender, age and ability in equitable divisions. This makes for exciting competitions!

Two All Stars friends watch the Town Crier
Two All Stars friends watch the Town Crier

The opening ceremony at Brantford was a wonderful celebration with a town crier officially getting things off to an exciting start – and athletes were even treated to a zumba group warm up!

Lunch – always one of the highlights of a track meet – was subs and treats as athletes, coaches and parents all happily chatted about the days events under the shade of our Burlington canopies.

Back to Monday night practices to prepare for the next meet!

All Stars athletes pose for a photo
All Stars athletes pose for a photo

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