Athletics Canada names 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games team

Athletics Canada has named 24 athletes to the team that will compete at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games.

The 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games take place July 19-23 in the Bahamas.


Name, Hometown, Coach, Athlete Club Affiliation
Tatiana Aholou, Laval, Que., Annie Potvin, Club d'Athlétisme Dynamique de Laval
Erika Binder, Calgary, Juerg Meister, Caltaf
Tyra Boug, Kitchener, Ont., Ray Riley, Invictus Athletics
Jocelyn Chau, Toronto, Terry Radchenko, University of Toronto Track Club
Joshua Desouza, Brampton, Ont., Derek Hackshaw, Newmarket Huskies Track Club
Paul Fisher, Vancouver, Mary Chewning, Vancouver Thunderbirds
Anne Forsyth, London, Ont., Ian Forsyth, Speed River TFC
Dolly Gabri, Surrey, B.C., Gurpreet Gabri, Coastal Track Club
Lauren Gale, Ottawa, Andy McInnis, Ottawa Lions Track & Field Club
Joakim Généreux, St. Constant, Que., Ingrid Sandy, Kilomaitre De Lasalle
Marcus Kemp, Kitchener, Ont., Jeff Haller, Speed River TFC
Tiana LoStracco, Guelph, Ont., Jeff Haller, Speed River TFC
Sheldon Louza, Calgary, John Cannon, Calgary International
Brogan MacDougall, Kingston, Ont., Steve Boyd, Physi-Kult
Makenzy Pierre-Webster, Whitby, Ont., Randy Brookes, The Gazelles
Alexa Porpaczy, Surrey, B.C., Zbigniew Szelagowicz, Valley Royals
Aurora Rynda, Toronto, Terry Radchenko, University of Toronto Track Club
Sharelle Samuel, Nepean, Ont., Andy McInnis, Ottawa Lions Track & Field Club
Vaughn Taylor, Regina, Sask., Carla Nichols, Excel Athletika
Trinity Tutti, Welland, Ont., John Ahlstedt, Team Grunt
Katarina Vlahovic, Surrey, B.C., Jesse Dosanjh, Universal Athletics Club
Jordan Weston, Ottawa, Kirk Dillabaugh, Ottawa Lions Track & Field Club
Thomas Witkowicz, Brooklin, Ont., Terry Radchenko, University of Toronto Track Club
Ashley Germain, Laval, Que., Annie Potvin, Club d'Athlétisme Dynamique de Laval

Support staff

Name, Position, Hometown
Karl Meissner, Lloydminster, Alta., Head Coach
Dwight Francis,  Edmonton, Coach
Leslie Estwick, Ottawa, Coach
Annie Potvin, Alma, Que., Coach
Jessica Scarlato, Richmond Hill, Ont., Team Manager
Scott MacDonald, Ottawa, Team Leader

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