Logvin’s on the run for Canada

Oakville’s Serghei Logvin has been selected to the Canadian Orienteering Federation’s High Performance Program for 2012. These athletes represent orienteers from across the country who have the potential to represent Canada at the World Championship level.

Born in Kishinёv, Moldova, Logvin has been involved in orienteering for about five years. The 21-year-old athlete competed in several events last year including: first at TOC Championships Long distance; placing second at the Canal Cities Challenge Sprint distance in Buffalo; a fourth place finish at the U.S. SML Champs long distance run in Maine; and a fourth place finish at Ontario O Champs Middle distance.

Logvin is a member of the Golden Horseshoe Orienteering Club.

The High Performance Program consists of junior and senior aged athletes.

Magnus Johansson continues his position as coach for the senior athletes, with Brent Langbakk coming on board this year as coach for the junior athletes.

“The senior athletes in the HPP had a strong year in 2011 with improving results at the World Championships,” says Johansson. “The goal for 2012 is to continue to build on this trend. We are currently especially strong on the women’s side, thanks to a few dedicated individuals. For the men, there is a wave of young and motivated athletes training hard. The competition to make the national team is tougher than ever and we expect this to show in the international races this year.”

A full list of athlete profiles can be found at http://orienteering.ca/team-canada/high-performance.