Trinidad to test tandem

Two area competitors have been selected to Athletics Canada’s team which will travel to Port-of-Spain, Trinidad for the 2012 North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) Cross Country Championships.

Competing in the Junior Men’s 6km event is Troy Smith of Grimsby. In the Junior Women’s 4km event is Michelle Molodynia of Niagara Falls.

Both are trained by Sharon Stewart.

The meet will be held on Saturday, March 17. The Canadian team competed at last year’s edition, also held at Port-of-Spain, with the junior men and women taking gold and the senior men and women winning silver.

Thelma Wright, Head Coach of the NACAC Cross Country team has a clear objective for her squad. “The goal is to win the team competition in Trinidad and it is attainable. We will be led by two-time national champion and 2011 NACAC runner up Cameron Levins.” Wright is hopeful the junior squad will benefit from a great experience. “The juniors have their sights set on the World Junior championship later this summer, having seniors and juniors together on this team will develop a great sense of national team spirit, displaying the value of training and working together for common goals.”