Ellenwood bronzed in Colombia

Langley teens helps Canada medal in 4x400 relay at world youth track and field championships

Langley's Dean Ellenwood helped Canada win the bronze medal in the mixed 4x400 relay on Sunday at the world youth track and field championships in Cali, Colombia.

Langley's Dean Ellenwood helped Canada win the bronze medal in the mixed 4x400 relay on Sunday at the world youth track and field championships in Cali, Colombia.

Dean Ellenwood helped Canada win the bronze medal.

The Langley teen was competing at the IAAF world youth track and field championships in Cali, Colombia last week and he helped his country place third in the 4×400 mixed relay event on the final day of the competition.

The meet ran July 15 to 19.

The Canadian side finished in a time of 3:23.60, which was actually tied with South Africa, but the photo-finish reading gave the edge to South Africa for the silver medal.

The U.S. won the gold medal, crossing the finish line in 3:19.54.

Ellenwood also ran in the 800m event on day one of the competition, finishing fifth in his heat with a time of 1:53.70.

He was one of two Langley athletes representing Canada.

Megan Champoux was fourth in her heat of the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:02.06.

The pair both train with the Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club.