Three local track and field athletes are on the radar of the Olympic Development Program.
Jade Vaughan, Georgia Ellenwood and Carolyn Sutherland were among the list of athletes released by Athletics Canada on Nov. 14.
The Olympic Development Program’s objective is to identify, promote, develop and retain high performance success in a Canadian environment, which is aligned with Athletics Canada’s high performance plan.
The ODP’s primary focus is on athletes who will be between the ages of 23 and 30 in 2016. The program will provide the identified athletes with structure, leadership and resources as they move through towards Olympic and world championship success.
Vaughan was named to the junior tier 2 squad while Ellenwood and Sutherland are on the developing tier 2 squad.
Vaughan is in her freshman season with the University of Texas at Arlington track and field team. Locally, the Walnut Grove graduate trains with the Coquitlam Cheetahs Track and Field Club under the coaching of Tara Self.
Ellenwood and Sutherland are both Langley Secondary students who also train with the Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club under coach Kim Chapdelaine.