Abbi Gaudry and Mya Archibald with the N.S. flag after a practice with Chebucto Athletics. (Submitted photo)

WINDSOR JUNCTION: Abby Lewis, Abbi Gaudry, and Mya Archibald will all don the Bluenose colours as they represent the province at the Royal Canadian Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships.

The August event will be held in Sydney and feature the best athletes across the province in running, throwing, and jumping.

Lewis, of Beaver Bank; Gaudry, of Wellington; and Archibald, of Windsor Junction, were named to the team following competition in Stellarton at Pioneer Coal Athletics Facility where more than 225 track and field athletes of all ages competed. Those competing in the U16 and U18 categories chased standards to be named to the 2019 Nova Scotia/Nunavut Legion Track and Field Team.

“What started as a group of individuals throwing, jumping, sprinting, and running, will come together in Sydney and form a team, with friendships created that will last a lifetime,” said head coach Steve Morley. “The athletes don’t do this by themselves. Many hours have been spent by parents, coaches, volunteers to help make them strong enough to be named to this team in 2019.”