Team Alberta at 2016 Canadian National Championships (L-R): Claire Laing, Joshua Riker-Fox, Shayaan Kirmani, Joel Riker-Fox, Sydney Lutz, Darragh O’Malley, Victoria Lasalle, Gavin Pigott, Connie Olson and Aryan Alibhai.
July 23-24 2016 – 2016 Canadian Pentathlon Nationals was hosted by Pentathlon Quebec in scenic Sherbrooke, QC over the weekend of July 23rd. Some comments from Pentathlon Alberta President Connie Olson on Nationals and how the Alberta Team fared:
“This years Modern Pentathlon Canadian Championship was held July 23-24, Sheerbrooke, Quebec. Pentathlon Alberta had 8 members, the largest contingent to attend Nationals in another province. Alberta enjoyed great success with 6 medals; Gold to Gavin Pigott in Youth C Boys, Sydney Lutz in Youth C Girls, Aryan Alibhai in Youth D Boys; Bronze to Victoria Lasalle in Youth C Girls and Shayaan Kirmani in Youth D Boys. Joel Riker-Fox received Silver in Senior Men and both Claire Laing, Senior Women, and Connie Olsen, Masters Women, placed 4th. Congratulations to all these athletes for their great performance. Joshua Riker-Fox attended on behalf of the ARES Pentathlon Club. Darragh O’Malley represented Alberta Pentathlon in the Team Lead role, supporting all the Alberta pentathletes and noted this as a showcase of up coming athletes representing Alberta as a pentathlon hub in Canada. Athletes, family members and friends came out to support and some participated in Sunday’s Relay making this a spirited day promoting fun and friendship in the Canadian pentathlon community. Many thanks and much appreciation to Pentathlon Quebec, a young federation, for taking on organizing, hosting and delivering a wonderful event. Merci. And in the spirit of the event, Felicitation to our athletes for their success in Quebec.”
Well done to all athletes! Here’s to a relaxing summer before everyone returns to train hard in September. Results from 2016 National Championships can be found here.