OTTAWA (CIS) – Canadian Interuniversity Sport, in conjunction with Athletics Canada, announced Friday the 41 student-athletes who will represent Canada in track and field at the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea (July 3-14).
The roster is comprised of 23 women and 18 men, including 26 who attend Canadian universities and 15 who study at institutions based in the United States.
Highlighting the red and white delegation are four returnees from the 2013 FISU Games held in Kazan, Russia, including Ryan Brockerville of Marystown, Nfld., Brandon Lord of Whistler, B.C., Ross Proudfoot of Sudbury, Ont., and Benjamin Thorne of Kitimat, B.C.
Of the group, Thorne had the best result two years ago as he claimed a bronze medal in the 20-kilometre race walk team competition. He also placed 16th in the individual standings.
Gwangju 2015 website: www.gwangju2015.com
Team Canada website: http://english.cis-sic.ca/universiade/summer/2015/index