Among the 35 athletes named today to represent Canada at the upcoming NACAC U23 Championships are two of the Ottawa Lions very best – hurdler Ashlea Maddex and sprinter Devin Biocchi. The three day championship, which brings together the best espoir athletes from North America, Central America and the Caribbean, kicks off August 8th in Kamloops, BC.
This will be Maddex’s second appearance at the NACAC U23 championships following her bronze medal performance two years ago in Irapuato, Mexico. She will undoubtedly be looking to change the colour when she lines up for the 100m hurdles on August 9th. The Rockland native is coming off a bronze medal performance at last weekend’s national championships in Moncton which culminated in a personal best equalling 13.34 seconds.
For Devin Biocchi, this will be his fourth national team appointment after previously representing Canada at the 2010 World Junior Championships, 2011 Pan Am Junior Championships and 2013 Penn Relays. Devin will be a member of 4x400m relay team.