Brandys and Bitchoka to represent Ontario

On Friday, sprinter Lindsay Brandys and high jumper Barbara Bitchoka were named to their first provincial team as the duo will represent Ontario at the upcoming Eastern Canada Espoir Championships taking place August 6-7 at the Moncton Stadium in New Brunswick.

Both athletes were nominated based on their performances at this summer’s Ontario Championships. Brandys was a finalist over 100m and 200m at the Ontario Senior Championships back in June while Bitchoka won bronze with her clearance of 1.70m.

The Eastern Canadian Espoirs Championships are provided as an opportunity for athletes to show their fitness and prepare for the Jeux du Canada Games 2017. Provincial teams from Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick,Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador are scheduled to compete head to head in this Eastern Canadian competition.