Port Alberni's Thompson Weegar competes in a running event at the Legion National track and Field championships in Langley last weekend.

Two medals for Weegar at national track finals

Port Alberni athlete returns to Port Alberni with medals.

Port Alberni track and field athlete Thompson Weegar has returned from the Legion National Track and Field Championships with a pair of medals.

Two other Port Alberni athletes, Rylee Mitchell and Nikeisha Dass, also competed at the legion nationals, held at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley from Aug. 7–13.

Dass competed in the girls’ U16 javelin but fouled and did not record a score.

Mitchell finished eighth in boys’ U16 javelin (43.84-metre throw), 10th in the 800-metre race and 18th in the 300m race.

Weegar won a bronze medal in boys’ U16 discus with a throw of 49.99 metres. He also won a gold with the boys’ U16 4x100m relay team.

Weegar also finished sixth in the 200m dash with a time of 23.58 seconds, and ninth in the 100m with a time of 11.82 seconds.

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