Two of GCC’s finest young rising talents were repeatedly on the podium this past weekend at the Junior Canadian Track National Championships in Milton, ON.
Kiara Lylyk was on the top step multiple times winning 3 individual gold medals, 1 silver, and 3 team golds. In the Madison race (team of two), Kiara made a huge attack and lapped the entire field giving her team an extra 20 points, an absolutely astonishing accomplishment!
Mackenzie Watson, another incredible GCC athlete, took home an impressive trove of medals from her efforts on the track. She took silver in team pursuit with a team assembled as a last minute entry and silver in the 80 Lap Madison race with team mate Madeline LeBreton. Topping Mackenzie’s hardware haul, she put in a stunning performance to take gold in the team sprint on Team Ontario will fellow GCC member Kiara Lylyk, see below.
We cannot express enough the pride we have in watching these young athletes reap the rewards of their hard work and dedication. Be sure to heap praise upon them when next you meet.
Many kudos also to their coaches, friends and family without whose support their ascension would be far more difficult, if not impossible. Do let Heather and Russ know that their commitment and sacrifice for their children is also appreciated when you see them on our weekly GCC rides.