5 track athletes added to Canadian Olympic team
Five athletes have been added to Canada’s track and field team for the London Olympics.
The addition Thursday of runners Sheila Reid, Daundre Barnaby, Aaron Brown, Kerri-Ann Mitchell and Tremaine Harris brings the Canadian track and field roster up to 45 athletes.
Reid (women's 5,000 metres), Brown (men's 200 metres), Harris (men's 200 metres) and Mitchell (women's 100 metres) all got in through Athletics Canada’s Rising Star provision after failing to qualify at the Canadian trials.
A spot opened up for Mitchell after Phylicia George decided to drop out of the 100 metres in London to concentrate on the 100-metre hurdles.
Barnaby, who was born in Jamaica and now lives in Brampton, Ont., won the men's 400 metres at the Canadian Olympic trials on June 29 but had been waiting to receive his Canadian passport.