Track and Field

Damian Warner, Derek Drouin top Canada's Commonwealth athletics team

Olympic bronze medallist Derek Drouin headlines Athletics Canada roster of 50 athletes who will compete at the Commonwealth Games next month in Glasgow.

Top women include Theisen-Eaton, Zelinka, George

Canada's Damian Warner celebrates after placing third overall following the men's decathlon at the world championships last year. (Ivan Sekretarev/The Associated Press)

Olympic bronze medallist Derek Drouin headlines Athletics Canada roster of 50 athletes who will compete at the Commonwealth Games next month in Glasgow.

Drouin, from Corunna, Ont., finished third at the 2012 London Games and also took bronze at the world championships last year.

Other notable names include two-time world championship silver medallist Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Humboldt, Sask., and Damian Warner of London, Ont., who won bronze in the decathlon at the 2013 world championships.

"I am very proud of the team selected," head coach Peter Eriksson said Wednesday in a release. "Our team objective is to surpass the results from the 2010 edition of the Games where we won 17 medals. In 2010, 84 per cent of the team finished in the top eight.

"The team is a healthy mix of young blood and experienced athletes, they are focused on what it will take to get the job done."

Athletics Canada is the national governing body for track and field, cross country, road running and road racing. The Commonwealth Games will be held July 23-Aug. 3.

Theisen-Eaton just broke Jessica Zelinka's national points record in the heptathlon. Calgary's Zelinka, and hurdlers Phylicia George of Toronto and Angela Whyte are among the top competitors for Canada in women's events.

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