Abbotsford’s Joshua Carsience impressed at the Legion Youth National Track and Field Championships last weekend.

The Valley Royals athlete earned a bronze medal for Team B.C. in the U18 men’s pole vault at the event, which was held on the campus of Cape Breton University in Sydney, N.S. from Aug. 9 to 11.

Canada’s top-ranked U18 pole vaulters persevered in tough conditions, vaulting in rain and strong wind throughout the competition. Carsience started lower than he normally would have and worked his way up to win the bronze with a vault of 3.95 metres.

The medals the athletes received commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day – June 6, 1944.

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