LaSalle Athlete Aims To Be A Top 100 Future Olympian

A LaSalle athlete and Sandwich Secondary School student has an eye on the Olympics.

18-year-old Blake McConville will take part in a regional Olympic talent search this Saturday in Toronto as part of the Top 100 'Future Olympian' prospects in Ontario.

The event gives athletes a chance to test their strength, speed and endurance in front of officials from 14 Olympic sports, and earn 'Future Olympian' funding from RBC.

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Blake McConville (Photo courtesy of Blake McConville)

In McConville's case, his sport is the javelin, he says his parents saw a commercial about the talent search.

"It popped up a couple of times during the Olympics or something and they thought 'might as well sign Blake up for this,' just to see how I do in it and when it could go."

McConville has been a track and field athlete in high school, he's played AAA baseball and has just finished his first OHL season as a member of the Sudbury Wolves.

 

— with files from AM800's Zander Broeckel