Matti Erickson (in green) pulls ahead of Vancouver’s Nico Aron to win the 800-metre race earlier this month in Kamloops. Photo submitted

Matti Erickson (in green) pulls ahead of Vancouver’s Nico Aron to win the 800-metre race earlier this month in Kamloops. Photo submitted

Matti Erickson to compete for Team B.C.

Erickson will race at nationals next month in Sydney, N.S.

Nelson’s Matti Erickson will represent Team B.C. at the Canadian Legion Youth Track and Field Championships next month.

Erickson, who was competing for the Kootenay Chaos track club, won the 800-metre race as well as the 1,500 and 2,000 steeplechase events at the B.C. Jamboree in Kamloops, July 5 to 7.

Erickson will race in each of those events as part of the 25-member provincial team, which heads to nationals in Sydney, N.S., on August 7 to 9.

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