Dolfo earns spot on Canadian team

Braeden Dolfo will be jumping for Canada in November when he goes to Mexico as part of the Canadian track and field team to compete at the Parapan American Games.

Braeden Dolfo will be jumping for Canada in November when he goes to Mexico as part of the Canadian track and field team to compete at the Parapan American Games.

Braeden Dolfo is off to Mexico in November.

The 17-year-old from Langley Secondary — and member of the Langley Mustangs Track and Field Club — will represent Canada at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Of the 26 member Canadian team, Dolfo is the lone B.C. athlete.

The legally blind track and field athlete has qualified to race in the 100m, but is aiming to also compete in the 200m and the long jump events.

Dolfo placed third earlier this year at the world championships, but is currently recovering from hip surgery.