\Fifth Markham athlete added to Olympic track team

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Make it five from Markham.

MARKHAM — Former Bur Oak Secondary School and Markham District High School student Tremaine Harris (pictured here in an undated photo) has been named the fifth Markham athlete on the 2012 Canadian Olympic team.

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Make it five Markham residents who will represent Canada in track and field at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England.

Tremaine Harris, 20, was one of five additional nominees named by Athletics Canada to the 2012 Olympics team today.

Harris was nominated by the National Team Committee in the 200 metres as a Rising Star under the “truly exceptional circumstances” clause following his outstanding performances at the NACAC under-23 Championship.

Harris won the Canadian Track and Field Trials as a 20 year old, ran two Olympic A standards at the NACAC Under-23 Championship, including posting a time of 20.22 seconds which ranks him ninth in the world, and third all-time amongst Canadian athletes.

A former student at Markham District High School and Bur Oak Secondary School, Harris also had the required two B standards within the qualifying period.

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