Canada's international track presence bursting

Derek Drouin of Canada reacts as he competes on his way to a first place finish in the Men's High...

Derek Drouin of Canada reacts as he competes on his way to a first place finish in the Men's High Jump final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 30, 2014. (REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:23 PM ET

Is Canada getting on track in track?

Derek Drouin, the high jumper who won bronze at the 2012 Olympics, silver at the 2013 IAAF world championships and now gold at the Commonwealth Games, swears that's what's happening here.

“I think a lot of people are really stepping up. We're definitely making strides ahead of where we were a few years ago and even last year. I definitely think we're moving in the right direction and good things are happening,” said Drouin.

When the 'A' athletes show up like they did this year, the Commonwealth Games can be a good measuring stick of where you're at as a nation halfway to the Olympics. And Canada's high performance director Scott MacDonald believes Canadian track is on track and that you'll witness that in 2015 and 2006 with the Canadian championships in Edmonton with Toronto Pan-Am and Rio Olympic selection from the two.


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