High jumper Aiden Grout has been selected to the U18 National Team to compete at the 2019 NACAC U18 being held in Querétaro, Mexico, from July 5-7. The team, comprised of the 25 best athletes from across Canada will compete against athletes from 31 different countries across North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Grout is currently the #1 ranked high jumper for U18 and U20 in Canada coming off an impressive 2.09m jump to win the BC High School Championships last month. Coach Kevin Harrison is excited to see what Grout will do on the international stage: “Aiden has demonstrated consistency in his performance, strong work ethic in practice, and a competitive drive that will be key to continued success this season. He has come very far in the last 12 months, but he certainly isn’t done yet.” Next up for Grout is the Harry Jerome Invitational at Swanguard Stadium in Burnaby on June 20 where he will face a strong field of mostly Canadian jumpers including Django Lovett (2.30m) and Mike Mason (2.31m).