Tiana Hesmert, Daryl Yuen and Paulo Guerero to compete for Team BC at the 2023 Canadian Track and Field Championships

A female wheelchair racer in an orange racing chair pushes down a track.

BCWSA Athletics athletes Tiana Hesmert, Daryl Yuen and Paolo Guererro will be suiting up for Team BC at the 2023 Bell Canadian Track and Field at Langley's McLeod Athletic Park from July 27-30.

Daryl Yuen (Vancouver) makes his return to Team BC after a short hiatus and will be competing in three throwing disciplines (shot put, discus, and javelin). 

Paulo Guererro (North Vancouver) will be competing in his second nationals and build upon a strong season in which he's posted improving times and also raced in several road races. Paolo will be racing the 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m races over the course of the weekend. 

Tiana Hesmert (Richmond) will compete in both racing and throws. The multi-sport athlete will throw shot put and discus, plus race in the 100m, 200m and 400m. 2023 marks Tiana's second Nationals in Track and Field. 

The 3 BCWSA athletes are part of the large Team BC delegation alongside BC Athletics able-bodied and para-ambulatory athletes. You can view the complete team roster here


Thursday, July 27
9:45am: Women's Seated Discus F34/F52, F55, F56: (Tiana Hesmert)
12:00pm: Men's 100m Wheelchair Race T53/T54 - Final (Paulo Guerrero) 
2:25pm: Men's Seated Discus F34/52, F54-56, F57 (Daryl Yuen)

Friday July, 28

9:40am: Women's 200m Wheelchair Race - Final (Tiana Hesmert)
10:15am: Women's Seated Shot Put (Tiana Hesmert)
2:30pm: Men's 200m Wheelchair Race T53/54 - Final (Paulo Guerrero) 
2:43pm: Women's 200m Wheelchair Race - Final (Tiana Hesmert)
4:30pm: Men's Seated Shot Put  F33-F34; F54-55; F56-F57 (Daryl Yuen)
5:20pm: Women's 100m Wheelchair Race T33/T52, 54 - Final (Tiana Hesmert)

Saturday, July 29 
12:15pm: Women's Seated Javelin F52, F56 (Tiana Hesmert)
2:30pm: Men's 800m Wheelchair Race - Final (Paulo Guerrero)
3:30pm: Javelin F33/ F54/ F55; F56-57 (Daryl Yuen)

The complete event schedule is accessible here.

More Info

Tickets: Tickets for the 2023 Canadian Track and Field Championships are on sale now! You can purchase yours online at this link: https://www.showpass.com/o/2022-2023-canadian-track-and-field-championships/ 

Webcast: An event webcast will be available here. Please note that there may be a fee with this broadcast.

Event info: Please visit Athletics Canada's website for more information regarding the Bell 2023 Canadian Track and Field Championships! 


To learn about wheelchair racing and seated throws in BC and how to get involved, please contact:
Jessica Ferguson
Senior Program Coordinator - Wheelchair Athletics

To schedule an interview with a BCWSA athlete competing at the 2023 Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships, please contact:
Nathan Bragg
Communications Coordinator