Recently Canadian National Team 7's coach Geraint John received a call from former Canadian National Team sprinter Emmanuel Parris that he was interested in taking up rugby with the hopes of playing for Canada in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Emmanuel has been training with the national team for the last few weeks. To get some on field experience Emmanuel will be joining the Howlers for the Havana Howlers 7's (Nov. 30 & Dec. 1)in Cuba and then the Tobago 7's.( Dec. 7 & .
I similar scenario took place with former USA track athlete Carlin Isles( 100m - 10.24) who is now part of the USA National 7's Team.
Below are Emmanuel's times for various distances:
50 Metres 5.84 09 JAN 2009
60 Metres 6.60 06 FEB 2006
100 Metres 10.26 16 MAY 2008