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Jessica O’Connell’s 5,000-metre silver medal performance at FISU

Jessica O’Connell’s 5,000-metre silver medal performance at FISU

August 30, 2017, No Comments on Jessica O’Connell’s 5,000-metre silver medal performance at FISU

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated Calgary’s Jessica O’Connell earned a silver medal in the 5,000-metre event during the 2017 World University Games (FISU) in Taipei, Thailand on Sunday, August 27. She finished in the time of 15:50.96 in a tactical race. Hanna Elizabeth Klein of Germany, a 1500-metre and 5,000-metre specialist, won the race »

Jessica O’Connell, “one more grinder before the big dance!”

Jessica O’Connell, “one more grinder before the big dance!”

July 19, 2017, No Comments on Jessica O’Connell, “one more grinder before the big dance!”

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated On July 13, Andrea Seccafien, in an Athletics Illustrated article, thanked Natasha Wodak and Kinsey Gomez for leading much of the 2017 Canadian Track and Field Championships 5,000-metre race. It was a sacrifice that may have cost them a position on Team Canada to compete in the 2017 »

Jessica O’Connell interview – 2017 Vic City Invite

Jessica O’Connell interview – 2017 Vic City Invite

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Jessica O’Connell to race Vic City Invite, June 8

Jessica O’Connell to race Vic City Invite, June 8

June 6, 2017, No Comments on Jessica O’Connell to race Vic City Invite, June 8

Join discussion forum on this subject>> Vikes Communications/Athletics Illustrated The University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium will be filled with talent on Thursday evening as the campus hosts the inaugural Vic City Invite on Jun. 8. Olympian Jessica O’Connell, four current Vikes and five alumni will be competing with the hopes of qualifying for the World Championships »

Will Jessica O’Connell win gold in the 5,000m on Tuesday?

Will Jessica O’Connell win gold in the 5,000m on Tuesday?

July 20, 2015, 1 Comment on Will Jessica O’Connell win gold in the 5,000m on Tuesday?

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated The 2015 Toronto Pan Am/Para Pan Am women’s 5,000m final will take place Tuesday, July 21st. the top eight or nine athletes appear fairly evenly matched, however, Canada’s Jessica O’Connell looks to be the strongest. There will not be any preliminary rounds as per other international championships. The athletes are »

Jessica O’Connell wins a 5K in Vienna

Jessica O’Connell wins a 5K in Vienna

June 1, 2015, No Comments on Jessica O’Connell wins a 5K in Vienna

© Copyright – 2015 – Athletics Illustrated Jessica O’Connell won the 28th Austrian Women’s Run on Sunday, May 31st. The Canadian was victorious over 5K in the time of 15:32.8, which is a new personal best time for her. Second place went to Kenyan Viola Jelagat in 15:40.4 and third to Austrian Jennifer Wenth, who »

Jessica O’Connell Interview

Jessica O’Connell Interview

September 19, 2014, 1 Comment on Jessica O’Connell Interview

© Copyright – 2014 – Athletics Illustrated Former West Virginia Mountaineers athlete Jessica O’Connell has returned to her home in Alberta to continue training and studying Exercise Physiology at the University of Calgary. She is training with the ultimate goal of achieving the standard required to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. During 2014, she »

Cole Peterson is one of the top Canadian athletes at FISU championships

Cole Peterson is one of the top Canadian athletes at FISU championships

August 20, 2017, No Comments on Cole Peterson is one of the top Canadian athletes at FISU championships

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated Three University of Victoria athletes are taking in the World University Games (FISU) in Taipei, Taiwan as we speak – the competitions began Saturday. The Vikes are represented by Cole Peterson in the 1,500-metre event, Tyler Smith in the 800-metres, (both athletes are originally from Edmonton) and Sarah MacPherson also »

Preview: Canadian middle and long-distance athletes at London World Championships

Preview: Canadian middle and long-distance athletes at London World Championships

July 21, 2017, No Comments on Preview: Canadian middle and long-distance athletes at London World Championships

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated Canada’s growing roster of talented track and field athletes continue to be medal threats at global championships including, no doubt, this summer’s IAAF London World Track and Field Championships. As the saying goes, anything can and typically does happen at major international sporting events; for some, expectations will fall »

Canadian National Championships: A few surprises

Canadian National Championships: A few surprises

July 11, 2017, No Comments on Canadian National Championships: A few surprises

© Copyright – 2017 – Athletics Illustrated The usual suspects did the expected damage at the Canadian Track and Field Championships last weekend in Ottawa. There were also a few surprise improvements. The nationals are a final step for athletes to qualify for the 2017 IAAF World Track and Field Championships and FISU 2017, or »