Canadian Track and Field Championships: Day 2

July 4, 2015 0

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Day two of the Canadian Track and Field Championships saw most races go exactly as anticipated.

Andre De Grasse won the 100-metre final and was the only one to break the 10-second barrier in the final race with his 9.95. He did what he had to do. The finish order went as follows:

1 De Grasse, Andre                  94 The Speed AC               9.95   1.5 0.157
2 Brown, Aaron                          92 Phoenix Athl               10.13   1.5 0.173
3 Warner, Justyn                       87 Unattached –               10.16   1.5 0.137
4 Smellie, Gavin                         86 Flying Angel               10.19   1.5 0.136
5 Haynes, Akeem                        92 Vancouver TH            10.20   1.5 0.141
6 Williams, Benjamin                   92 Voleo Athletics           10.23   1.5 0.166
7 Ford-Azonwanna, Andre          95 G-Force Track Club      10.35   1.5 0.150
8 Richards-Kwok, Dontae          89 Project Athl                   10.38   1.5 0.148

Likewise Matthew Hughes did what he had to do in the main event of the evening, the 3,000m steeplechase; he won with a big kick finishing in approximately 20 seconds slower off of his personal best. Alex Genest, Taylor Milne and Chris Winter finished in that order. Canada is strong in the steeple at this time.

For the women’s 1500m event, the below athletes have qualified to move on to the next round. As indicated by the times, the races were tactical. Second place finisher in the first round with the third fastest time on the day Nicole Sifuentes was likely content to run fast enough to qualify, as she is one day removed from winning the 5,000m final.

Sheila Reid is on the comeback from a long stretch of injury, although the race was tactical therefore a slow time, she did win.

1 Reid, Sheila              89 Newmarket HU                  4:23.10Q  1
2 Gollish, Sasha            81 U Toronto TC                    4:25.72Q  2
3 Sifuentes, Nicole         86 Unattached-Manitoba       4:23.50Q  1
4 Van Buskirk, Kate         87 Newmarket HU               4:26.12Q  2
5 Kelly, Mariah             91 Niagara Regi                     4:24.60Q  1
6 Watts, Sophie             94 Unattached N                 4:26.30Q  2
7 Roy, Joanie                 91 Coureur Nordique            4:24.96Q  1
8 Ayers, Katelyn            95 Speed River                    4:26.34Q  2
9 Pomfret, Kendra            91 Uvic Track Club            4:25.12q  1
10 Soderberg, Nicole           92 Unattached Alberta     4:30.51q  2
11 Digby, Erica                89 Vancouver TH                 4:30.89q  2
12 Bibault, Emma               94 Uvic Track Club          4:35.68q  2

1 Gollish, Sasha             81 U Toronto TC                  4:25.72Q  2
2 Van Buskirk, Kate     87 Newmarket HU                 4:26.12Q  2
3 Watts, Sophie            94 Unattached N                  4:26.30Q  2
4 Ayers, Katelyn            95 Speed River                   4:26.34Q  2
5 Soderberg, Nicole      92 Unattached Alberta          4:30.51q  2
6 Digby, Erica               89 Vancouver TH                 4:30.89q  2
7 Bibault, Emma          94 Uvic Track Club               4:35.68q  2

1 Reid, Sheila               89 Newmarket HU                4:23.10Q  1
2 Sifuentes, Nicole       86 Unattached-Manitoba       4:23.50Q  1
3 Kelly, Mariah            91 Niagara Regi                     4:24.60Q  1
4 Roy, Joanie               91 Coureur Nordique             4:24.96Q  1
5 Pomfret, Kendra      91 Uvic Track Club                  4:25.12q  1

The men’s race was no different, with veteran talent holding themselves off to be fresh in the final. Like Sifuentes, Levins ran fast enough to qualify to move on, while Nate Brannen with his veteran savvy held back and ran just 3:56.35, more than 22 seconds slower than his personal best.

1 Philibert-Thiboutot, Cha     90 C. A. Univer           3:53.83Q  2
2 Brannen, Nathan              82 Phoenix Athl           3:56.35Q  1
3 Levins, Cameron             89 Unattached B          3:54.12Q  2
4 Riva, Thomas                 92 Uvic Track Club        3:56.71Q  1
5 Rae, Jeremy                 91 Speed River             3:54.19Q  2
6 Kent, Justin                92 Coastal Track Club      3:56.85Q  1
7 Gorman, Daniel              88 Halifast Athletics      3:54.22Q  2
8 Morin, Nicolas                94 C. A. Univer             3:57.05Q  1
9 Falk, Nicholas              91 U Windsor AC           3:54.43q  2
10 Wilkie, Alex              94 Physi-Kult Kingston    3:55.67q  2
11 Lapointe, Jean-Samuel         91 C. A. Univer        3:56.68q  2
12 Darlington, Connor           93 Harbour Track       3:57.10q  1

Saturday is a big day at the track in Edmonton with finals happening in no less than 42 different events including the women’s 100m hurdles as the final event of the evening, as it should be – Canada is rich in women’s hurdle talent. While watching on AthleticsCanada.tv, listen to Canada’s all-time greatest hurdler, Perdita Felicien.

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