Coffee Cup Classic: A night of personal bests

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Adrea Propp of Vic City Elite before running a new 800m personal best of 2:03.13. Photo credit: Christopher Kelsall

Night two of the inaugural Coffee Cup Classic took place at the University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium Tuesday night with four 800m races and one men’s 3,000m event. There was also an untimed kid’s fun 4 x100m relay. The relay was led by Vic City Elite athlete Rob Denault, who was having more fun than everyone else in the stadium explaining track racing to the kids.

Story from Monday night, here>>

Adrea Propp won the women’s elite 800m race in a new personal best time of 2:03.13. Her previous best was 2:03.89. Mariah Kelly, a Vic City Elite teammate, who specializes in the 1500m distance paced the group through 400m in 58 seconds, right on target.

“It was a good race and it is nice to set a personal best,” said Propp. “And Mariah did a great job pacing through 400m; that helped.”

“Now I will get ready to race nationals in Montreal at the end of the month.”

In second place was Laurence Cote finishing in 2:03.56. Her best is from last July with a 2:03.02 performance from the national track and field championships that took place in Ottawa. Finishing third was Devan Wiebe in 2:06.05. The former University of British Columbia Thunderbird owns a best of 2:03.21 from 2016.

Matthew Winkler, running for Split Second, won the men’s elite 800m in the time of 1:50.85. The former Vike finished in front of Dean Ellenwood who crossed the line in 1:51.09 –  a new personal best. Ellenwood previously ran a 1:51.54 at the 2016 Harry Jerome Track Classic three years ago. In third place was Rhys Kramer in 1:51.30. Vaughn Taylor, who won the off-distance 500m event Monday, paced the crowd through 400m.

Matthew Winkler winning the 800m. Photo credit: Joseph Camilleri.

In the second men’s 800m section Oak Bay High School grad Jack Boden won in the time of 1:55.13, while Surrey native and UVic Vike Sajjan Sarai finished second in the time of 1:55.16. Tyler Dejong of Langley Mustangs Endurance Group finished third in 1:55.82.

Oak Bay High School grad Michael Barber set a new personal best of 1:58.35 in the third section. He was seeded second with a 1:59.45 season-best time, which is the exact seed time for Kaelan House, who didn’t have the race he was hoping for.

Although Jaiveer Tiwana of Coastal Track Club fought hard to catch Barber, there was nothing doing, he finished second in the time of 1:59.52 – he was seeded first with a season’s best of 1:59.00. Third overall was Vike Derrick Ushko in 1:59.71. It was a close race on a breezy and cool night.

University of Victoria Vike Brandon Vail, going into his third year won the 3,000m in a new personal best of 8:27.13. It was better than a seven-second improvement on his previous record of 8:34.88.

The Edmonton native was pleased with his performance.

“It was nice to not have to think too much during the race as Cole Peterson took me through 2600m on pace.”

“Now I will take a couple of weeks off and then get ready for cross-country season,” added Vail.

Vail sat behind his pacers Peterson and Mitch Brasher, then let loose over the final lap, looking strong. He pulled away, well in command from Langley Mustangs’ James Lam over the final 400m, who finished in the time of 8:33.51. Finishing third was Michael Schriemer in 8:56.26, who is just going into Grade 10 at Kelowna Christian High School this year.

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Entries
W1500 NOTES DOB Seed Result
Mariah Kelly 19/08/1991 4.10.69  4:14.16
Sarah MacPherson 08/05/1991 4:15.78  4:18.82
Jessica Furlan 03/15/1990 4:15.40  4:22.86
Devan Weibe 12/09/1993 4:25.18  4:23.66
Honor Walmsley 20/05/1993 4:28.31  4:25.30
Ally Ginther 07/05/1995 4:35.58  4:36.02
Rachel Mortimer 2001 4:39.20  4:37.53
Grace Annear 1992 4.52.77 DNF
Erin Teschuk  4:25.13
Laurence Cote 02/09/1991 RABBIT DNF
Adrea Propp 11/06/1992 RABBIT DNF
M1500 DOB Seed Result
Nick Colyn 3:46.96  3:54.08
Ty Fuoco 08/26/1997 3:47.70  3:46.67
James Lam 3.51.23  4:02.92
Mitch Bashher 06/02/1995 3:53.08  3:56.10
Jack Boden 09/08/2001 3:58.80  4:03.58
Keaton Heisterman 3:59.46 DNS
Michael Schriemer 09/15/2003 4:06.58  4:09.08
Mathew Winkler 4.00.00  3:50.57
Joel Grieco 06/24/1996 4:00.00  4:23.20
Peterson Perrin  4:31.41
Adam Palamar 03/12/1994 RABBIT DNF
W500 DOB Seed Result
Hannah Arychuk 12/1542005 60.8  1:19.97
Angelina Shandro 03/04/2002 54.92  1:14.53
Gabriela Kinnis 09/29/2003 61  1:22.03
Lucia Palma 2003 63  1:27.28
M500 DOB Seed Result
Vaughn Taylor 06/03/2000 48.64  1:03.85
David Johnson 03/20/1999 52.72  1:11.70
Adam Paul-Morris GUIDE GUIDE n/t
Conor Loughnane 03/14/2002 50.44  1:06.68
Sean Kearney-McManus 50.98  1:08.62
Tion McLeish 02/17/2004 2.05.19  1:11.85
Michael Barber 07/11/2000 53.47  1:07.99
Raphael Palma 57  1:18.08
W800 DOB Seed Result
Adrea Propp 11/06/1992 2:04.60  2:03.13
Laurence Cote 02/09/1991 2:03.14  2:03.56
Devan Wiebe 12/09/1993 2:05.17  2:06.05
Alisa Lyesina 05/25/2005 2:08.28  2:06.37
Addy Townsend 12/14/1997 2:06.37  2:08.00
Honor Walmsley 20/05/1993 2:10.54  2:08.11
Grace Annear 1992 2.15.77  2:14.66
Chloe Hewitt 04/24/1998 2:10.52  2:16.16
Izzy Champion 01/01/2002 2:17.05  2:17.36
Gabriela Kinnis 09/29/2003 2:21.0  2:27.72
Lucia Palma 2003 2.23.00  2:34.76
Sarah MacPherson 08/05/1991 600M DNS
Mariah Kelly 19/08/1991 RABBIT DNF
M800 DOB Seed Result
Section
Mathew Winkler 1:52.26  1:50.85
Dean Ellenwood 1:52.84  1:51.09
Rhys Kramer 1:50.40  1:51.30
Ty Fuoco 1:51.26  1:51.93
Adam Paul-Morris 1:51.34  1:53.74
Chris Taylor 1:53.63  1:54.09
Nico Aron  2:01.93
Adam Palamar 1:51.66  2:02.31
Vaughn Taylor 05/06/2019 RABBIT DNF
Section
Jack Boden  1:55.13
Sajjan Sarai 1:55.24  1:55.16
Tyler Dejong 1:55.05  1:55.82
Fraser Van Allen 2000 1:55.91  1:57.56
Linden Kaps 1:56.95  1:57.00
Ryan Heroux  1:58.40
Jack Boden  1:55.13
Andrew Paul-Morris 10/05/1996 1:57.39  2:00.90
Michael Miller  2:05.92
Thomas Normandeau RABBIT DNS
Section
Michael Barber 07/11/2000 1:59.45  1:58.35
Jaiveer Tiwana 1:59.00  1:59.52
Derrick Ushko 03/15/1999 1:59.61  1:59.71
Conor Loughnane 03/14/2002 (50.9) 400  2:01.74
Tion McLeish 02/17/2004 2.05.19  2:06.13
Kaelan House 1:59.45  2:06.67
Jaddryn Appleyard 2:11.00  2:16.84
Raphael Palma 2002 2:13.00  2:21.17
M3000 Result
Brandon Vail 01/23/1999 8:34.88  8:27.13
James Lam 4:15 Mile  8:33.51
Michael Schriemer 09/15/2003 8:44.10  8:56.26
Joel Grieco 06/24/1996 9:30.00  9:29.68
Peterson Perrin 09:44.7
Kevin Ahl 1997 10:00.00  10:48.27
Joel Grieco 06/24/1996 9:30.00  9:29.68