Bazeley, Cassidy, Gillis, Roy crowned Canadian Champions; Levins hits Olympic A+ (again)
Monday, April 30, 2012
Canadian 10km Wheelchair Championship
On Saturday in Montreal, Que., Josh Cassidy of Ottawa,
Ont., and Diane Roy of Sherbrook, Que., were crowned national champions at the 2012
Canadian 10km Wheelchair Championships. Cassidy
finished first in 20:57.43 ahead Jean-Paul Compaore from Sherbrooke, Que., who
took the silver in 23:07.87. In the women’s race Diane Roy took gold in
25:03.54 ahead of Sarah White of Montreal, Que., who took home silver in
Canadian Half Marathon Championship
On Sunday, also in Montreal, Eric Gillis of Antigonish,
N.S., and Kate Bazeley of St. John’s Nfld., took honours at the 2012 Canadian
Half Marathon Championships. Gillis
clocked 1:04:47 for the victory. Matt Loiselle of Toronto, Ont., finished just
behind Gillis for silver in 1:04:55. Rejean
Chiasson of Toronto, rounded out the top three with bronze in 1:05:03.
In the women’s race Kate Bazeley captured the Canadian title in 1:16:34. Leslie
Sexton of London, Ont., and Erin Maclean of Timerlea, N.S., took silver and
bronze in 1:16:53 and 1:17:01 respectively.
7 Olympic standards in Stanford
Six Canadians came away from the Payton Jordan Invitational
in Stanford, California with Olympic standard performances. Cameron
Levins of Black Creek, B.C., and Mohammed
Ahmed of St. Catherines, Ont., both hit the Olympic A+ standard in the
men’s 10,000-metres. Levins won the race
in a time of 27:27.96 with Ahmed placing sixth in 27:34.64. Having fulfilled the time criteria, Levins
and Ahmed now need to medal at the Track and Field Trials in June in order to
be nominated to the Olympic Games team. Levins
could be seeing double duty in London as he has also hit the Olympic A+
standard in the 5000-metres
Also in the 10,000-metres at Payton Jordan Simon Bairu of Regina, Sask.,
registered an Olympic B standard time of 27:85.05.
In the men’s 3000-metres steeplechase both Alex Genest of Lac-aux-Sables, Que.,
and Matthew Hughes of Oshawa, Ont.,
went under the Olympic B standard of 8:32.00.
Genest finished in second in 8:27.41 while Hughes was fourth in 8:31.77.
Megan Wright of
Edmonton, Alta., registered an Olympic B standard in the women’s 5000-metres
finishing in a time of 15:21.75, just over one second off the Olympic A
standard of 15:20.00.
of Sarnia, Ont., dipped below the Olympic B standard in the women’s
1500-metres, Stellingwerff crossing the line in 4:08.76, finishing third.
Complete Payton Jordan results: http://www.letsrun.com/2012/jordanresults-0429.php
Julie Labonté hits second Olympic B standard
Julie Labonté of St-Justine, Que., finished
in second place in the women’s shot put on Saturday at the UC San Diego Triton
Invitational in La Jolla, California. Her
toss of 17.59-metres was her second straight result above the Olympic B
standard of 17.20-metres. Julie needs
only a top three finish at the Track and Field Trials to keep her London 2012
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information on Olympic qualifying standards.
Asianna Convington betters Canadian Youth Record
Surrey, B.C.’s Asianna
Convington established a new Canadian youth record in the girl’s discus on
Saturday at the Fraser Valley High School Invitational in Langley, B.C.
Convington’s toss of 48.98-metres surpassed the 2010 mark of 47.35-metres held
by Scarborough, Ont’s Daina Levy.
Outdoor and Road Running Rankings
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