Congratulations to all of the Manitoba athletes, on an incredible week of performances, seasonal and personal bests at the National Championships.
To wrap up the weekend, Cadence Christie secured a Bronze medal in her first ever 5000m race, and Madisson Lawrence earned a silver medal in the senior women’s Long Jump with a personal best jump of 6.21m.
It was great to see such a strong group of Manitoba athletes competing at Nationals and we look forward to our next local competition – The Canada Summer Games and Legion Team Trials!
Coming up today on the final day of the Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships, we have Manitoban athletes competing in the senior men’s Long Jump final (Graham Hutchinson-Campbell, Mathieu Indome) the U20 men’s 5000m (Sam Lamont), the U20 women’s 5000m (Cadence Christie), the senior women’s 1500m final (Erin Teschuk) the senior women’s Pole Vault final (Emily Blackner) and the senior women’s Long Jump final (Madisson Lawrence).
Saturday started off strong for MB at the National championships in Langley, BC.
Lara Denbow secured the third medal of the weekend so far with a gold medal in the U20 women’s High Jump.
Eniola Adepoju finished 6th in the senior women’s Triple Jump, Anna McConnell finished 7th in the senior women’s Shot Put, Markus Rurangirwa narrowly missed the men’s Triple Jump final, placing 9th, with Daxx Turner and Gee-ef Nkwonta finishing 5th and 6th respectively.
Erin Teschuk (running as ON unattached) placed 9th in the senior women’s 1500m preliminary rounds and will advance to the final on Sunday.
Action continues this evening with the men’s and women’s 100m preliminaries (Tyrell Davis, Sebastien Regnier, Tayo Babalola, Brianna Tynes and Donnae Gordon) and the senior men’s High Jump (Daxx Tuner, John Olukoju and Isaac Peters).
Congratulations to Madisson Lawrence (WOA) on her Silver medal in the Heptathlon and Bronze medal in High Jump on Friday at the Canadian Track & Field Championships in Langley.
Madi’s point total of 5478 broke the Manitoba Provincial Heptathlon record she had set in April in California (5259 pts) which broke the previous record (4980 pts) held by Janet Scott since 1981.
Madi had personal bests in Shot Put and Javelin and the 200m, and was extremely close to her personal best in 3 other events.
After completing the Hepathlon, Madi then competing in the High Jump within hours, placing 3rd and achieved a new personal best with a jump of 1.75m.
Madi will also compete in the Women’s Long Jump on Sunday.