After a much-needed rest day, action kicked off again on Friday for Day 3. This marked the first day of the women’s Heptathlon and Madisson Lawrence started the day off with a bang, hitting a personal best time of 14.01 in the 100m hurdles.  

This was quickly followed up with a strong run by Stephen R. in the men’s Special O 100m B Final, running just shy of his personal best with a time of 13.32 and finishing 11th overall.  

Matthew J. ran a personal best time of 12.93 in the men’s Special O 100m A Final and finished 8th overall. 

Brian Lewis and Jordan Soufi both ran personal best times in their 100m A final, with performances of 10.71 and 10.55 respectively. Jordan finished just shy of the medals, finishing 4th with Brian in 8th 

In the women’s B Final, Brianna Tynes ran 12.68 finishing 14th. Donnae Gordon ran 12.74 finishing 15th overall.  

In the women’s Special O A final, our two Manitoba athletes had incredible races, securing our 2rd and 3rd medals of the Games! Regan Hofley earning Silver and Vesta Orchard earning Bronze. Vesta’s time of 14.80 was also a personal best.  

Jordan F. once again managed to pull together another incredible throw in the men’s Javelin, launching yet another 40cm PB with his throw of 57.33m to finish 6th overall. 

Voke E. also put together a strong throw of 12.03m in her Shot Put Final (which prior to the qualifying round would have been a personal best). She finished 9th overall.  

Unfortunately, Amira Lawrence the youngest member of our CSG Team pulled up with a bit of an injury in her 400m B final leaving her 14th overall, but her teammate Zoe had a much stronger race than her heat and pulled off a 58.79 securing herself a 10th place finish.  

Andrew Simard and Quincy Telus ran 49.44 and 49.47 respectively, to finish 7th and 8th in the men’s 400m A final.  

Graham Wright threw 43.35m in the men’s hammer to finish 10th, and Josh S. threw 40.82m to finish 11th. Both athletes then had to immediately switch gears and head directly to Shot Put, where they both made it through to the top 8. Graham’s best throw of 13.49m was enough to secure 7th place with Josh’s throw of 13.17m putting him in 8th. Unfortunately, a SK athlete throwing under protest was advanced into the top 8 resulting in both MB athletes getting bumped down to 8th and 9th in the final results.  

Daxx Turner finished 6th overall in men’s High Jump, clearing 1.93m after a 30-minute storm delay interrupted the event. He then also had to switch gears and move directly into the Triple Jump final.  

Both Daxx and Robbie G. put together absolutely incredible performances, earning Team Toba another Silver and Bronze medal. Daxx’s best jump of 15.47m was a huge (wind legal) personal best, as was Robbie Gerstner clutch 5th round attempt of 14.92m. 

In women’s Discus qualifying, Anna McConnell threw 38.97 to advance to the final but unfortunately a rough outing with two faulted throws for Alex Buhler meant that her 29.77m was not enough to get her through to the final.  

Back on the track, Madisson Lawrence finished off day 1 of her heptathlon with a Canada Summer Games record and personal best in the 200m with her time of 24.49.  

The men’s 4x100m team of Tyrell Davis, Brian Lewis, Graham Hutchison-Campbell and Jordan Soufi secured the Bronze medal in a epic race to the finish. All 5 athletes (including Seb Régnier) received medals for their contribution to the team in the heats and finals.  

Justin K and Calvin R finished 7th and 11th in an extremely tactical 1500m final. As is often the case with championships finals, the women also played things tactical with Marina Gross having to take the lead in order to move the pace along. She ended up finished 10th in a time of 4:32.28.  

Sarah Smith finished off the day on the track with a personal best time of 1:03.40 in the 400m Hurdles, finished 6th overall.