Francois, Annear and Gaudes advance to 600-m finals

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By Natalie Wise, Vikes Communications

March 8, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – After day one of the 2013 CIS Track and Field Championships three Vikes have made it through their heats and are scheduled to compete in Saturday’s 600-m finals.

DAY 1 RESULTS / CHAMPIONSHIP WEBSITE

Grace Annear (Hampton, NB), Rachel Francois (St. Albert, AB) and Adam Gaudes (Winnipeg, Man.) have all qualified for Saturday’s 600-m finals after racing in today’s 600-m heats.

Sophomore runner Annear earned a personal best today in the women’s 600-m with her qualifying time of 1:31.81. The defending CIS champion, Francois, crossed the line at 1:31.81, also earning a spot in the day three final.

On the men’s side, landing a silver medal at last year’s CIS championship in the 600-m, Gaudes will be racing in Saturday’s final with today’s time of 1:20.86.

With the 1000-m, 3000-m and 4×800-m events taking place tomorrow, Mar. 8, the Vikes will once again take to the track with the women’s 4×800-m relay team given an opportunity to break a 25-year-old CIS record, previously set by UVic in the 1987.

VIKES DAY 1 RESULTS

Women’s 600-m heats

3. Rachel Francois, 1:31.71*

4. Grace Annear, 1:31.81*

Men’s 600-m heats

5. Adam Gaudes, 1:20.86*

7. John Pratt, 1:21.00

*Qualified for Saturday final

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