Brown and Emmanuel crowned Canada’s Fastest at Track and Field Championsh​ip

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June 23, 2013, (ISN) – Aaron Brown of Toronto, Ont., won the men’s 100-metres in a close final with a time of 10.25 securing his spot on the World Championship team.

Calgary, Alta.’s Sam Effah finished second in 10.33. Both Aaron and Sam entered having run the World Championship A standard and secured their spots on the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Championship team with top three finishes.

In the women’s 100-metres Crystal Emmanuel of York, Ont., won in a time of 11.48 over Kimberley Hyacinthe of Lachenaie, Que., (11.55) and Shai-Anne Davis of Richmond, Ont., (11.61) who place second and third respectively.

IAAF World Championship Qualifiers

The top three in the men’s race walk all qualified for the IAAF World Championship which takes place in August in Moscow, Russia. Inaki Gomez of Vancouver, B.C. finished first in the 10-kilometre event in 40:01. Richmond, B.C.’s Evan Dunfee was second in 40:19, and Kitimat, B.C.’s Benjamin Thorne third in 41:07.

In the women’s 1500-metres Kate Van Buskirk of Brampton, Ont., won to punch her ticket to Moscow. Kate finished first in 4:16.45. Nicole Sifuentes of Winnipeg, Man., and Sheila Reid of Newmarket, Ont., finished second and third in 4:16.84 and 4:17.11 respectively, both qualified for the IAAF World Championship.

Brockville, Ont.’s Tim Nedow won the men’s discus throw with a mark of 55.35 metres. The discus win was Tim’s second national title a day after being crowned Canadian Champion in the shot put.

Shawnacy Barber of Toronto, Ont., Derek Drouin of Corunna, Ont., Michael Mason of Nanoose Bay, B.C., and Brianne Theisen of Humboldt, Sask., all entered the World Trials with IAAF World Championship A standards, needing top three placings to qualify for Worlds. Drouin won the men’s high jump with a jump of 2.31 metres with Mason in second clearing 2.28 metres. Barber cleared 5.40-metres in the pole vault, and Theisen took the Canadian title in the heptathlon with 6399 points; all four qualified for Moscow.

IPC World Championship Standards

Earle Connor of Calgary, Alta., won the men’s T42 classification 100-metres clocking 12.55, an International Paralympic Committee (IPC) elite standard and his 11th national title in the event. St. Catharines, Ont.’s, Kyle Whitehouse won the men’s T38 100-metres in an IPC A standard time of 11.79. In the women’s T35 100-metres race, Virginia McLachlan won in an IPC A standard time of 16.89.

Finals in action on the last day of the Canadian Championships

  • 200-metres
  • 400-metre hurdles
  • 800-metre wheelchair
  • 100-metre hurdles
  • Wheelchair Javelin and Club throws
  • Women’s pole vault
  • Long jump
  • Hammer throw


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