Cam Levins and Mike Mason finish 8th; Five Canadians finish top 8 at 2014 World Indoor Champs

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March 9, 2014, Sopot, POL (ISN) – A pair of eighth place finishes for Canadians Cameron Levins and Michael Mason on the final day of the 2014 International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Indoor Championships.

The Championships were highlighted by a silver and bronze medal performance along with two Canadian indoor records in the women’s Pentathlon and 1500-metres. Five of Nine Canadians placed among the top 8.

Cameron Levins of Black Creek, B.C., finished eighth in the 3000-metres final clocking 7:57.37 earlier today. Shortly after in the high jump final Michael Mason of Nanoose Bay, B.C., cleared 2.25 metres landing him in eighth place as well.

Athletics Canada Head Coach, Peter Eriksson on the Canadian team overall: “This was a great performance for our team at a very high level indoor World Championships. With 60% of the team making finals, and winning 2 medals, I will definitely grade that as passing the mark.”

Medals for Canada

Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Humboldt, Sask., won silver in the Pentathlon with a Canadian indoor record of 4768 points. Nicole Sifuentes of Winnipeg, Man., captured the bronze medal in the women’s 1500-metres also in a Canadian indoor record of 4:07.61.

More Canadian Results

  • In the heptathlon London, Ont.’s Damian Warner finished seventh in his first World Indoor Championship with 6129 points
  • Gavin Smellie of Etobicoke, Ont., qualified for the 60-metres semi final where he placed eighth in 6.74 seconds; Gavin clocked 6.63 seconds in his opening heat
  • TJ Lawrence of Toronto, Ont., placed fifth in his 60-metres heat in 6.74 seconds
  • In his opening 1500-metres heat Nathan Brannen of Cambridge, Ont., finished sixth in 3:42.51
  • At her debut senior level World Championship Calgary, Alta.’s Jenna Westaway placed fifth in her opening heat of the 800-metres in 2:03.52

For more on the IAAF World Indoor Championship including full results click here.

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