athletics canada

July 24,2014(ISN) – Eugene, Oregon, USA – Canadian highlights on day two of the 2014 World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon, included Andre Azonwanna of Toronto, Ont., finishing seventh in the men’s 100-metres final in a time of 10.46, Georgia Ellenwood of Langley, B.C., placing seventh in the heptathlon with a personal best score of 5594 points, and Jillian Forsey of Kippens, Nlfd., finishing ninth in the final of the women’s 5000-metres with a personal best of 16:02.55.

Christian Brennan of Hamilton, Ont., and Madeline Price of Toronto, Ont., advanced to the semi-finals of the women’s 400-metres. Brennan was 3rd in her heat in 54.84 while Price was 2nd in heat 5 in 53.86; both were auto-qualifiers.

In the men’s 400-metre hurdles Jared Kerr of Brampton, Ont., and Jordan Sherwood of Cambridge, Ont., advanced to the semi-finals. Both men qualified based on time, Kerr ran 52.41 in heat 3 for 3rd place while Sherwood was 3rd in heat 4 in 53.04.

July 23 wrap-up

Stevens Dorcelus, Montreal, QC
14th in group B long jump qualification, 6.87m -1.1
Does not advance to final

Georgia Ellenwood, Langley, BC
Heptathlon long jump, 5.70m -0.9 SB, 759 points
Heptathlon javelin, 39.81m PB, 664 points
Heptathlon 800m, 2:17.10 PB, 863 points
Heptathlon total score 5594 points PB, 7th overall

Georgia Ellenwood “I started a little rough in the long jump today, I didn’t get the jump I wanted. I had a big surprise with the javelin because it has not been going well all year. I had a really good first throw, that set me up for the 800m. I’m really happy with my score, finished with a good day two. I wasn’t ranked top 10 coming in.”

Christian Brennan, Hamilton, ON
3rd in heat 3 of 400m, 54.84
Auto-qualifies for semi-finals

Christian Brennan “It’s really rainy, I’m used to it, I train here. Race went pretty well, went with the plan. Went out and qualified. Did what I had to do to get to the next round.”

Madeline Price, Toronto, ON
2nd in heat 5 of 400m, 53.86
Auto-qualifies for semi-finals

Madeline Price “Feels great, obviously conditions weren’t ideal, I’m just so happy to make it to the next round, take it day by day, hope to make the final.”

Jared Kerr, Brampton, ON
3rd in heat 1 of 400m hurdles, 52.41
Advances to semis on time

Jared Kerr “I felt comfortable, I’m already satisfied with my season, coming here was a blessing. I just wanted to run a good clean race, not far off my personal best. (Speaking about the wet and rainy conditions) I never complain about the weather, it’s the same for everyone.”

Jordan Sherwood, Cambridge, ON
3rd in heat 4 of 400m hurdles, 53.04
Advances to semis on time

Jordan Sherwood “I tried to stick to my race plan, the Japanese and Jamaican athletes killed me out of the blocks, I just tried to keep it together. At around 250-metres I was working my way back into it. Seized up coming down the stretch but I came third in my heat, hopefully I get through.”

Erinn Stenman-Fahey, Ottawa, ON
8th in semi-final #1, women’s 800m, 2:15.35
Does not advance to final

Katelyn Ayers, Orillia, ON
5th in semi-final #2, women’s 800m, 2:07.28
Does not advance to final

Sade McCreath, Pickering, ON
8th in 100m semi-final #1, 12.16
Does not advance to final

Natasha Brown, Edmonton, AB
8th in 100m semi-final #3, 12.02
Does not advance to final

Andre Azonwanna, Toronto, ON
2nd in 100m semi-final #3, 10.50
Advances to final
7th in 100m final, 10.46

Andre Azonwanna “I feel really good that I made the final. It was a great experience. Too bad I wasn’t in the mix; being in lane 8 isn’t the best. I did my best, came 7th. This has added a lot of fire in my stomach, train harder, and get six more spots.”

Joshua Cunningham, Markham, ON
8th in 400m semi-final #3, 47.91
Does not advance to final

Jillian Forsey, Kippens, NL
9th in 5000m final, 16:02.55 PB

Jillian Forsey “I felt strong, I knew I lost contact with the group at the beginning. I tried to stay focused and slowly reel them in. I’m happy with how I ran. I was hoping for a personal best, got it so happy with that.”

Heather Petrick, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
13th in 5000m final, 16:26.04

Heather Petrick “It wasn’t what I was hoping for, it was a good experience though. I developed a lot as an athlete by going to Guelph this year.”

Day 3 preview, July 24 (all times Eastern Time)

Agnes Esser, Victoria, BC, discus qualification

Jessy Lacourse, Victoriaville, QC, 3000m steeplechase heats
Regan Yee, South Hazelton, BC, 3000m steeplechase heats

Bolade Ajomale, Richmond Hill, ON, 200m heats
Andre Azonwanna, Toronto, ON, 200m heats

Leya Buchanan, Mississauga, ON, 200m heats
Raquel Tjernagel, New Westminster, BC, 200m heats

Jared Kerr, Brampton, ON, 400m hurdles semi-finals
Jordan Sherwood, Cambridge, ON, 400m hurdles semi-finals

Mariam Abdul-Rashid, Oshawa, ON, 400m hurdles semi-finals
Ashley Taylor, Burlington, ON, 400m hurdles semi-finals

Leya Buchanan, 200m semi-finals*
Raquel Tjernagel, 200m semi-finals*

Bolade Ajomale, 200m semi-finals*
Andre Azonwanna, 200m semi-finals*

Christian Brennan, Hamilton, ON, 400m semi-finals
Madeline Price, Toronto, ON 400m semi-finals

Heather Petrick, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, 3000m FINAL
Gabriella Stafford, Toronto, ON, 3000m FINAL