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GLASGOW, Scotland – The Canadian athletics team is set and ready for the 2014 Commonwealth Games with thirteen Canadians in action on Day 1 of athletics competition.

Kicking things off is Lanni Marchant of London, Ont., who will race through the streets of Glasgow in the women’s marathon at 9:30 a.m. In 2013 Lanni set a new Canadian record of 2 hours and 28 minutes. Lanni also holds the Canadian half marathon mark that she established earlier this year.

Both the men’s and women’s 100-metres will see opening rounds with Canadians Khamica Bingham of Caledon, Ont., Aaron Brown of Toronto, Ont., Jared Connaughton of New Haven, P.E.I., Shai-Anne Davis of Richmond, B.C., Crystal Emmanual of East York, Ont., and Dontae Richards-Kwok of Toronto, Ont. Brown and Richards-Kwok were part of the bronze medal team in the 4×100-metres relay at the 2013 World Championships. Brown and Connaughton were members of the 2012 Olympic Games team.

Bingham, Davis and Emmanuel all were part of the relay team that broke the Canadian record last year at the World Championships. Emmanuel is the reigning Canadian champion over 100-metres.

Men’s shot put qualification will see Tim Nedow of Brockville, Ont., and Justin Rodhe of Kamloops, B.C., trying to secure a spot in the final. Rodhe is a 2012 Olympian while Tim represented Canada at the 2013 World Championships.

2012 Olympian Mohammed Ahmed of St. Catharines, Ont., will be at the start for the final of the men’s 5000-metres.

Making their first major games debut is Fawn Dorr of Marten River, Ont., and Audrey Jean-Baptiste of Montreal, Que., in the women’s 400-metres heats.

Reigning Commonwealth Games champion Sultana Frizell of Perth, Ont., will start her title defense in women’s hammer throw qualification. In 2010 Sultana set the Commonwealth Games record on her way to gold. This season Frizell has already set a new Canadian record.

Start Lists

 

Name

Round

Local Time

Eastern Time

Jared Connaughton

Heat 1

2:37pm

9:37am

Aaron Brown

Heat 8

3:19pm

10:19am

Dontae Richards-Kwok

Heat 9

3:25pm

10:25am

Justin Rodhe

Qualification A

3:40pm

10:40am

Tim Nedow

Qualification B

3:40pm

10:40am

Crystal Emmanuel

Heat 3

4:07pm

11:07am

Khamica Bingham

Heat 4

4:13pm

11:13am

Shai-Anne Davis

Heat 6

4:25pm

11:25am

Sultana Frizell

Qualification A

4:35pm

11:35am

Fawn Dorr

Heat 1

4:55pm

11:55am

Audrey Jean-Baptiste

Heat 5

5:20pm

12:20pm

 

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