13 Medals for Ontario at 2018 NACAC Championships in Toronto

The 2018 NACAC Championships (Track and Field in the 6ix) took place this weekend in Toronto, ON. The three-day event took place on the brand new, bright blue track, at the University of Toronto’s Varsity Stadium. The competition was strong but that didn’t stop Team Canada from earning 21 medals, 13 of which were earned by Ontario athletes!

A few highlights from the weekend included the men’s 4x100m relay team, who won the gold, with an incredible time of 38.56 seconds! The team was comprised of AO athletes Aaron Brown, Bismark Boateng, Mobolade Ajomale, as well as Jerome Blake who is a B.C. athlete. Additionally, in the Men’s 800m, Brandon McBride ran 1:46.14, earning himself the gold medal and finishing first of the 1-2, with his Canadian teammate Marco Arop earning the silver! A few other highlights include Crystal Emmanuel, who earned three medals; a silver and two bronze respectively, in the 200m, 100m and 4x100m!

Following is the results listing for our Ontario athletes:

Gold – Brandon McBride – Men’s 800m – 1:46.14
Gold – Men’s 4x100m Relay (Bismark Boateng, Mobolade Ajomale, Aaron Brown, and Jerome Blake, who is not an AO athlete) – 38.56s

Silver – Jillian Weir, Women’s Hammer Throw – 71.96m
Silver – Tim Nedow – Men’s Shot Put – 21.02m
Silver – Shawnacy Barber – Men’s Pole Vault – 5.40m
Silver – Crystal Emmanuel – Women’s 200m – 22.67s
Silver – Aaron Brown – Men’s 200m – 20.20s

Bronze – Kate Van Buskirk – Women’s 5,000m – 15:50.35
Bronze – Crystal Emmanuel – Women’s 100m – 11.11s
Bronze – Justyn Knight – Men’s 5,000m – 14:01.77
Bronze – Gabriela Stafford – Women’s 1500m – 4:07.36
Bronze – Women’s 4x100m Relay (Crystal Emmanuel, Phylicia George, Shaina Harrison, Jellisa Westney) – 43.50s
Bronze – Women’s 4x400m Relay (Micha Powell, Alicia Brown, and Aiyanna Stiverne, Travia Jones – not AO athletes) – 3:28.04

4th – Sergio Raez Villanueva – Men’s 10,000m – 30:20.31
4th – Bismark Boateng – Men’s 100m – 10.16s
4th – Caroline Ehrhardt – Women’s Triple Jump – 13.63m
4th – Men’s 4x400m Relay (Daniel Harper, Philip Osei, and Austin Cole, Nathan George – not AO athletes) – 3:04.74
5th – Evan Karakolis – Men’s Javelin Throw – 68.02m
5th – Gavin Smellie – Men’s 100m – 10.21s
6th – Johnathan Cabral – Men’s 110m Hurdles – 14.07s
7th – Noelle Montcalm – Women’s 400m Hurdles – 56.97s
8th – Madeline Price – Women’s 400m – 53.54s
8th – Leya Buchanan – Women’s 100m – 11.63s
8th – Jared Kerr – Men’s Long Jump – 7.58m

Men’s 400m – Semi Finals – Joshua Cunningham – 47.19s
Men’s 400m Hurdles – Semi-Finals – Malik Metivier – 51.64s
Women’s Pole Vault – Anicka Newell – NH

We are very proud of all of our athletes on their incredible accomplishments at this event, and we hope you enjoyed competing in Toronto.

For a list of the full results, click here. You can also check out some amazing photos captured at the event on Athletics Canada’s Facebook page

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