Canadian Records & Personal Bests serve as a constant theme as the Outdoor Season Continues

It was a banner weekend for Athletics in Ontario as numerous meet records and some Canadian records were broken across a couple of competitions. 

At the Cruisers Classic in Brampton, there was one unofficial World Record, two unofficial Americas records and four unofficial Canadian records set. In the F38 Discus division, Renee Foessel broke her own Canadian record four times on Saturday achieving a new personal best as well as an unofficial World Record and Americas record of 35.74m. She also set a new Canadian record in the F38 Shot Put with a distance of 10.71m, which was previously held by Jennifer Brown with a mark of 10.47m.

Joining Foessel with Canadian records were Austin Smeenk and Brett Babcock. Smeenk set a new national record and Americas record in the T34 division, in the 200m, with a time of 27.38s while Babcock, in the T51 division set a time of 48.49s in the 200m as well. 

Elsewhere in the province, the second event of the Ontario High Performance Series & Tokyo Qualifier series was in Windsor, Ontario for the Johnny Loaring Classic on June 12th. The event was highlighted by Trinity Tutti, who in the Women’s Discus, set a new personal best and a U23 Canadian record with a toss of 58.77m.  

The one-day event got started with a meet record, as Noelle Montcalm ran a blistering 56.47s in the 400m Hurdles, over three seconds faster than her nearest competitor. Another record was set in Women’s 400m finals as Alicia Brown paced the women with a time of 52.49. In the Women’s 800m, the three podium finishers all respectively beat the record time at the meet, but it was Melissa Bishop-Nriagu who found herself on top with a time of 1:59.60. In the Women’s 2000m Steeplechase, Jessy Lacourse took nearly three minutes off the record time, setting a new meet record with a time of 6:21.15. 

Rounding out the Women’s events, Sarah Mitton set a meet record in the Shot Put with back to back throws reaching 18.00m. Over on the Men’s side of the meet, two records were set with Philip Osei running a 46.31s in the Men’s 400m and Jordan Young, who set a new standard with a throw of 60.71m in the Men’s Discus. 

Full results from both events can be found here:

Johnny Loaring Classic    Cruisers Classic #3

The Ontario High Performance series continues this week with the Royal City Inferno Track & Field Festival in Guelph while the Throws portion of the meet is happening in Toronto on Wednesday and the Toronto High Performance Twilight Meet on Friday. 

For more information on both events:

Royal City Inferno Track & Field Festival: 

Toronto High Performance Twilight: 

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