It was a hot weekend, both on the track and in the air. The beautiful weather seems to have brought out the best performances in so many of our athletes, at the OFSAA Championships and Speed River Inferno.
In the heat of competition on Friday, Team Ontario athlete Myles Misener-Daley, Hamilton Olympic Club athlete, set a new U20 Canadian record with his incredible performance in the senior men’s 400m. Running a lightning fast time of 45.71 seconds earned him yet another OFSAA gold medal and another new Canadian record title. He went on just 45 minutes later to win another gold in the senior men’s 100m, with a time of 10.49 seconds, and additionally earned his third gold winning the 200m on Saturday, with a time of 21.26 seconds. Also on the track, Christopher Morales of Speed Academy set a new provincial U16 boys 400m record with a time of 49.14 seconds.
In the field, Mahalia Mitchell, a Speed Academy athlete, set a new U18 Canadian record in Triple Jump! An incredible jump of 13.06m earned her the gold medal, as well as a new record title, outshining the previous record of 12.95m!
We were so excited to have 18 of our 21 Team Ontario athletes competing at the 2019 OFSAA Championships. Our athletes had some incredible performances, with 13 gold medal finishes, 6 silver and 3 bronze.
We would like to extend many congratulations to all of our athletes who competed, set new PBs, and won medals at the 2019 OFSAA Track and Field Championships. View the full OFSAA Results here.
After the conclusion of the second day of OFSAA action, the Speed River Inferno took place, and the action did not stop. A triumphant return was made by 800m runner Melissa Bishop, winning the race with a time of 2:01.10.
In the field, the one and only Alysha Newman took to the runway and topped her own Canadian record, yet again, in the women’s pole vault. A final jump of 4.76m had the crowd in awe and was a fantastic start to her outdoor season.
You can review the final results from the Speed River Inferno here.