Sun sets on Ontario’s High Performance Series at the Toronto High Performance Twilight Meet

The Toronto High Performance Twilight meet on Friday, June 18th is the latest installment in the Ontario High Performance Series in which Canadian Olympic hopefuls compete both on the Track and on the Field. The event will take place at the historic Toronto Track and Field Centre at York University.

This is the fourth and final high performance competition taking place in Ontario ahead of the Olympic Trials which go in Montreal between June 24th and June 27th.

On the Women’s side, Sade McCreath-Tardiel, of the York University Track and Field club, is a name to watch. She currently sits as the 3rd ranked runner in the 100m for the 2021 season. She has a personal best of 11.47s which is just three-hundredths of a second off the Olympic Standard. McCreath-Tardiel has seen success on the international stage finishing 12th at the World University Games in 2019.

Joining McCreath-Tardiel on a stacked women’s side is 400m runner Alicia Brown and 1500m runner Sasha Gollish. Brown is coming off an impressive week which saw her take first place in the 400m at the Johnny Loaring Classic in Windsor, Ontario and the Royal City Inferno Track and Field Festival in Guelph. She won both events with times of 52.49 and 52.44 respectively, just one-second off of the Olympic Standard.

Gollish is an accomplished runner on the international stage with a bronze medal performance in the 1500m at the 2015 Pan-Am games with a time 4:10.11. In the 2021 season she has a personal best of 4:15.47 at the Johnny Loaring Classic. She’s also an accomplished road runner, having finished 2nd in the Canadian 5k Championships in 2016.

In a stacked women’s throws field, Renee Foessel returns hungry for more after unofficially breaking the F38 Women’s Discus World Record at Wednesday’s Royal City Inferno Track & Field Festival. This is Foessel’s second time unofficially breaking the record in one week, will she reach lucky number three? Check out what she has to say about yesterday’s 37.83m throw here.

Additionally, Canadian women’s shot put stand-out Sarah Mitton will continue her impressive 18m+ season tomorrow, coming off another solid showing at yesterday’s competition.

The men’s side is highlighted by 800m standout Robert Heppenstall and Shot Put and Discus thrower Mark Bujnowski. Heppenstall, of the Monte Cristo Track Club, enters the competition as the second ranked runner in the 800m division. With a seasonal best of 1:46.98, he finds himself just one-second off of the Olympic Standard of 1:45.20. Heppenstall is coming off a prolific NCAA career which saw him be named an All-American in the 800m a staggering seven times.

As for Bujnowski, a thrower with London Western Track & Field Club, he’s in the middle of an incredible 2021 campaign. He enters as the 2nd ranked shot putter and 3rd ranked discus thrower. On the shot put side, he podiumed in all three high performance indoor events and has finished first at the Johnny Loaring Classic and the Royal City Inferno Track and Field Festival.

Bujnowski has also shown well in the Discus event, having finished second at the Johnny Loaring Classic and second at the Royal City Inferno Track and Field Festival. He has personal bests of 57.00m in the Discus and 18.30m in the Shot Put respectively.

On Friday, the women will be participating in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 100m Hurdles, Long Jump, Shot Put, Discus and Javelin. On the men’s side, they will be participating in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 110m Hurdles, Shot Put and Discus.

The event schedule can be found >>Here<< and the livestream can be found >>Here<<

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