Watson, Crew break championship records; Emmanuel, De Grasse double up

Monday, July 10, 2017
Watson, Crew break championship records; Emmanuel, De Grasse double up

A capacity crowd was treated to quite a show on the final day of the 2017 Canadian Track & Field Championships.Sage Watson and Brittany Crew each broke championship records and Andre De Grasse and Crystal Emmanuel competed sprint doubles on Sunday at Ottawa’s Terry Fox Stadium.

Sage Watson’s great 2017 season just keeps on rolling. The recent NCAA 400m hurdle champion took home the victory with a new championship record time of 54.97. The previous record was held by Olympic 5th placer and Canadian record holder Rosey Edeh. 

After breaking the Canadian shot put record earlier in the year, Brittany Crew took the championship record today in Ottawa. Her effort of 18.32m in round 4 eclipsed Julie Labonte’s previous record by 20cm. 

Canada’s best sprinters were looking for fast legal times in the 200-metre final. Crystal Emmanuel blazed to victory in a time of 22.55 which is under the Canadian and championship record. Unfortunately the tailwind was over the allowable speed and doesn’t count for record purposes. 

After finishing in the runner-stop last year, Andre De Grasse claimed his first Canadian 200-metre title. De Grasse’s time of 19.96 was wind-aided and not eligible for record consideration. Last year’s winner, Brendon Rodney crossed the line in the runner-up spot with Aaron Brown finishing third.

Race Walk Results

U20 Men 10km 
1. Liang - 45:07 
2. Hoyer - 54:32

U20 Women 10km
1. Guenard - 1:00:56
2. Scott - 1:07:12

Senior Men 20km
1. Thorne - 1:22:12
2. Dunfee - 1:23:39
3. Adamowicz - 1:27:17
4. Christie - 1:29:17
5. Bilodeau - 1:29:29
6. Mundell - 1:30:20

Senior Women 20km
1. Burnett - 1:40:15 
2. Stevens - 1:43:35
3. Ramage - 1:45:12

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IPC World Para-Athletics Championships - July 14-23
Commonwealth Youth Games - July 19-23
Pan Am U20 Championships - July 21-23
Jeux De La Francophonie - July 21-30
IPC World Para-Athletics Junior Championships - August 3-6
IAAF World Championships - August 5-13
Summer Universiade (FISU) - August 23-28

Canadian Champions- Sunday

Senior Men 20km Race Walk - Benjamin Thorne, 1:22:12
Senior Women 20km Race Walk - Katelynn Ramage, 1:45:12
U20 Men 10km Race Walk - Alger Liam, 45:07
U20 Women 10km Race Walk - Danika Guénard, 1:00:56
U20 Women 5000m - Laura Dickinson, 16:44.61 *Championship record
Senior Men 400m Hurdles - Kirema Macharia, 51.30
U20 Men 400m Hurdles - Nathaniel St. Romain, 53.25
Senior Women 400m Hurdles - Sage Watson, 54.97 *Championship record
U20 Women 400m Hurdles - Dallyssa Huggins, 1:00.72
U20 Women 200m - Ashlan Best, 23.40 (+3.0)
U20 Men 200m - Karson Kowalchuk, 21.04
Senior Women 200m - Crystal Emmanuel, 22.55 (+2.8)
Senior Men 200m - Andre De Grasse, 19.96 (+2.7)
U20 Women 800m - Jazz Shukla, 2:09.70
U20 Men 800m - Marco Arop, 1:49.95
Senior Women 1500m - Gabriela Stafford, 4:12.41
Senior Men 1500m - Charles Philibert-Thiboutot, 3:45.42
U20 Men Pole Vault - Brennan Seguin, 4.70m
U20 Women Triple Jump - Kristen Schulz, 12.16m
U20 Men Hammer - Vikramjit Gondara, 62.37m
Senior Women Shot Put - Brittany Crew, 18.32m *Championship record
Senior Women High Jump - Alyxandria Treasure, 1.92m
U20 Men Triple Jump - Ryan Taylor, 14.76m
Senior Men Shot Put - Tim Nedow, 20.53m
Senior Men Pole Vault - Shawn Barber, 5.40m
U20 Women 4x100m - Universal Athletics, 47.56
U20 Men 4x100m - University of Toronto TC, 42.52
Senior Women 4x100m - Speed River T&F, 45.99
Senior Men 4x100m - Soeed River t&F, 41.96
U20 Women 4x400m - Ottawa Lions, 3:46.59
U20 Men 4x400m - University of Toronto TC, 3:16.94
Senior Women 4x400m - Ottawa Lions, 3:49.96

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