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Canadian athletes off to fast start in 2015 outdoor season

The 2015 outdoor season is barely underway, but there were a number of great performances turned in by Canadian athletes over the weekend, notably a new Canadian record by Christabel Nettey in the women’s long jump, and Andre De Grasse equaled the best all-time mark in the men’s 200-metres.

Nettey set a new Canadian record in the long jump with a leap of 6.98-metres at the Mt. SAC Relays. De Grassecontinues his hot spring by taking Mt. SAC Relay titles in both the 100-metres and 200-meres. In the 200-metres he tied the Canadian record with a time of 20.16 (+0.3). Also taking wins in the invitational section were Brandon McBride (800-metres), Erin Teschuk (3000-metres steeplechase) and Sultana Frizell (hammer throw). Teschuk’stime of 9:43.83 is the second fastest ever by a Canadian in the women’s 3000-metres steeplechase.

Juniors Raquel Tjernagel (400-metres) and Justyn Knight (1500-metres) also turned in notable performances over the weekend.


Mt. SAC Relays

Invitational Section

Christabel Nettey, Long Jump, 6.98m CR, 1st

Andre De Grasse ties 200m CR 20.16 (+0.3); 9.87 (+4.0), 1st in both

Brandon McBride, 800m, 1:46.28, 1st

Women’s 3000m steeplechase section winners: Erin Teschuk 9:43.83, Maria Bernard 9:53.71

Sultana Frizell, Hammer Throw, 72.52m, 1st

Gabriella Stafford 1500m, 4:11.46, 4th

Taryn Suttie, Shot Put, 17.01m, 5th

Brandon Lord, 10,000m, 29:09.46, 5th

Aaron Hendrikx, 5000m, 13:52.26, 17th


College / Open Section

Shawnacy Barber, Pole Vault, 5.35m, 1st

Lindsey Bergevin, Pole Vault, 4.20m, 2nd

Gregory MacNeill, 400m Hurdles, 52.05, 2nd


Virginia Challenge

Justyn Knight, 1500m, 3:39.66, 1st

Nicole Sifuentes, 1500m, 4:09.35, 1st


Bryan Clay Invitational

Noelle Montcalm, 400m Hurdles, 57.26, 1st

Jillian Drouin, High Jump, 1.80m, 1st

Magali Roche, Long Jump, 6.12m, 1st

Raquel Tjernagel, 400m, 52.52, 2nd

Jennifer Cotten, 400m Hurdles, 58.93, 2nd


Long Beach State Invitational

Raquel Tjernagel, 100m, 11.58, 1st; 200m, 23.58, 1st

Gabriella Stafford, 800m, 2:04.61, 1st

Sasha Gollish, 800m, 2:04.79, 2nd

Karelle Edwards,100m Hurdles, 13.58, 2nd

Maria Bernard, 5000m, 16:33.46, 2nd

Lindsey Bergevin, Pole Vault, 4.12m, 2nd

Gregory MacNeill, 400m Hurdles, 51.80, 2nd

Jennifer Cotten, 400m Hurdles, 58.79, 2nd

Devan Wiebe, 800m, 2:06.53, 3rd

Celia Peters, 800m, 2:07.82, 4th

Oregon Relays
Annie Leblanc, 800m, 2:04.49, 1st; 1500m, 4:16.17, 1st
Kansas Relays Downtown Shot Put

Tim Nedow, 20.51m, 4th


Toronto Younge Street 10k

Lanni Marchant & Eric Gillis each earned victories. Finishing in 31:49, Marchant was just 7 seconds off the course record. Gillis crossed the line with a time of 29:16.


Vancouver Sun Run

Natasha Wodak, 32:34, 2nd