Bishop delivers in front of home crowd, Newman breaks championship record

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Another sellout crowd in Ottawa saw Melissa Bishop of Eganville, Ont., defend her Canadian 800-metre title. Bishop, the 2015 world championship silver medallist, ran away early from the field and didn’t look back. With friends, family and supporters in the stands, Bishop crossed the line in 2:00.26, she was followed by Jenna Westaway of Calgary and Lindsey Butterworth of North Vancouver, B.C. 

It was a record breaking night in the pole vault Alysha Newman of Delaware, Ont. Newman, the Canadian indoor and outdoor record holder, added the Canadian championship record to her collection. Her clearance of 4.65m smashed the previous record she set one year ago by 25cm. Newman will be joined by Anicka Newell in London at next month’s IAAF World Championships. 

In the men’s 110m hurdles final, Rio Olympic finalist Jonathan Cabral limped across the final 10 metres and fell to the ground after successfully defending his Canadian title. Cabral, Olympic decathlon bronze medallist Damian Warner of London, Ont., and the field faced windy conditions that led to a lot of downed hurdles. Olympian Sekou Kaba of Ottawa placed second with Warner in bronze medal position.

Canadian Champions - Saturday
U20 Women 1500m - Courtney Hufsmith, 4:24.12
U20 Men 1500m - Kyle Madden, 3:51.69
Senior Women 800m - Melissa Bishop, 2:00.26
Senior Men 800m - Brandon McBride, 1:45.23
U20 Women 400m - Kyra Constantine, 53.31
U20 Men 400m - Khamal Stewart-Baynes, 47.35
Senior Women 400m - Natassha McDonald, 52.20
Senior Men 400m - Benjamin Ayesu-Attah, 46.27
Senior Men 110m Hurdles - Johnathan Cabral, 13.61
U20 Men 110m Hurdles - Anastas Eliopoulos, 13.56
Senior Women 100m Hurdles - Angela Whyte, 13.02
U20 Women 100m Hurdles - Katarina Vlahovic, 13.63
U20 Men 3000m Steeplechase - Jean-Simon Desgagnés, 9:05.51

U20 Men Javelin - Roan Allen, 62.68m
U20 Women Long Jump - Tatiana Aholou, 6.05m
U20 Men High Jump - Jordan Fisher, 2.02m
U20 Women Javelin - Keira McCarrell, 43.35m
U20 Men Long Jump - Kenny Siharath, 7.18m
U20 Women Hammer - Camryn Rogers, 61.95m *Championship record
U20 Women Pole Vault - Makiah Hunt, 3.95m
U20 Men Shot Put - Joseph Maxwell, 18.71m
Senior Women Hammer - Sultana Frizell, 66.88m
Senior Women Triple Jump - Caroline Ehrhardt, 13.53m
Senior Women Pole Vault - Alysha Newman, 4.65m *Championship record
Senior Men Javelin - Evan Karakolis, 73.71m
Senior Men Triple Jump - Patrick Hanna, 15.43m
Senior Men High Jump -Michael Mason, 2.25m
Senior Men Hammer - Adam Keenan, 69.81m

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