De Grasse, Emmanuel look to defend their titles as the fastest man and woman in Canada

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The much anticipated men’s and women’s 100-metre semi-finals and finals take place on Friday evening of the Canadian Track and Field. Three-time Olympic medal winner from the Olympic Games Andre De Grasse of Markham, Ont., looks defend his title as Canada’s fastest man. He’ll take on a trio of his Olympic bronze medal winning relay teammates: Aaron Brown of Toronto, Ont., Akeem Haynes of Calgary and Mobolade Ajomale of Richmond Hill, Ont.

Crystal Emmanuel of Pickering, Ont., raised her game this season with a recent runner-up finish in the IAAF’s Diamond League. Emmanuel was a double winner last year at the Canadian Olympic Trials at 100 and 200-metres and will look to defend her titles in Ottawa.

1:00 PM Senior Women 400m Semi-finals (52.00) 
Olympian and member of Canada’s 4th place 4x400m relay from Rio, Carline Muir leads the field. Aiyanna-Brigitte Stiverne has the 2nd fastest Canadian time of 2017 and will face challenges recent LSU grad Travia Jones and 2016 Olympian Alycia Brown.

5:00 PM Senior Women Long Jump FINAL (6.75m)
Canadian record holder Christabel Nettey is back in fine form after a tough year of injury.

6:00 PM Senior Women Javelin FINAL (61.40m) 
Olympian and Canadian record holder Liz Gleadle could face a challenge from Krista Woodard and NCAA 3rd place finisher Ashley Pryke

6:00 PM Senior Women 100m Semi-finals (11.26) 
Crystal Emmanuel has made a major breakthrough this year and looks to retain her title as Canada’s fastest woman.

6:15 PM Senior Men 100m Semi-finals (10.12)
Olympic bronze medallist Andre De Grasse takes on his 4x100m team members Aaron Brown and Akeem Haynes. Gavin Smellie is back from injury and ready to contend.

7:25 PM Senior Women 800m Semi-finals (2:01.00)
World Championship silver medallist and Canadian record holder Melissa Bishop is a strong favourite. Annie Leblanc, Jessica Smith and Jenna Westaway will try challenge Bishop to earn the World qualifying time and a podium spot.

8:25 PM Senior Women 100m FINAL (11.26) 

8:35 PM Senior Men 100m FINAL (10.12)

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