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Weekly World Champ Standard Roundup – May 8, 2017

Justyn Knight

On Friday evening, Justyn Knight (Vaughan, Ont.) won the 5000m at the Payton Jordan Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif. Knight’s time of 13:17.51 currently stands as the fastest in the world for 2017.


Mohammed Ahmed

About 40 minutes later on the same track, Mohammed Ahmed (St. Catharines, Ont.), achieved a world championship standard in the 10,000m. His time of 27:30.00 currently ranks second in the world.

CBC Story: Mo Ahmed runs personal best in 10k at Payton Jordan Invitational


Gen Lalonde

Canadian steeplechase record holder, Gen Lalonde (Moncton, N.B.) opened her season with a second place finish at the Payton Jordan Invitational. She dipped under the world championship standard with a time of 9:36.88.


Andrea Seccafien

Rounding out the quartet achieving standards in Palo Alto on Friday was Andrea Seccafien (Guelph, Ont). A strong close over the final lap allowed Seccafien to dip under the standard of 15:22.00 by a mere .36 seconds. Her time of 15:21.54 ranks ninth in the world.

Brittany Crew

Brittany Crew (East York, Ont.), won the shot put competition at the Campbell-Wright Invitational with a best throw of 17.85m. This is Crew’s third competition in a row where she has surpassed the world championship standard. She is currently ranked 14th in the world.

Pamela LeJean & Casey Perin

Pamela LeJean (Halifax, N.S.) and Case Perrin (Halifax, N.S.) both achieved IPC World Championship in the women's F53 shot put event. LeJean won the competition with a throw of 4.39m followed by Perrin in 3.35m. LeJean also won the women's F53 discus competition going over the standard with a best throw of 11.37m.

 

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