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Island Track and Field athletes compete at Canadian Championships

August 5, 2019, 11:48 AM

Track and Field athletes compete at Canadian Championships

Four of PEI’s top track and field athletes travelled to Montreal, Quebec recently to compete in the Canadian Junior/Senior Championships and World Trials.

Malcolm Gilman of Charlottetown was the lone Island competitor in the Junior (under 20) division. In the men’s hammer Gilman threw 44.86m to finish in 7th position. Gilman also competed in javelin with a throw of 49.52m for 11th place.

In the senior category, Matthew Tanton of Summerside finished in 7th place with a throw of 38.20m in the men’s discus event.

Bailey Smith of Ten Mile House had a strong qualifying heat in the women’s 100m with a time of 11.96. Smith followed up with a strong semi-final run of 11.97 but did not advance to the finals finishing 17th overall.

Damon MacDonald of Charlottetown competed in both the 100m and 200m events. In qualifying, MacDonald ran a solid 11.08 but did not advance to the semi-final. In the 200m qualifying round, he ran 22.40 to advance to the semi-final round. In the semi-final he registered a time of 22.36 to finish in 22nd position.