Monday, July 24, 2006

National Juniors Results

Wow - some tremendous results from National Juniors!
Results - National Junior Track and Field Championships,
Sherbrooke, Quebec

Led by Rebecca Johnston's bronze medal in the 400m, five athletes from Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club placed in the top-seven at the Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships in Sherbooke Quebec this weekend.

Ranked fifth coming into the event, Johnston ran a personal best 55.44 to advance to the finals, then a 55.79 in the rain to claim her bronze medal. Her time was only .22 off the standard for the World Junior Games in Beijing, China. Rebecca remains in Sherbrooke, participating at a National Junior Relay camp.

Tianna Deck, ranked 13th before the event, shocked the field by placing fourth in the long jump. Competing in the pouring rain, Deck nailed her second last jump with a personal best leap of 5.33 metres.

Dan Gardiner placed fifth in triple jump, with a leap of 13.80 metres. He also placed 6th in the long jump with a jump of 6.63 metres.Dave Thibert placed 7th in the high jump with a jump of 1.85 metres.

Also competing were André Pelland, who placed 25th in the 400m with a time of 1:59.75; Eric Ouellet who was 31st in the 800m with a 1:59.75; Tanya Simard, 14th in the triple jump with a 10.51 metre; and Kaitlyn Tallman who placed 18th in the 3k with a 10:40.84 and 21st in the 1500m with a 4:52.57