Two top-eight results on Day 5 of athletics at Summer Universiade (FISU); Six Event Finals for Canada tomorrow


Two top-eight results on Day 5 of athletics at Summer Universiade (FISU); Six Event Finals for Canada tomorrow

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Ste-Justine, Que.’s Julia Labonté and Liverpool, N.S.’s Chalsea Whalen lined up in the women’s shot put final today, Day 5 at FISU in Kazan, Russia. Julie finished sixth in the event throwing 17.60 metres and Chelsea was 11th with 15.52 metres. In the men’s pole vault final Toronto, Ont.’s Shawnacy Barber finished 11th with a height of 5.15 metres.

In the heptathlon Rachael McIntosh of Bridgewater, N.S., finished eighth overall registering 5589 points. For the second day of the event Rachael measured 5.69 metres in the long jump, won her javelin group with 39.69 metres and crossed the finish line in 2:13.18 over 800-metres.

Anthony Romaniw of Guelph, Ont., dominated his 800-metres semi final to secure his spot in tomorrow’s final. Romaniw led the two lap race crossing the line in 1 minute and 47.44 seconds.

Both the men’s relay teams qualified for the finals tomorrow by winning their heats. The men’s 4×100-metre team clocked 39.64 seconds; the 4×400-metres relay team ran 3:07.14.

Earlier in the day London, Ont.’s Taylor Stewart finished third in his qualifying long jump group with 7.62 metres and advances to the finals.

In the 110-metre hurdles semi final, St. Thomas, Ont.’s Matthew Brisson does not advance to the finals. He finished fifth in his heat in 14.16 seconds.

Canadians in finals on Friday

Event Eastern Time Athlete
Men’s 800m 11:00am Anthony Romaniw
Men’s Long Jump 11:05am Taylor Stewart
Men’s 4x100m Relay 11:10am Team Canada
Women’s 4x400m Relay 11:40am Team Canada
Men’s 5000m 12:00pm Lucas Bruchet & Andrew Nixon
Men’s 4x400m Relay 12:35pm Team Canada

For more information including the schedule, results and live streaming visit: http://www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=669.

-AC-

Emily Hooper
Coordinator, Marketing and Communications
Athletics Canada
(613) 260-5580 x.3332

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