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Canada wraps up World Juniors

Brandon McBride

Brandon McBride

BARCELONA -The Canadian athletics team recorded two top eight finishes on the last day of competition at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain. The Canadian team recorded a bronze medal, two Canadian junior records, six top eights and 12 personal bests over the six day competition.

In the boy’s 800-metres final Brandon McBride of Windsor, Ont., placed sixth in a new Canadian junior record of 1:46.07.

The girl’s 4×400-metres relay of Alexandra Courtnall of Victoria, B.C., Devan Wiebe of Vancouver, B.C., Julia Zrinyi of Winnipeg, Man., and Sage Watson of Medicine Hat, Alta., also finished sixth racing to a time of 3:37.84 in the final.

Canada’s podium finish at these World Junior Championships was won by Shawnacy Barber of Toronto, Ont., in the men’s pole vault with a Canadian junior record of 5.55 metres.