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Wrap up of final day

Sultana Frizell

Sultana Frizell

GUADALAJARA – Canadian track and field wrapped up competition today at Telmex Athletics Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico with a pair of fifth place finishes in the relays. Canadian track and field currently sits in 9th place with four medals (gold, two silver and a bronze) with two road races remaining (no Canadian representation).

The women’s 4×100-metres relay team consisting of Kerri-Ann Mitchell of Pickering, Ont., Krysha Bayley of Edmonton, Alta., Christian Brennan of Waterdown, Ont., and Angela Whyte of Edmonton, Alta., finished fifth overall in a time of 44.33 seconds.

In the men’s 4×400-metres relay, Philip Osei of Toronto, Ont., Dontae Richards-Kwok of Mississauga, Ont., Tremaine Harris of Markham, Ont., and Michael Robertson of Ottawa, Ont., stopped the clock at 3:07.12 to place fifth overall. Team anchor Michael Robertson is happy with their showing at the Games; “We bettered our time by over a second from yesterday (3:08.51). Considering we came in with very little training as a team, it’s a good indication of things to come for next summer.”

Jason Wurster of Stevensville, Ont., finished seventh in the men’s pole vault final with a mark of 5.20 metres. Cuba’s Lazaro Borges took gold in a new Pan American Games record of 5.76 metres.

Canadian medalists in athletics

Medal Event Name Hometown
Gold Shot Put Dylan Armstrong Kamloops, B.C.
Silver Hammer Throw Sultana Frizell Perth, Ont.
Silver 100m Hurdles Angela Whyte Edmonton, Alta.
Bronze 1500m Malindi Elmore Kelowna, B.C.