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Abdulai wins first title

Ruky Abdulai - Hepthatlon

Ruky Abdulai - Hepthatlon

Calgary, Alta. – In the heptathlon Coquitlam B.C.’s Ruky Abdulai (Valley Royals) won her first Canadian Championship with a personal best and World Championship A standard of 6150 points. Just 18 points behind with 6132 was Calgary, Alta.’s Jessica Zelinka (unattached). Natasha Miller (Valley Royals) of Abbotsford, B.C. finished in third with 5581 points.

London, Ont.’s Damian Warner (Unattached) won his first Canadian Track and Field Championship today in the decathlon while registering a new personal best of 8102 points. Damian is one of only six Canadians to ever break 8000 points in this 10-event competition; the others were Michael Smith, David Steen, Michael Nolan, Jamie Adjetey-Nelson and Massimo Bertocchi.

In the men’s para-athletics T54 wheelchair classification 5000-metres, Guelph, Ont.’s Josh Cassidy (Unattached) held onto his Canadian Championship title to reclaim the victory. He clocked in at 12:19.93 followed by Sherbrooke, Que.’s Jean-Paul Compaore (Sherbrooke), and Saskatoon, Sask.’s Kyle Shaw (Cyclones).

Toyin Olypona (Flying Angels) of Orillia, Ont. and Justyn Warner (Elite Edge) of Markham, Ont. both secured top placings in the 100-metres semi final tonight. The finals are tomorrow at 6:40pm Mountain time (8:40pm Eastern time) to crown Canada’s fastest runners.

More Canadian Champions crowned on Day 2

Name Event Time/Mark Hometown Club
Cindy Burt T38 200m 34.57 Oshawa, Ont. Durham Dragons
Christine Campbell T34 100m 23.19 Kitchener, Ont. Kitchener-Waterloo
  F34 Discus 10.47m    
Renee Foessel F37 Shot Put 9.45m Mississauga, Ont. Cruisers Sports
Keira-Lyn Frie T54 100m 17.59 Saskatoon, Sask. Cyclones
Meghan O’Brien T36 200m 42.30 Kitchener, Ont. Kitchener-Waterloo
Jacqueline Rennebohm T12 200m 29.85 Regina, Sask. Ottawa Lions
Becky Richter T51 100m 41.61 Saskatoon, Sask. Cyclones
Leah Robinson T37 200m 32.32 Petersburg, Ont. Laurel Creek
Martha S-Gustafson F52 Discus 9.35m Toronto, Ont. Cruisers Sports
Michelle Stilwell T52 100m 20.59 Nanoose Bay, B.C. WC Race Series
Sarah White T53 100m 19.94 Montreal, Que. Saint-Laurent
Robert Hughes F33 Discus 21.56m Sarnia, Ont. Sarnia Athletics
Brandon King T12 200m 24.29 Brampton, Ont. Ottawa Lions
Brent Lakatos T53 100m 15.17 Dorval, Que. Ass. Fauteuil Roulant
Colin Mathieson T54 100m 15.14 Sherbrooke, Que. Sherbrooke
Alister McQueen T44 200m 24.74 Calgary, Alta. Unattached
Issa Ouedraogo F58 Discus 27.12m Sherbrooke, Que. Sherbrooke
Eddy Solla T34 100m 19.42 Chilliwack, B.C. WC Race Series
Kevin Strybosch F37 Shot Put 10.89m London, Ont. London Western
Kenneth Trudgeon F46 Shot Put 12.35m London, Ont. London Western


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