Last night at the Spire Institute in Ohio, Yves Sikubwabo ran 1000m faster than any other Ottawa Lion had done before, crossing the line in 2:22.68 to take the victory over his Guelph Gryphon teammate, Anthony Romaniw by just 0.04 seconds. The record had previously been held by Michael Woods who set the previous standard of 2:23.64 at an Ottawa Twilight Meet in 2006.
For Sikubwabo, who held a previous best of 2:27.90, last night was his first attempt at 1000m this year after focussing his efforts primarily on the 1500m and 3000m. Yves’ time currently puts him number one in Canadian Interuniversity Sport.
Yves is scheduled to be back on the track today, competing over 3000m at 12:20pm.