At the 106th Millrose Games in New York City last night, Melissa Bishop continued to do what she does best – run fast. The 24 year old from Eganville, competing in the 600m, dropped nearly two seconds off the previous club standard of 1:29.91, set by Jennifer Perrault in 2012. Bishop was fourth across the line, stopping the clock at 1:27.95, just off the long standing Canadian record of 1:27.63 set by Camille Cato in 1984.
This was Melissa’s third trip to the historic New York event. She had previously been a two time Millrose Games winner, leading the University of Windsor to back to back victories in the collegiate 4x800m.
Following her race, Melissa took to Twitter, expressing her pleasure with the new personal best and that she now has her eyes firmly set on that Canadian record.
While not indicating any further indoor events on her calendar, Bishop is expected to open her outdoor campaign April 20th in the Invitational 800m at the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, California.