Sprinter Oluwasegun Makinde made the best of a pre-world championship warm up meet in Germany today, running to a second place finish and a new personal best time of 20.62. Makinde was among a small group of team Canada members competing in Weinheim. In addition to his run in the 200m, Makinde also ran the third leg on the 4x100m relay team, helping Canada to a second place finish, behind Germany, in 38.61.
Earlier this week, Michael Robertson laid down the best 400m of his life, winning Wednesday night’s twilight meet in 46.44 seconds. Not only did Roberston’s time shave 0.14 seconds off his previous best, and club record, set in 2010, but also eclipsed the former Twilight Meet Record of 46.75 set three years ago by Jon Reid of the Windsor Legion.
The 25th season of the Ottawa Lions Twilight Series culminates next Wednesday, August 7th. Please consult the schedule for a full list of events and times.