After the first day of the 2013 Canadian Youth Championships, the Ottawa Lions are already on the medal table with a silver in the youth girls 4x100m relay team. The team of Anni Dai, Alexia Lamothe, Ali Chiarelli and Reilly Jones crossed the line in a time of 49.09, a quarter of a second behind the winning team from Laurel Creek.
It was nearly the second medal of the day for Lamothe after finishing 4th in the U18 100m hurdle final. Qualifying second to the final, Alexia finished in a time of 14.41 seconds, just 0.01 seconds off the podium. Next up for Lamothe will be the 300m hurdle timed final on Sunday.
Two other fourth place finishers on day one included Olivia Gaudet in the U16 girls 1200m. Gaudet, ran a three second personal best to cross the line in a time of 3:40.50. The Nepean high school student will next be on the track for the 800m on Sunday, an event she won bronze in at the Ontario championships just two weeks ago.
Rounding things out, the quartet of Austin White, Matt Bedard, Phillip Chau and Zach Kerr finished 4th in the U18 boys 4x100m relay in a time of 44.29 seconds.
Day two starts off for the Lions with Austin White competing in the U16 boys 300m final at 11:50am PST. Live results are available at http://liveresults.athletics.ca/Live_Results/2013/Legion_Youth_Championships/