It was another day and another medal for the Ottawa Lions at the Canadian Youth Championships in Langley, BC. Running against girls a year older then her, Erinn Stenman-Fahey picked up a silver medal in the U18 girls 400m, crossing the line in a new personal best time of 56.07 seconds. For Stenmann-Fahey, this was her third ever medal at the championships, having picked up a bronze in the U16 800m last year as well as stepping to the U18 4x400m team to help them win silver. Erinn will again be competing in both those events on the final day of competition. Also in the 400m, Reilly Jones set a new personal best of 57.83 seconds on her way to a sixth place finish.
Other performances of note from Saturday included Jonathan Favero, who was able to complete seven and a half laps of the Langley track faster than he had ever done before, finishing sixth in the U18 boys 3000m with a time of 8:57.26. In the U16 boys 300m, Austin White cracked the top 8 with a time of 37.39. Lastly, Matt Bedard continued to show his ability to perform well in a championship environment running a personal best 50.18 seconds in the U18 boys 400m, as he inches closer to a sub 50 second clocking. Including two runs over 400m at the Canadian Junior Championships in July, Bedard has ran a lifetime best in each of his national level races this year, a truly tremendous feat.
The youth championships wrap up on Sunday with the Lions kicking things off at 10:00am PST with Austin White in the U16 boys 200m prelims.