Canada’s largest indoor track and field meet is full of outstanding performances, and on day two of the McGill Team Challenge two in particular rose to the occasion. Middle distance runner Mohamed Souleiman and hurdler Sekou Kaba each proved they will be in the hunt for medals at this year’s CIS championships in March.
In what was likely a preview of the CIS 1500m final,battled tough for seven and a half laps before crossing the finish line in fourth in a new University of Ottawa record 3:49.24. The man known to many by his shorthand, Moh, has been on a tear the past couple weeks setting no less than three Gee-Gee records from 1000m through 3000m. The latter was the result of an endurance test. Moh will look to expand his reign next weekend as he steps down to the 600m as puts in some speed work ahead of the forthcoming OUA and CIS Championships where he will contest the 1000m and 1500m.
Over the 60m hurdles, 2012 CIS Champion Sekou Kaba showed he is ready to take back his crown after sitting out the 2013 season with an injury, running away with gold in a nation leading 7.98 second clocking. The win was Kaba’s fourth straight at the McGill Team Challenge as he out leaned York’s Ingvar Moseley by 0.05 seconds at the line.
The only other winner on day two was Michele Krech in the women’s pentathlon, who overcame a 127 point deficit heading into the final event to win with 3593 points. The victory was the second in as many weeks, as Krech captured the pentathlon title at the Saints Invitational last Friday night.
The Lions return to action next Saturday as they play host to the uOttawa WinterNational Invitational