At the national championships in Moncton, Melissa Bishop told the interview track side she wasn’t looking for a fast time – just another gold medal. She would be aiming for a new personal best on the National Track League’s west coast swing.
Well, the Eganville native got her second national championship and Tuesday night in Victoria picked up another personal best in the 800 metres. Finishing the two lap race in 1:59.7, Bishop erases her old Ontario and Club record of 1:59.76 set last year in Vancouver. The time also topped Diane Cummins meet record of 1:59.73 set in 2006.
Also competing in Victoria was Michael Robertson. The national silver medalist over 400m was second again Tuesday night, finishing in 46.51. Akeem Gauntlett of Jamaica was the winner in 45.88