Lions pick up three medals at NACAC Championships

It was a successful weekend at the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Under 23 championships for sprint hurdler Ashlea Maddex and 400m runner Devin Biocchi. The pair each captured a medal at the biennial championship being held in Kamloops, British Columbia.

Maddex, a bronze medallist in 2012, got things started on Saturday by repeating the feat. Aided by a 2.2 m/s wind at her back, the native of Pascal, Ontario crossed the line in an all conditions best 13.19 seconds. The race was won by American LeTristan Pledger in 13.04 seconds. Maddex also picked up a silver medal as a member of Canada’s 4x400m relay.

Lining up in the men’s 4x400m relay, Biocchi captured his first international medal while running on the second leg. The Canadian team finished in 3:08.78 while the team from the United States won in 3:04.34.