Gale re-writes record book

The Dome Super Saturday Series ended with a bang this past weekend with no less than 15 Dome records falling by the wayside. Leading the way was 15 year old Lauren Gale who broke no less than six age group records across the 100m, 200m and 400m.

With a new lifetime best in the 100m of 12.26 seconds, Gale took nearly three tenths off the previous standard set by fellow Lion, Shelani Fernando in 2010. As the distance expanded, Lauren’s performances kept improving as she took down both the midget and youth 200m records with a new personal best of 24.79 seconds. Saving the best for last, Gale sped to a 55.75 second clocking in the 400m, removing three and a quarter seconds off Fiona Callendar’s eight year old midget record. The time took down the youth and junior marks as well.

In each race, Gale finished second to Farah Jacques, who took down a few records of her own. With a time of 11.86 seconds in the 100m, Jacques, erased Genevieve Thibault’s nine year old standard of 11.88. While Jacques narrowly missed out on the 200m record, she managed to improve on the 400m record by more than half a second with her run of 54.53 seconds.

Below is a list of other Dome records broken by Lions athletes on Saturday:

Keira Christie-Galloway – Youth Girls 100mH 14.24 – Old Record 14.39 Ashlea Maddex 2009
Jeremie Venne – Open Men Mile 4:17.39 – Old Record 4:19.24 Allen Brett 2006
Jeremie Venne – Junior Men Mile 4:17.39 – Old Record 4:19.24 Allen Brett 2006
Owen Day – Youth Boys Mile 4:39.55 – Old Record 4:44.32 Ian Donald 2006
Jonathan Rioux – Midget Boys Mile 4:40.95 – Old Record 4:44.32 Ian Donald 2006
Erinn Stenman-Fahey – Open Women Mile 5:06.83 – Old Record 5:11.47 Janine MacLeod 2006
Erinn Stenman-Fahey – Junior Women Mile 5:06.83 – Old Record 5:36.72 Emma Norman 2005
Erinn Stenman-Fahey – Youth Girls Mile 5:09.66 – Old Record 5:36.72 Emma Norman 2005
Erinn Stenman-Fahey – Midget Girls Mile 5:09.66 – Old Record 5:36.72 Emma Norman 2005