Farah Jacques re-wrote the club record book for the second time this season on Saturday at the Sunshine Invitational in Miami. Jacques bested Ashley Purnell’s 14 year old standard of 11.55 seconds as she finished third in a lifetime best 11.49 seconds.
Farah, who previously set the club record in the 200m earlier this season, was second in that event with a time of 23.36 seconds as she battled a 2.0 m/s headwind.
Also in Miami, Oluwasegun Makinde was second in both sprints events with runs of 10.38 (100m) and 20.77 (200m).
At the Birmingham Diamond League stop, Melissa Bishop posted a seasonal best run of 1:58.48 to finish third in the 800m. The time is the third fastest of the Eganville native’s career behind only her Canadian record and silver medal runs at last year’s world championships.
Finally, with the OFSAA Track and Field Championships wrapping up Saturday in Windsor, Lions athletes brought home a further five medals on the final day of competition. Keira Christie-Galloway picked up her second medal of the championships with a silver in the senior girls long jump (5.69m). This was the third straight year Keira has picked up silver in the event.
Also in the field, grade 10 Rideau High School student, Wariso Dullo had to settle for bronze in the junior boys javelin after his best throw of 53.17m was bested in the final throws of the competition.
On the track, Shona McColloch finished third in the fastest girls 3000m in Canadian high school history. The top two athletes broke the 35 year old OFSAA record, while Shona was just one one hundredth of a second off it, crossing the line in 9:30.65. In the junior girls event, Mei Mei Weston posted a huge personal best of 9:41.56 to pick up silver.
Rounding out the medalists was Austin White of St. Michael’s in Kemptville as he finished second in the 400m hurdles in a time of 54.90.