McCulloch Breaks Canadian Record at World Championships

For the second straight year, Shona McCulloch finished 11th in the 3000m at an IAAF World Championships. However, this year’s effort at the junior championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland lowered her one month old Canadian Youth record to a blistering 9 minutes 16.93 seconds.

After getting separated from the lead pack about half way through the race, McCulloch powered through the final kilometer with American Kate Murphy on her way to a five second personal best. Shona had previouly set the Canadian record of  9:21.61 at a meet in Renton, Washington.

Competing at her first global championship, sprinter Shyvonne Roxborough advanced to the semi-finals, finishing 22nd overall with a time of 11.88 seconds. The South Carleton High School graduate advanced to the semi’s following a 11.78 clocking in the heats where she garnered her semi-final spot as one of the fastest non-qualifiers.

The final member of the Lion’s contingent, Keira Christie-Galloway finished 6th in her heat of the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.43 seconds. She failed to advance, finishing 39th overall.