While it was cold and snowy outside, the performances inside the Dome at Louis-Riel on Saturday were on fire as the Lions wrapped up 2016 competition year. Lions athletes posted three new facility records including a new club record in the women’s weight throw.
Competing indoors for the first time since 2007, Sultana Frizell twice set a new personal best in the weight throw including a 21.19m effort on her final attempt. The distance extended both the club and facility records held by the two time Olympian.
On the track, Joe Fast lived up to his name, setting a new Dome record in the Under 16 boys category of the 1500m. Fast’s time of 4 minutes 15.54 seconds lowered the previous best, set in 2015, by 0.13 seconds.
Also etching their name in the record book was 14 year old Zachary Meredith who broke an eight year old mark in the 600m. Meredith finished fifth overall in 1:24.30, almost four tenths below the previous Under 16 mark. In the same race, Rio Olympian Alejandro Plaza, won in 1:19.26 to move to fourth all-time in club history.