Sultana Frizell etched her name into the Canadian record books again Saturday at the St. Lawrence University Invite as she heaved a 20lb ball to a massive 22.00m in the weight throw.
Frizell recently returned to the weight throw after a nearly 10 year absence from the event, setting a then club record of 21.19m in late December. A two time Olympian in the outdoor equivalent, hammer throw, Frizell entered Saturday’s contest with eyes on Amy Moses long standing national record of 21.84m set back in 2004.
Sultana quickly garnered the attention of onlookers in the warm up as her first heave in practice hit the protective barriers with such force it snapped it in two. The Perth native wasted no time showing she was on form as she increased her club record to 21.35m on her first attempt.
While the three next attempts provided no improvement, Frizell unleashed her largest throw of the day in round five. As the official announced the throw would be a new Canadian record the crowd erupted in celebration – so much so that even Frizell didn’t know she had cracked the 22m barrier.
Including Frizell, Lions athletes won a total of 19 events over the weekend including sweeping both men’s and women’s titles in the 60 metres, 60m hurdles, 500 metres and the combined events (heptathlon and pentathlon). As well, the University of Ottawa women edged out the host St. Lawrence Saints for the team title (183 to 156pts).
The full list of winners is included below.
60m – Emmanuel Nwokobia
60m Hurdles – Sekou Kaba500m – Stephen Evans
800m – Remy Binns
Mile – Jared Ruest
4x200m – Bertwin Ben-Smith, Brandyn Martineau, Remy Binns, Cornelius Liburd
Long Jump – Scott Hancock
Heptathlon – Telvin Tavernier *Facility Record*
60m – Marie Innocent
60m Hurdles – Ashlea Maddex
200m – Roshanna Baker
300m – Marie Innocent
400m – Sydney Smith
500m – Svetlana Martynova
3000m – Lauren Moore
Pole Vault – Julia Maine
Triple Jump – Lindsay Hemstock
Weight Throw – Sultana Frizell *Facility Record*
Pentathlon – Svetlana Martynova