Palamar posts NCAA leading mile time

There has to be something about the Boston University Track and Tennis Centre that just seems to get Adam Palamar’s feet moving. Saturday in the Massachusetts capital, the senior at Syracuse University posted NCAA leading time, when the mile in 3 minutes  57.39 seconds.

The Merivale High School graduate had set his previous best a year ago at the same meet when he finished third in 3:58.55.

In addition to running the fastest collegiate time in North America so far this year, Palamar sub-4 minute performance moves him to number two on the club’s all-time list, just 0.02 seconds behind Olympian Stephen Agar.

Back in Canada, Lions athletes descended on Montreal for the nation’s largest indoor meet of the year – the McGill Team Challenge.

Lions, Gee-Gees and Ravens picked up a total of 10 medals including three gold over the two day competition. Ashley Connell was the only athlete to pick up two medals, winning the shot put with a USports qualifying heave of 14.47m. The senior at Guelph also picked up silver in the weight throw.

Lions athletes swept both 60m hurdle events as Keira Christie-Galloway took the women’s event in 8.61 seconds, while teammate Tania Bambi was third in 8.83. Scott Hancock was victorious on the men’s side in 8.48. Hancock also set a new best of 8.41 in the preliminaries which places 6th in the USports rankings.

Other medalists included:

Shyvonne Roxborough – Silver 60m
Amelia Brohman – Bronze 60m
Svetlana Martynova – Silver 600mCharlotte Gardner – Bronze 600m
Stephen Evans – Silver 600m