Alexis and Faucher win World Masters Medals

Sprinters Wendy Alexis and Serge Faucher combined for three medals at the recently completed World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships in Daegu, Korea.

Alexis proved yet again she is among the fastest women in the world in the over 60 age category, speeding to silver medals in both the 60m and 200m races. While the 61 year old teacher was able to put forth a seasonal best effort of 8.85 seconds in the 60m preliminaries, she was narrowly edged out by compatriot Karla Del Grande in the final.

Over 200m it was again a battle between Del Grande and Alexis, with the results looking exactly the same as Wendy crossed in 29.26 seconds, two tenths behind her rival. However, Alexis’ time was a seasonal best by nearly half a second.

For Serge Faucher it was representing Canada on the M50 4x200m relay where he shone, running third leg on the silver medal winning team. The Canadian quartet finished just over a second behind the victorious Americans.

In his individual events, Faucher ran a seasonal best of 54.90 to finish 6th in the 400m while also finishing 10th and 11th in the 200m and 60m respectively.

Also competing on the global scene, Shona McCulloch finished 86th in the junior women’s race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Kampala, Uganda.  The Canadian team finished in 6th place, it’s third best finish in the history of the competition.