Weekend Wrap-Up

Lions athletes closed out the month of April in variety of competitions across the United States, with 11 competing at the Big Red Invitational in Ithaca, NY on Sunday. The small contingent picked up a total of three medals on the Cornell University campus.

Saj Alhadad picked up the only victory in Ithaca, winning the men’s 400m hurdle race in a time of 54.29, narrowly edging out Clayton Jeffrey of the host school.

Grabbing a silver was Stephen Evans who finished second in the men’s 800m in a time of 1:55.72, four seconds behind Paul Lovell of Syracuse who won in a facility record time. Brandyn Martineau made the 100m final, finishing seventh.

On the women’s side, Ashlea Maddex was second in the 100m hurdles in a seasonal best 13.50 seconds. She was joined in the final by Devyani Biswal and Keira Christie-Galloway who were fourth and fifth respectively in seasonal best times as well. In the field, Tanya Coulter hurled the hammer out to 47.44m. The mark currently ranks sixth among juniors in Canada.

Further south in Philadelphia, Biswal’s twin Divya bounded out to 12.66m to take bronze in the Penn Relays Olympic Development triple jump.