Two club records and nine medals on final day of Ontario Championships

It was a record setting day for Lions athletes on the final day of the Athletics Ontario Junior/Senior Championships. Two club records fell, while a further nine medals were added to Saturday’s haul of 14.

Divya Biswal was the first to re-write the record book, eclipsing her own mark in the triple jump. Biswal’s leap of 13.27m was 16cm further than the standard she set earlier this year in Long Beach, California. With the distance, Divya would claim the silver, outdistanced only by Caroline Ehrhardt’s Canadian leading leap of 13.41m.

Next to etch their names in the record books was the quartet of Lauren Gale, Erinn Stenman-Fahey, Maddi Clarke and Sharelle Samuel who combined to win gold in the senior women’s 4x400m relay. The ladies ran a time of 3:44.58, nearly one and a half seconds better than the 2010 Canadian Junior winning team of Evelyn Scott, Fiona Callender, Samantha Murphy and Ashlea Maddex.

Other medal winners on day two included:

Jordan Weston – Junior Women’s 3000m – 10:20.87 (BRONZE)
Sharelle Samuel – Junior Women’s 400m Hurdles – 1:10.13 (SILVER)
Austin White – Junior Men’s 400m Hurdles – 55.70 (SILVER)
Saj Alhadad – Senior Men’s 400m Hurdles – 52.14 PB (SILVER)
Charifa Labarang – Senior Women’s 200m – 23.92 (BRONZE)
Saj Alhadad, Thomas Saville, Stephen Evans, Connor Ross – Senior Men’s 4x400m – 3:22.13
Roan Allen – Junior Men’s Javelin – 55.63m