Silver lining for Fast at Legion Championships

Things appeared to get off to a great start for Joe Fast on Friday at the National Legion Championships in Brandon, Manitoba on Friday. The provincial silver medalist in the Under 16 1200m had appeared to have taken gold, but upon further review, Fast would be disqualified under IAAF rule 163.2b – jostling.

However, Fast was quick to rebound Saturday in the 2000m event, running to a silver medal in a personal best time of 5 minutes 47.64 seconds. Fast’s performance was nearly three seconds ahead of his previous best, set at the Ontario Legion Championships in July.

Fast came up just short in a bid to add to the medal collection on Sunday when he finished fourth in the 800m in a time of 2:01.11.

Also competing in Brandon was Aidan McMann. The thrower from Immaculata High School finished ninth in both under 18 boys discus and shot put, missing out on the final in the latter event by a mere five centimetres.

Sprinter Noah Regnier had a top finish of 15th in the under 18 boys 400m with a time of 51.70 seconds.