Lions Shine at Masters Championships

The Ottawa Lions went five for five at last weekend’s Ontario Masters Championships at York University. The small contingent of three athletes combined for three gold, one silver and one bronze.

The medal haul was lead by sprinter Joseph Scatliffe who pulled off the sprint double by claiming victory in both the 60m and 200m distances in the 45 and over category. The 45 year old Scatliffe won his 60m title in 7.69 seconds, while his 26.35 clocking to win the 200m was nearly half a second ahead of his closest competitor.

Also claiming two medals at the championship was Hazel Harding who picked up a bronze and silver in the women’s 40 and over 200m and 400m events respectively.

The final medal of the competition came from Serge Faucher, a world masters medalist. Faucher claimed gold in the men’s 50 and over 400m in a time of 57.24 seconds.

The indoor season wraps up for our masters athletes this coming weekend at the Canadian Championship.