11 Lions advance out of morning qualifying

It was a busy morning on the track to start day three of the Canadian Track and Field Championships with a plethora of qualifying rounds taking place for events from 100m to 1500m. In total, 11 Lions athletes advanced on to the semi-finals for their event.

Jodd Nelson in the men’s 200m and Mary Ollier in the women’s 400m were the highest placers, both finishing second overall in their respective qualifying rounds.

Nelson’s time of 21.56, just off his season’s best, was second only to Commonwealth Games decathlon bronze medalist Pierce Lepage who is contesting both the 200m and long jump at this championship. Joining Nelson in the semi-finals will be Lionel Muteba (3rd – 21.66s) and Bertwin Ben-Smith (6th – 21.86)

Ollier led a trio of Lion women through the 400m qualifying in a time of 58.35 seconds. Finishing closely behind were Emmanuelle Keogh (4th) and Stephanie Gould (5th) who finished in 58.61 and 58.72 respectively.

Other qualifiers from this mornings session include:

U20 200m – Women

5th – Anesi Anyia 25.72 seconds
13th – Paulina Procyk 26.38 seconds

U20 200m – Men

10th – Cornelius Liburd 22.67 seconds

U20 400m – Women

5th – Doyin Ogunremi 58.53 seconds

U20 400m – Men

9th – Quinn Lyness 50.75 seconds