Bronze for Ovington in discus

While the temperatures dropped over night, the performances continue to heat up as Brandon Ovington picks up the fifth medal for the Ottawa Lions at the Canadian Track and Field Championships.

Despite only being 17, Ovington unleashed a massive three metre personal best with the junior implement to secure bronze with 46.86 metres. The West Carleton Secondary School Student has been picking medals up left, right and centre all year, as today’s performance follows silver at both the Ontario High School and Athletics Ontario Championships.

On the track, junior runners Keili Shepherd and Joe Fast both advanced to Saturday’s U20 1500m final based on time. Shepherd, who just finished her first year at the University of Ottawa, was fifth her semi and was the fastest of the non-automatic qualifiers in 4:41.27. Fast, who last month won OFSAA gold in the junior boys category, was also fifth in his heat, crossing the line in 4:00.99 to move on.

Action continues this evening with hammer thrower Sultana Frizell going for her eighth Canadian championship in the event, while shot putter Tim Nedow goes for his sixth straight national title.

On the track, Canada’s fastest man and woman will be crowned with semi-finals of the 100m going at 5:30pm and finals following at 9pm.

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