The best performances of 2018

As we’ve entered 2019, and about to resume our regularly scheduled programming back at the Dome next week, we thought it best to take one final look at 2018 by the numbers. Using the IAAF Scoring Tables of Athletics for both indoors and outdoors, we have ranked the Top-25 performances of the past twelve months.

For the second year in a row, Tim Nedow and Adam Palamar go 1-2 on the men’s side. While they had equal points a year ago, Nedow’s outdoor best of 21.02m in the shot raised him to the top of the class, nearly 100 points clear of Palamar. To put Nedow’s 1182 points into perspective, the IAAF equates it to running 10.07 in the 100m, 3:51.49 in the mile and leaping out to 8.20m in the long jump.

While Melissa Bishop sat out the 2018 season to give birth to her daughter Corinne, hurdlers Keira Christie-Galloway and Farah Jacques ran to replace her for the top performance of the year. The pair each ran 13.31 seconds over the 100m hurdles to score 1108 points. Christie-Galloway’s time set a new national junior standard in the event, eclipsing a 36 year old mark set by Karen Nelson while Jacques performance was the culmination of an excellent first season hurdling from the Olympic relay finalist.

As was done for 2017, athletes could only be listed once per event, but were able to appear across multiple events. Also, events run at the Louis-Riel Dome were scored using the outdoor tables.

MEN

  1. Tim Nedow, Shot Put, 21.02 – 1182
  2. Adam Palamar, 1500m, 3:41.65 – 1084
  3. Oluwasegun Makinde, 200m, 20.94 – 1076
  4. Saj Alhaddad, 400m Hurdles, 51.34 – 1064
  5. Oluwasegun Makinde, 100m, 10.45 – 1056
  6. Sekou Kaba, 60mH(i), 7.96 – 1053
  7. Sebastian Saville, 800m, 1:49.04 – 1053
  8. Sebastian Saville, 600m, 1:17.45 – 1052
  9. Lionel Muteba, 60m(i), 6.81 – 1049
  10. Stephen Evans, 600m(i), 1:19.50 – 1034
  11. Oluwasegun Makinde, 110mH, 14.24 – 1023
  12. Jodd Nelson, 100m, 10.57 – 1018
  13. Stephen Evans, 800m, 1:50.32 – 1017
  14. Lionel Muteba, 100m, 10.59 – 1011
  15. Adam Palamar, 800m, 1:50.78 – 1004
  16. Jodd Nelson, 200m, 21.50 – 995
  17. Lionel Muteba, 200m, 21.53 – 991
  18. Stephen Evans, 1000m(i), 2:27.06 – 983
  19. Oluwasegun Makinde, 60mH(i), 8.23 – 969
  20. Stephen Evans, 500m(i), 1:04.64 – 966
  21. Bertwin Ben-Smith, Stephen Evans, Saj Alhaddad, Sebastian Saville, 4x400m, 3:15.56 – 963
  22. Saj Alhaddad, 400m, 48.43 – 954
  23. Oluwasegun Makinde, 60m(i), 6.97 – 954
  24. Bertwin Ben-Smith, 200m, 21.86 – 945
  25. Saj Alhaddad, 500m(i), 1:05.19 – 940
  26. John Claude Van Biljon, Decathlon, 6788 – 940

WOMEN

  1. Keira Christie-Galloway, 100mH, 13.31 1108
  2. Farah Jacques, 100mH, 13.31 1108
  3. Devyani Biswal, 100mH, 13.43 1092
  4. Keira Christie-Galloway, 60mH(i), 8.31 1091
  5. Ashlea Maddex, 100mH, 13.51 1082
  6. Ashlea Maddex, 60mH(i), 8.36 1080
  7. Maeliss Trapeau, 800m, 2:04.82 1078
  8. Devyani Biswal, 60mH(i), 8.40 1071
  9. Lauren Gale, 300m(i), 38.73 1069
  10. Charlotte Gardner, 800m, 2:05.42 1067
  11. Sharelle Samuel, 400m, 53.68 1062
  12. Farah Jacques, 200m, 23.74 1061
  13. Erinn Stenman-Fahey, 800m, 2:05.81 1061
  14. Lauren Gale, 200m, 23.76 1059
  15. Madison Clarke, 800m, 2:06.10 1056
  16. Erinn Stenman-Fahey, 1000m(i), 2:46.18 1054
  17. Farah Jacques, 100m, 11.72 1048
  18. Maeliss Trapeau, 600m, 1:30.27 1047
  19. Lauren Gale, 400m, 54.23 1041
  20. Tania Bambi, 60mH(i), 8.58 1032
  21. Madison Clarke, 600m, 1:30.98 1031
  22. Farah Jacques, 60mH(i), 8.59 1030
  23. Sharelle Samuel, 300m(i), 39.49 1029
  24. Alexia Lamothe, 60mH(i), 8.60 1028
  25. Farah Jacques, 60m(i), 7.59 1023