While temperatures reached nearly 30 degrees yesterday in Lynchburg, Virginia, the sun wasn’t the only thing heating up the track at Liberty University. Farah Jacques posted two victories Wednesday at the Liberty Twilight before boarding a plane for Yokahama, Japan where she will represent Canada next weekend at the World Relay Championships.
The 29 year old Jacques was dominating in winning both the 100m hurdles and 200m events. Bolstered by a positive 2.8 metres per second wind at her back in the hurdles, final, Jacques won convincingly in a time of 13.09 seconds. It was the second all-conditions best for the Olympic finalist on the day after speeding to a windy 13.22 seconds in the preliminaries.
The wind grew stronger for the 200m final as Jacques won in 23.68 seconds over Kanajzae Brown of Virginia Tech while the wind registered a positive 5.1 metres per second.
Also in Lynchburg, Lion alum Alejandro Perlaza Zapata rolled to victory in the men’s 400 in 46.19 seconds before registering a 45.11-second anchor leg as his Liberty Flames came from behind to defeat Hampton in the 4 x 400 relay in 3:10.58
Jacques, who ran lead off for Canada when they finished seventh in the Rio Olympic final, is scheduled for the 4x100m heats at the World Relay Championships on Saturday, May 11 with the final set for the 12th.