For one day this weekend, Shanna Boutilier got to say she was the fastest Canadian woman in history for the T46 400m. The 22 year old set a new lifetime best of 65.03 seconds for the one lap race at the Soirée Sélect #2 meet in St. Laurent, Quebec.
Saturday night’s performance allowed Boutilier to regain the record she had lost just one week ago to Edmonton’s Amanda Rummery when she posted a time of 65.29 seconds at an event in Arizona. Unfortunately for Boutilier, her reign as Canadian Queen of the T46 400m was short lived with Rummery dipping under the new mark on Sunday with a time of 64.92 seconds.
In other news, shot putter Tim Nedow captured gold at the famous Halle Throws Festival in Germany. The six time Canadian Champion was able to push the 16 pound ball out to a distance of 20.87 metres, putting him nearly a foot clear of the the other podium finishers – Darrell Hill (20.67m) and Joe Kovacs (20.43m) of the United States.