Canada’s brightest runners were in El Salvador for the under-23 North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) championships on July 15-17. In the running events, Canadians won 11 medals including wins in the women’s 1,500m, the 3,000m steeplechase and men’s decathlon.
Bringing home the biggest haul of medals is Jenna Westaway, Canadian Running‘s cover model from our May/June issue. She won gold in the 1,500m, finished second in the 800m and completed the cycle by winning bronze in the women’s 4 x 400m relay.
The competition was held in San Salvador as young athletes who missed out on qualifying for the Olympics had their chance to race at the international level. Many of the runners competing for Canada are still in university. Many who competed at the NACAC U23 championships will look to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo as they continue to improve.
2. Jenna Westaway – 2:03.90
3. Corey Bellemore – 1:47.88
1. Jenna Westaway – 4:16.03
3. Regan Yee – 4:19.16
2. Mike Tate – 3:51.91
Men’s 3,000m steeplechase
1. Antoine Thibeault – 8:55.96
3. Brandon Allen – 9:18.81
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Women’s 3,000m steeplechase
1. Regan Yee – 10:38.79
1. Rostam Turner – 7601 points
3. Zachary Bornstein – 7169 points
Women’s 4x400m relay
3. Canada – 3:44.45 (Taysia Radoslav, Jenna Westaway, Madeleine Price and Maite Bouchard)