The track and field programme has gotten underway at the FISU (International University Sports Federation) Championships in Naples, Italy. The athletes have been in Italy for a week, living on cruise ships, and their events run through July 13.
Canada’s track and field squad ready to represent the 🇨🇦 at the FISU Summer Universiade in Naples, 🇮🇹! pic.twitter.com/XiUiG6Ifh8
— Athletics Canada (@AthleticsCanada) July 6, 2019
Canada has sent a very strong team to the university games, with several athletes in medal contention. In the women’s 800m, both Jenna Westaway and Maïté Bouchard have some of the strongest personal bests in the field. Westaway broke Melissa Bishop’s Canadian indoor 800m record this winter, becoming the first Canadian woman to ever run under 2:00.00 indoors.
.@FISU UNIVERSIADE UPDATE!
W 800m qualifiers:
— Athletics Canada (@AthleticsCanada) July 8, 2019
The women’s 400m contingent is also very strong, with Maddy Price and Zoe Sherar both coming off impressive international performances. Both women have already represented Canada this year at the World Relay Championships in Japan. There, Sherar helped the mixed 4x400m team to a silver medal.
On the men’s side, Canada is sending a very impressive steeplechase duo of Jean-Simon Desgagnés and Ryan Smeeton. Smeeton has had a breakout 2019 season, obliterating his personal best and running World Championship standard at Payton Jordan in May. He then went on to finish second in the NCAA steeplechase final.
Farah Abdulkarim – 10,000m
Duan Asemota – 100m
Catherine Beauchemin – 3,000mSC
Mäité Bouchard – 800m
Keira Christie-Galloway – 100mH
Anne-Marie Comeau – Half-marathon
Joseph Daniels – 110mh
Jean-Simon Desgagnés – 3,000mSC
Laura Dickinson – 10,000m
Courtney Hufsmith – 1,500m
Nicole Hutchinson – 5,000m
Karson Kowalchuk – 100m
Jessy Lacourse – 3,000mSC
Kieran Lumb – 5,000m
Branna MacDougall – 10,000m
Sade McCreath-Tardiel – 100m
Shane Moffo – 110mH
Benjamin Preisner – 10,000m
Madeline Price – 400m
Kevin Robertson – 1,500m
Xahria Santiago -400mH
Zoe Sherar -400m
Ryan Smeeton – 3,000mSC
Joy SpearChief-Morris – 100mH
Lucia Stafford – 1,500m
Mike Tate – 5,000m
Jenna Westaway – 800m
The free live feed can be found here. The feed only shows finals and semi-finals.
Start Lists and Schedule
Start lists for all events haven’t been uploaded, but they can be found the morning of here. The schedule can also be found on the same website.