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.

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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.

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.

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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.

The team

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

Live Feed

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.

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