Canada’s Sage Watson finished sixth in the elite women’s 400m hurdles at Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa yesterday.
The race was won by Georganne Moline in 54.86, making her the first professional female athlete to win back-to-back titles at Drake Relays. Moline and Watson both train at the University of Arizona, under coach Fred Harvey.
— Athlétisme Canada (@AthleCanada) April 28, 2018
Watson, who grew up in Alberta and competed at the 2016 Olympics (finishing 11th in the 400m hurdles and fourth in the 4 x 400m relay), was coming off a disappointing fifth place finish at the Commonwealth Games earlier this month.
Frustrated and disappointed with my performance at these games. It was just not my time. I truly believe these moments are preparing me for something greater and I will come back stronger from this. It was an honor to represent team Canada and I am so lucky to be apart of this amazing team. 🇨🇦 Thank you everyone for all your love and support it means the world to me. #commonwealthgames2018 #teamcanada
She has expressed an intention to break the Canadian record in the 400h event, a record held for over 20 years by Rosey Edeh, whose daughter is Watson’s friend, Olympian Micha Powell.
Watson set a new Canadian indoor record in the 300m at the Millrose Games in New York in February.