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Mike Tate wins 5,000m Canadian championship

This is Tate's second national championship in as many tries; he won the Canadian cross-country championships in 2019

2019 national cross-country champion Mike Tate of London, Ont. bagged another national championship tonight in Montreal at the Athletics Canada track and field championships, where he won the 5,000m in difficult conditions in 14:15.93. Justin Kent of Vancouver led for much of the race, ultimately finishing second, in 14:16.17. Conor Black, also of London, Ont., was third, in 14:17.87.

Mike Tate at World Cross Country Championships 2019 in Aarhus, Denmark

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The race started in pouring rain, which did let up during the race, but the wet, windy conditions made it a relatively slow race. Kent took the lead for the early laps, then let the others take over the work at the front. At the bell, Black was leading, but Kent passed on the inside to retake the lead. But ultimately he was unable to fend off Tate’s kick in the final 100m.

Here are the top-line results from Saturday’s earlier races:

Women’s 100m hurdles

  1. Michelle Harrison 12.98s
  2. Maria Abdul-Rashid 13.19s
  3. Farah Jacques 13.44s

Men’s 110m hurdles

  1. Damian Warner 13.64s
  2. Craig Thorne 14.10s
  3. Pierce Lepage 14.13s

Men’s 110m hurdles – decathlon

  1. Taylor Ehrhardt 14.55s
  2. Nathaniel Mechler 14.92s
  3. Ryan Evans 15.66s

Women’s 200m

  1. Crystal Emmanuel 22.83s
  2. Zoe Sherar 23.62s
  3. Kimberly Hyacinthe 24.81s

Women’s T64 200m

  1. Marissa Papaconstantinou 27.94

Men’s 200m

  1. Aaron Brown 20.24s
  2. Brendon Rodney 20.49s
  3. Jerome Blake 20.57s

Decathlon

  1. Nathaniel Mechler 7701 pts
  2. Taylor Ehrhardt 7632 pts
  3. Telvin Tavernier 6965 pts

The action continues in Montreal tomorrow, with the women’s 1,500m at 11:00 a.m. ET, the men’s 1,500m at 11:30 and the mixed 4 x 400 relay at 12 noon. Follow along at athleticscanada.tv, and view results here.