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Myles Misener-Daley breaks Canadian 400m record at OFSAA

Two OFSAA records set and counting, as day three of the championship gets underway

Myles Misener-Daley has gotten a great start to his OFSAA weekend winning the 400m in a new Canadian record of 45.71 and coming back minutes later to win the senior boy’s 100m in 10.49. At only 18 years old, Misener-Daley has run the fastest 400m time of any Canadian for the 2019 outdoor season.

Myles Misener-Daley pre-OFSAA 2019. Photo: Maxine Gravina

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The sprinter actually broke two records on Friday: his own OFSAA record of 45.99 which he set in 2018, and also the Canadian national U20 record which was previously held by Shane Niemi at 45.83.

Misener-Daley also won the 200m on Saturday, taking the what’s known as the OFSAA triple crown. He handily won the final in 21.26. The grade 12 student has accepted a scholarship to UCLA and will get started there in the fall.

OFSAA 2019. Photo: Maxine Gravina

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OFSAA 2019. Photo: Maxine Gravina

He chose UCLA because he felt like it was the perfect place to balance his academic and athletic priorities. Misener-Daley says that the recruiting process was very busy, “I had coaches calling me at home, at school, emailing me, some even got my cell phone number. I’m not sure how. My dad helped me with a lot of it, but it was for sure the busiest time of my life so far.”

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The women’s 2,000m open steeplechase final was also blazing fast, with the top three runners running under the previous OFSAA record of 7:09.96 which was set only one day earlier in the heats by bronze medal winner Jaydn Keeler of Barrie. The winner and new record holder is Molly Strain of Peterborough in 6:57.89. Second place went to Kate Knafelc in 6:57.92 and third place to Keeler.

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