Competition wrapped today at NACAC Track & Field in the 6ix with a number of track events under the hot sun at Toronto’s Varsity Stadium.

The men’s 4x100m relay team took home Canada’s only gold today, with Bismark Boateng, Jerome Blake, Mobolade Ajomale and Aaron Brown just sneaking past the Barbados team in an incredibly tight race for the victory. Their time was 38.56 seconds, a hair behind Barbados’ 38.69. The Trinidad and Tobago team was third, in 38.89. 

It was a sweet win for Brown, who, after a false start in the men’s 200m that saw the disqualification of Terrell Smith of the U.S., was forced to settle for second place with a 20.20 behind Kyle Greaux of Trinidad and Tobago, in 20.11. Nigel Ellis of Jamaica was third, in 20.57. 

In women’s 200m action, Canada’s Crystal Emmanuel fought hard for a 22.67, good enough for second place, only three hundredths of a second behind Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson, who took the gold with a time of 22.64. (Jackson won the event at the Paris Diamond League in June and set a new PB of 22.05.) Phyllis Francis of the U.S. was third today, in 22.91.

In the women’s 1,500m, Canada’s Gabriela Stafford took third place, with a time of 4:07.36, behind Americans Shannon Osika in second (in 4:06.92) and Kate Grace taking home gold with a time of 4:06.23.

And in the men’s 1,500m, Canada’s Charles Philibert-Thiboutot took another bronze despite leading through most of the race. His time was 3:52.60. Izaic Yorks of the U.S. won gold, with a time of 3:51.85. Patrick Casey, also of the U.S., was second, in 3:51.87.

The women’s 4x100m relay team from Canada snagged the bronze medal with their 43.50 showing. The team is Shaina Harrison, Crystal Emmanuel, Phylicia George and Jellisa Westney. The U.S. team won gold, in 42.50. Jamaica took the silver, in 43.33.

Canada’s 4x400m women also brought home the bronze today, in 3:28.04. The team is Micha Powell, Aiyanna Stiverne, Travia Jones, and Alicia Brown. The U.S. won gold, in 3:26.08, and Jamaica won silver, in 3:27.25.

The Canadian men’s 4x400m relay team, consisting of Daniel Harper, Austin Cole, Philip Osei and Nathan George, missed the bronze by 0.63 seconds. The U.S. won gold in 3:00.60, the Bahamas took silver in 3:03.80, and the Cuban team came third, in 3:04.11.

 

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