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Team Canada sets new Canadian women’s 4x400m record

The team of Lauren Gale, Kyra Constantine, Natassha McDonald and Sage Watson ran 3:31.45, beating the 22-year-old Canadian indoor record

Team Canada continued its strong performances at the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia on Sunday, with the women’s 4x400m relay team running to a fourth-place finish in a national record time of 3:31.45.

A 22-year record

The relay team of Lauren Gale, Kyra Constantine, Natassha McDonald and Sage Watson competed in a strong heat on Sunday morning, in which two other national records were set (Ireland and Slovenia). Their time of 3:31.45 beat the 22-year-old previous Canadian record of 3:36.03, set in Glasgow, Scotland in the year 2000.

Despite their strong performance, it wasn’t enough to move on to the final. The team ended up in eighth place overall in the first round, and only six teams make it to the finals. Team U.S.A. is heading into the finals in first place with a season’s best time of 3:28.82, followed by the Netherlands in 3:29.36. The remainder of the qualifying teams are as follows:

  1. United States 3:28.82
  2. Netherlands 3:29.36
  3. Poland 3:30.51
  4. Belgium 3:30.58 (National record)
  5. Great Britain 3:30.69
  6. Jamaica 3:30.91