Karla Del Grande of Toronto has set a new Canadian record in the W65 indoor 50m dash at the first meet of the 2019 indoor season. Del Grande ran 7.66s today at the 2019 OMA Winter Mini Meet #1 at Toronto’s York University.
🇨🇦 RECORD ALERT: Karla Del Grande, category W65, ran a 7.66s in the 50m dash! #congrats
— Athletics Ontario (@athleticsont) January 6, 2019
The previous record of 7.90s was set by Carol LaFayette-Boyd of Saskatchewan in 2009.
Del Grande, who trains with Toronto’s Variety Village and only took up competing in track in 2002 at age 49, had considerable success at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Malaga, Spain in September, setting a new world record in the W65 200m (28.83s) and winning gold medals in multiple events.
Del Grande holds the Canadian records in both the 100m and 200m for her age category.