Grace Featherstonhaugh of Burnaby, B.C. has qualified for the women’s 3,000m steeplechase final at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Tampere, Finland. Featherstonhaugh ran well in the qualifying rounds this morning to clock a 10:09.60 in heat one.
Featherstonhaugh is a recent high school graduate, who has signed with Oregon State University for the fall. She is a B.C. high school champion on the track, and was second at the B.C. High School Cross-Country Championships in the fall of 2017. The 3,000m steeplechase final goes on Friday July 13th at 1:45 p.m. EDT.
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In women’s 400m action, both Ashlan Best and Sharelle Samuel qualified for the semi-finals on Thursday at 11:50 a.m. EDT. Best ran a season’s best of 53.91 and Samuel ran a personal best of 53.62 to qualify.
Quebec native Marie-Lyssa Lafontaine ran the first final on the meet finishing 11th in the women’s 5,000m in 16:36.43. Beatrice Chebet of Kenya was the winner with a personal best of 15:30.77. The race was a quick one, producing personal bests for six of the competitors.
In the men’s 10,000m final Max Turek finished 22nd in 31:30.07.
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Here’s a list of Canadians to watch tomorrow in the day two programme:
Liam Mather and Anastas Eliopoulos will run the 110m hurdles at 2:30 a.m. EDT. Xahria Santiago and Megan Champoux will run the 400m hurdles at 3:30 a.m. EDT.
Canadian U18 record holder and sprinting standout Myles Misener-Daley and Khamal Stewart-Baynes enter the 400m heats in the top nine seed times. If the Canadian men can execute, they both should advance to the next round. Misener-Daley and Stewart-Baynes run at 4:20 a.m. EDT.
Deondra Green will runs the women’s 100m heats at 5:27 a.m. EDT.
OFSAA Cross-Country champion Cameron Ormond and Taryn O’Neill will run the 3,000m final Wednesday morning at 11:55 a.m. EDT.
Catch the events live on CBC.ca.