Canadian records broken at Payton Jordan

Natasha Wodak Cropped

There was a lot of excitement for those watching Canadian track athletes at the Payton Jordan invitation yesterday at Stanford University.

Natasha Wodak once again had an excellent performance. She ran the 10,000m running a 31:41:59. That’s a Canadian record. Wodak’s time beats Courtney Babcock’s previous 10,000m record of 31:44:79. Wodak has been running incredibly strong so far in 2015. She set her 10K road PB last month at the Vancouver Sun Run.¬†

And another favourite Canadian track star, Justyn Knight broke a Canadian record in the junior 5,000m. He ran 13:34:86 beating out Bruce Kidd’s record of 13:43:08. That record had been standing for 52 years.


The meet also saw Canadians run¬†Olympic and World Championship qualifying times. Alex Genest ran 8:24:84 3,000m steeple. Taylor Milne ran 8:25:48 in the same event. Matt Hughes also had a stellar performance. He ran a 13:19:56 in the 5,000m. Jessica O’Connell also had an Olympic and World Championship qualifying time in the event. She ran 15:06:44.