Two Canadian Olympians open 2016 season at low-key Oregon meet

Sheila Reid and Cam Levins began their indoor track season on Friday in Portland, Ore. running at the TrackTown USA High Performance Meet.

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Sheila Reid
Sheila Reid at the TrackTown USA High Performance Meet. Photo: Thomas Boyd, OregonLive.

Canadian Olympians Sheila Reid and Cam Levins began their indoor season ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games on Friday evening (Jan. 22) running at the TrackTown USA High Performance Meet (No. 2) in Portland, Ore.

The meet was hosted on the same surface that will be used for the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships.

Reid won the women’s 1,500m in 4:18.27, well ahead of the rest of the field. Reid represented Canada in the 1,500m at the 2012 Olympic Games and is eligible to compete at Rio 2016 after Athletics Canada amended its standard in line with the IAAF standards.

Reid is based in Oregon and trains with Nike OTC Elite.

Sheila Reid
Sheila Reid topped the women’s 1,500m field at the high-performance meet in Portland, Ore. on Friday evening.

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In the men’s 3,000m, Cam Levins of the Nike Oregon Project (same group as Mo Farah and Galen Rupp) finished fourth in 7:52.67 as Paul Chelimo won in 7:44.68. Levins’ training partner, Eric Jenkins, made his debut for the Nike Oregon Project and finished second on Friday evening.

Levins is the Canadian record holder over 10,000m (27:07.51) and won a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games over the same distance.

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Cam Levins
Cam Levins finished fourth in the men’s 3,000m in Portland, Ore. on Friday evening.

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Full results of the meet can be found here.

The surface, which is currently located at the House of Track, a vacant warehouse, in Portland, Ore. will be transported from its current location to the Oregon Convention Centre in March ahead of the world indoor championships.

Featured image: Thomas Boyd, OregonLive.