Weekend recap: Feb. 7-8

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A slower weekend on the racing circuit, but a few news updates about upcoming events.

Strong mile results in South Bend, Ind.

The University of Guelph-Speed River group packed five in the top ten of the prestigious Meyo Mile race at the University of Notre Dame. The top Canadian was 2014’s CIS cross-country champion Ross Proudfoot, racing for the University of Guelph, who finished second in 4:00.68. Three-time defending champion and former Notre Dame athlete Jeremy Rae of Fort Erie, Ont., finished third.

New York City Marathon to take more lottery entrants

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The NYC Marathon will increase the number of bibs available in 2015 for lottery entrants, meaning those who have not hit the tough entrance standards will have a greater chance of being given entry to the race. Most of the new bib numbers are a result of the shuttering of the three-try guarantee, which has now been phased out. In past years, a runner who has applied but been denied entry to the race three time would be guaranteed a bib. That is no longer the case.

New Canadian indoor pole vault record:

Not running, but part of the track and field world, Shawnacy Barber of Toronto, competing for the University of Akron, broke the Canadian indoor and NCAA indoor pole vault records with a jump of 5.88m.