Day 1 CIS championships: Two meet records fall
WINDSOR, Ont. (CIS) - Windsor's Jamie Adjetey-Nelson and Laval's
Geneviève Thibault set new meet records in the pentathlon
and 60-metre sprint, respectively, on the opening day of the 2009
CIS track and field championships, at the University of Windsor's
St. Denis Centre.
Hometown favourite Adjetey-Nelson of the Lancers used a personal-best time of 8.21 in the 60-metre hurdles to finish the men's pentathlon with 4075 points, breaking his own CIS championship record of 3902 points he set as a freshman back in 2004.
Windsor teammate Derek Watkins gave the Lancers a 1-2 finish as he took home the silver medal with 3807 points, while Chris Crossley of Saskatchewan won bronze with 3720 points.
In the women's 60-metre, top-ranked Thibault of the Rouge et Or first set the meet record in the preliminaries, running a time of 7.33 seconds. She proceeded to lower the mark again in the final winning gold in a blistering time of 7.31.
Miana Griffths of Guelph took home the silver medal in 7.38 seconds and Noelle Montcalm of Windsor repeated her performance from a year ago, capturing the bronze in 7.59 seconds.
Other finals on Thursday included the men's 60m where Sam Effah of Calgary, the top-ranked sprinter going in the event, repeated as the gold medalist, winning a close race in 6.65 seconds. Ben Youssef Meité of Sherbrooke (6.66) crossed the finish line 0.01 seconds after Effah, and 0.02 seconds before Tyrone Halstead of York (6.68).
In the women's pentathlon, it was a close battle throughout between top-ranked Jen Cotten of Western and No. 2-seeded Chelsea Valois of Regina. In the end, Cotten used a very strong 800m run to capture the gold medal for a second year in a row with 3687 points. Valois, who led for three of the five events, took the silver with 3621 points while Tory Merrill from Toronto took the bronze with 3361 points.
The final medal event of Day 1 was the women's weight throw. Liz Dubourt of Saskatchewan, ranked No. 3 coming into the championships, shocked top-ranked Annie Larose of Sherbrooke to win the gold medal with a throw of 18.09m. Larose finished second with a 17.98m effort, while reigning gold-medalist Heather Steacy added bronze to her collection with a throw of 17.82m.
The 2009 CIS track and field championships run through Saturday at the St. Denis Centre.
INDIVIDUAL MEDALISTS: DAY 1
1. Sam Effah, Calgary - 6.65
2. Ben Youssef Meité, Sherbrooke - 6.66
3. Tyrone Halstead, York - 6.68
1. Genevieve Thibault, Laval - 7.31 (CIS Championship record)
2. Miana Griffths, Guelph - 7.38
3. Noelle Montcalm, Windsor - 7.59
1. Jamie Adjetey-Nelson, Windsor - 4075 points
2. Derek Watkins, Windsor - 3807 points
3. Chris Crossley, Saskatchewan - 3720 points
1. Jen Cotten, Western - 3687 points
2. Chelsea Valois, Regina - 3621 points
3. Tory Merrill, Toronto - 3361 points
Weight Throw (W):
1. Liz Dubourt, Saskatchewan - 18.09m
2. Annie Larose, Sherbrooke - 17.98m
3. Heather Steacy, Lethbridge - 17.82m
SCHEDULE DAY 2 & DAY 3
Friday, March 13
13:30 60m Hurdles (W) Heats
13:45 60m Hurdles (M) Heats
14:00 4x200m Relay (W) Heats
14:20 4x200m Relay (M) Heats
15:30 Weight Throw (M) Final
18:00 60m Hurdles (M) Final
18:00 Pole Vault (W) Final
18:05 High Jump (M) Final
18:10 Long Jump (W) Final
18:15 60m Hurdles (W) Final
18:30 300m (W) Heats
18:45 300m (M) Heats
19:00 1000m (W) Final
19:15 1000m (M) Final
19:30 3000m (W) Final
19:50 3000m (M) Final
20:00 Shot Put (W) Final
20:05 Long Jump (M) Final
20:30 300m (W) Final
20:35 300m (M) Final
21:00 4x800m Relay (W) Final
21:15 4x800m Relay (M) Final
Saturday, March 15
12:00 Triple Jump (W) Final
12:05 Shot Put (M) Final
13:00 Pole Vault (M) Final
13:30 600m (W) Final
13:45 600m (M) Final
14:00 High Jump (W) Final
14:00 4x200m Relay (W) Final
14:05 Triple Jump (M) Final
14:15 4x200m Relay (M) Final
14:45 1500m (W) Final
15:00 1500m (M) Final
15:30 4x400m Relay (W) Final
15:45 4x400m Relay (M) Final