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Aug 4 2017 - Day 3 Recap Canada Games : 3 More Medals for New Brunswick

By: Alex Cyr

We are now done the third day of competition in Winnipeg at the 2017 Canada Games, and team NB keeps making noise with strong performances across the board.

Raphael Choquette placed 9th in the Javelin throw, attaining a distance of 48.16 metres.

In the shot put, Jennifer Bell narrowly missed the podium and finished fourth with a throw 13.89 meters. Her teammate, Kyla Hughes was 11th thanks to a throw of 11.66 meters.

 Allan Boutilier’s triple jump was good for12.63 meters, and his performance ranked him 12th.

In the women’s 100 meter B final, Veronique Omalosanga and Samantha Taylor posted times of 12.07 and 12.21, respectively. Their results earned them the 11th and 14th ranks overall.

In the special Olympic 100 meters, Jean-Francois Basque was 16th with a time of 15.19 seconds.

Veronica Coombes brought New Brunswick fans to their feet with a gold medal-winning performance of 1:16.73 in the 400 meters para-ambulatory race. Meanwhile, Jacob Leblanc finished fourth in the men’s race in a time of 57.36. Leblanc is three years younger than his next youngest competitor.

Leblanc had revenge, however, in the 1500 meters para-ambulatory race. His time of 3:52.98 earned him the bronze medal. Coombes, once again, electrified the stadium with a gold medal performance of 5:39.35.

In the men’s 400 meters, Jack Berkshire won the B final thanks to a time of 48.36 seconds. Andrew Leblanc crossed the line in seventh in the B final in a time of 50.75 seconds.

In the women’s 4x100 meter relay, our team comprised of Caroline Gagnon, Joelle Leger, Omalosanga, and Taylor finished in 7th in a time of 1:01.58.

In the women’s 1500 meter final, Hannah Cormier crossed the finish line in 16th, in a time of 4:59.57. On the men’s side, the well-established duo of Brady Graves of Michael Colford mixed it up in the final. Colford finished 8th thanks to a time of 3:59.20, with Graves directly behind him in 9th, running 4:04.11.

In the 400 meter hurdles A final, Timothy Brennan posted a time of 55.96 seconds to claim seventh spot. Brandon Leblanc was fourth in the B final and 12th overall. He stopped the clock at 58.12 seconds.

On the women’s side, Victoria Leblanc finished second in the B final and 10th overall in a time of 1:03.18. Her teammate, Miriook St-Arnauld was 14th overall and sixth in B final in a time of 1:08.48.

In the women’s discus throw, both Sara-Eve Noel and Melissa Pellerin unfortunately failed to qualify for the final round. Noel launched the discus for 32.51 meters, and Pellerin threw for 27.56 meters. They finished in 15th and 16th, respectively.

Finally, in the women’s triple jump, Tess Macdonald earned herself sixth place with a jump of 11.82 meters. Lexie Shannon was not far behind, thanks to her jump of 11.47 meters. She placed 9th.

Congratulations to all our NB athletes, and best of luck moving forward at the Canada Games!

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