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Aug 5 2017 - Day 4 recap - Canada Games Conclusion

By: Alex Cyr

The track and field portion of the Canada Games has come to an end on Friday, and our athletes once again punched above our province’s weight class. Here are the impressive results of team NB on this final day of competition.

 

Veronica Coombes capped off an impressive week of competition with another gold medal winning performance in the para-ambulatory 200 meters, thanks to a time of 38.49 seconds. On the men’s side, Jacob LeBlanc posted a time of 30.69 seconds. This time earned him 5th spot.

 

In the 200 meters, Braden Harrison finished in 5th place in the men’s B final and 13th overall in a time of 22.73 seconds. Meanwhile, the sprinting duo of Veronique Omalosanga and Samantha Taylor finished 3rd and 4th in the B final in times of 25.18 and 25.36, respectively.

 

In the Special Olympics 200 meters, Jean-FrançoisBasque was 7th in a B final. He stopped the clock at 30.39 seconds.

 

The men’s 800 meter B final featured a contested dispute for 2nd place between teammates Nick MacMackin and Andrew Leblanc. MacMackin edged Leblanc by 0.01 seconds, posting a time of 1:54.00. The duo claimed 10th and 11th spot overall. On the women’s side, MacKenzie Hall finished in 14th place in a time of 2:19.98.

 

Clint Steeves and Timothy Brennan finished in 2nd and 3rd in the B final of the 110 meter hurdles, respectively. Steeves posted a time of 15.21 seconds, while Brennan crossed the line in 16.21 seconds.

 

In the women’s 100 meter hurdles, Caroline Gagnon placed 11th, thanks to a time of 16.00 seconds.

 

The high-flying duo of Alain Doucet and Jean-Luc Bastarache claimed positions 7 and 9 in the men’s pole vault. Doucet vaulted for 4.10 meters, while Bastarache cleared the bar at 3.95 meters.

 

In the para-ambulatory shot put, Christel Robichaud threw the shot for 5.88 meters, good enough for 4th place. On the men’s side, Max Arsenault claimed 7th spot with his throw of 4.23 meters.

 

Brandon Cleghorn jumped for 6.49 meters in the men’s long jump final, and earned 9th place in the process.

 

The women’s heptathlon came to an end, and Sydney MacDonald scored 4489 points and claimed 7th place. This score also eclipsed Bridget Brennan’s previous New Brunswick senior women’s record of 4416 points.

 

In the men’s 5000 meters, Brady Graves earned 6th spot with a time of 14:52.40. His teammate, Josh Shanks, crossed the line in 15th, covering the distance in 15:54.35. On the female side, Laura Dickinson collected her second silver medal of the weekend, thanks to a time of 16:56.23. Carol-Ann MacDonald was the 13th runner to cross the finish line in a time of 18:30.42.

 

Finally, our 4x400 meter women’s team, consisting of Victoria LeBlanc, Magda Mekonnen, Monika Leblanc and Robyn Davis, claimed 8th place in a time of 4:00.96. Our men’s team, composed of Kenneth McGovern, Jack Berkshire, Andrew LeBlanc and Braden Harrison earned 7th place, thanks to a time of 3:19.79.

 

During these games, our athletes have accumulated an impressive medal count of 3 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals! Congratulations to all of our athletes, you have made us proud!

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