Monday, June 5, 2023

Canadians end robust at Sound Working’s On Observe Fest


Gabriela DeBues-StaffordBen Flanagan and Rob Heppenstall led the price for Canada’s sizable contingent on the Sound Working Observe Fest in Los Angeles on Saturday. DeBues-Stafford completed 2nd within the girls’s 1,5000m ultimate in 4:06.71, and neglected protecting her 2022 identify by way of simply .37 seconds.

Gabriela DeBues-Stafford neglected protecting her 2022 victory within the 1,5000m at Working Sound, pictured, by way of simply .37 seconds at the weekend

Her efficiency at the weekend marked a assured comeback for the 27-year-old, who used to be sidelined from racing for just about a yr with a sacral rigidity fracture. She crossed the end scorching at the heels of U.S. runner Sage Hurta-Klecker, who took first in 4:06.34. Susan Ejore of the U.S. ran 4:07.10 to spherical out the highest 3.

Flanagan shaved an excellent seven seconds off his PB to complete 3rd within the males’s 5,000m ultimate, completing in 13:13. The 28-year-old used to be as soon as once more at the heels of his teammate, Morgan Beadlescomb (who just lately gained the B.A.A. 5K) in 2nd, and Cooper Teare took the win in 13:12.73.

Rob Heppenstall on the 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Trials in Montreal

The 26-year-old Heppenstall, in the meantime, got here from at the back of within the ultimate 200m to attain a dominant win within the males’s 1,500m, breaking the tape in 3:36.97, a 3rd of a 2nd forward of Woody Kincaid, who ran 3:37.32.

Along with the successes of Canadian athletes, this yr’s On Observe Fest featured notable performances by way of a couple of younger American athletes. Katelyn Tuohy, 21, broke Jenny Simpson‘s NCAA report within the 5,000m along with her 15:03.12 end result. Connor Burns, a senior at Southern Boone County Top College in Ashland, Mo., broke Galen Rupp‘s highschool 5,000m report with 13:37.30 and is off to the College of Oregon subsequent yr.

Within the 800m girls’s ultimate, Halimah Nakaayi (2:00.21) edged out Claire Seymour (2:00.21) and McKenna Keegan (2:00.81).

Yared Nuguse gained the lads’s 800m ultimate in 1:46.30, adopted by way of Tonatiu Lopez (1:46.75) and Isaiah Harris (1:46.93)

Josette Andrews (previously Josette Norris) gained the ladies’s 5,000m ultimate in 14:43.36, beating Joselyn Brea (14:47.76) and Laura Galvan (14:49.34).

Adriaan Wildschutt crossed the end line in 27:23.10 to win the lads’s 10,000m, adopted by way of Alex Masai (27:23.10) and Thomas George (28.06.26)

Within the girls’s 10,000m, Fiona O’Keeffe ran 30:32.77, adopted by way of Diane Van Es (31:02.24) and WuGA HE (31:14.94).


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related Stories