Jessica O’Connell sets Canadian three,000m record
There is a brand new wave of Canadian observe and box athletes on the upward thrust. We’re best six weeks into 2019 however 5 Canadian indoor data have already fallen. On Saturday on the Millrose Games, Jessica O’Connell added to that checklist, when she ran an exhilarating eight:46.50 within the three,000m. She broke the record which were held by means of Megan Metcalfe-Wright at eight:48.56.
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O’Connell, who lives and trains in Calgary, completed 3rd within the race at the back of Alicia Monson and Rachel Schneider of america. In early January, Gabriela Stafford were given the ball rolling with a five,000m indoor record which she set in Glasgow, Scotland. She adopted that race up with a Canadian mile record on the Dr. Sander’s Invitational in New York City best 3 weeks later.
Following Stafford’s record take-downs, Jenna Westaway persisted the fashion breaking the Canadian 1,000m record in Boston on Friday on the Valentine Invitational working 2:37.04, taking nearly and 2nd and a part off of the outdated record which used to be held by means of Dianne Cummins at 2:38.24.
Marco Arop of Mississippi State then ran a stunning 1:45.90 on Saturday at Clemson University which may be the second one quickest time on the earth for 2019 and an NCAA most sensible ten all-time indoors. Arop bested the Canadian indoor 800m record by means of over part a 2nd, taking the record from Gary Reid who set it at 1:46.47 in 2004.
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