Derek Drouin wins Penn Relays in 2.33m today with his personal best outdoors. He secures a second spot ranking in the world this year behind rival Erik Kynard of the USA who leads with his 2.34m at Mt SAC last weekend. The Indiana University senior said
Canada’s 4x800m team of Melissa Bishop (2:02.2), Karen Belleau-Beliveau (2:03.2), Diane Cummins(2:02.9) and Lemlem Ogbasilassie (2:06.0) smashed the Canadian record by almost 14 seconds as they recorded 8:14.85 in fifth place. The old record of 8:28.55 set in 2003 is remarkable because veteran, Diane Cummins was on both these teams. This certainly breaks the expectation of an athlete slowing down with age. Diane born in 1974, seems ready to challenge that stereotype just as Gordie Howe did in hockey. Diane is still the Canadian record holder with her 1:58.39. Last year she did 2:00.55 to rank number 3 in Canada behind Melissa Bishop (1:59.82 and Jessica Smith (1:59.86).
Canada’s other teams results at the Penn Relays
4x100m men: 39.48 (Richards-Kwok, Warner, Connaughton, Lawrence) 5th.
4x100m women: 44.13 (Emmanuel, Hyacinthe, Davis Bingham) 7th.
4x400m men: 3:07.99 (Osei, Harris, Biocchi, Frenke) 8th.
4x400m women: 3:36.53 (Brown, Montcalm, Muir, Nelson) 8th.
Distance Medley: 9:29.15 (Smith 2:53..5, Robertson 46.0, Harris 1:47.3, Lincoln 4:02.4) 7th.