If you examine the top list for women’s track and field in Canada this week, you will be struck by the dominance of hurdle events. Of the 17 women who have hit the 1100 IAAF point level, no less than seven compete in either the 100m hurdles or the 400m hurdles. However there are 7 of Canada’s middle distance runners in the top list. Christabel Nettey, a long jumper who also hurdles, Kimberley Hyacinthe, a 200m runner and Sultana Frizell, a hammer thrower, hold the remaining 3 spots. And this is marked by the fact that 2 of our best hurdlers, Phylicia George and Nikkita Holder Warner have not yet started their season.
|2013 WATCH LIST:|
|TOP CANADIAN WOMEN AIMING FOR MOSCOW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS|
|2013 Outdoor- Women||as of May 12|
|100m H||13.31||BRIANNE THEISEN||88||SK||1121|
|100m H||13.21(1.4)||CHRISTIE GORDON||86||AB||1118|
|800 M||2:02.62||MELISSA BISHOP||88||ON||1107|
|5000m||15:29.72||KATE VAN BUSKIRK||87||ON||1106|
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Christabel Nettey won the long jump at the PAC 12 Championships in Los Angeles with a jump of 6.68m while Julie LaBonte won the Shot put with 17.38m and second in the discus with 56.79m. Holly Parent took second in the high jump with 1.81m.
Melissa Bishop won the 800m in 2:02.83 edging Jessica Smith and Diane Cummins in the Cayman Invitational. Karine Belleau-Beliveau took second in the 800m in 2:02.63 in Guadeloupe.
Many of these athletes will compete in the National Track League, which kicks off in less than a month.
1. Aileen Meagher International Halifax – June 9, 2013
2. Toronto International Track & Field Games Toronto – June 11, 2013
3. Edmonton International Track Classic Edmonton – June 29, 2013
4. Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Burnaby – July 1, 2013
5. Victoria International Track Classic Victoria – July 5, 2013