January 30, 2015
Who is the fastest sprinter in British Columbia? You can find out Saturday, February 7th at the Vancouver Sun Jerome Indoor Games held at the Richmond Olympic Oval. It is guaranteed to be a photo finish as the power speed athletes explode from the blocks and sprint to the 60m mark. This is the indoor equivalent to the outdoor Olympic distance 100m. This shorter distance indoors make the start an even more critical part of the race. The institution of photo timing allows certainty in deciding the finish order in what is expected to be decided by 100th of seconds.
UBC’s Stephen Abosi from Botswana set a personal best in Seattle this month clocking 6.88 seconds
TWU’s Callum Innes from Scotland who is a hurdler primarily has a personal best of 6.88 seconds as well.
Nathan George in front of James Linde
Nathan George from TWU via Coquitlam who is 400m runner outdoors has a 60m time of 6.91 seconds. James Linde also a Coquitlam product attending TWU has best of 6.98
Vancouver Thunderbird’s Rowan Stewart returns from an off year. His best 100m of 10.56 is fastest in field but has a 60m time of 7.03
Expect Nathan George’s meet record of 6.91 to be in danger.
Abosi may surprise his rivals in this one