April is not over yet and the heat is rising in anticipation of the looming Rio Olympic Games. The competition to make Canada’s Olympic track and field team will be fierce and it is not just the standards hurdle as Canada is qualifying more the 3 athletes in many events.
This past week got serious as both Aaron Brown’s 10.10(0.6) and Tim Nedow’s 20.70m exceeded the Olympic Standards in the 100m -10.16 and shot put- 20.50m.
Brandon McBride who has emphasized the 1500m in the indoor and early season for the first time, returned to his specialty, running a good 800m in 1:46.14 just off the Olympic standard of 1:46.00.
Brendon Rodney opened outdoors in the 200m with a strong 20.63(0.6) just shy of the Olympic standard of 20.50 seconds.
Justyn Knight returned to the outdoor track with 3:39.23 for the 1500m while both Robert Heppenstall and Josh Cunningham improved their personal bests to 1:46.92 and 46.06 respectively.