The indoor season is now over with the US and Canadian Collegiate Championships concluding last weekend. We all must agree that the indoor season is largely a prologue to the outdoor season, which will start in the US in spring, just weeks away and in Europe just before summer begins. The clear target is of course, the World Championships set for August 4-13 in London. Do you agree that the London Olympics seemed just yesterday but now is 5 years ago, already? Canada’s Olympic athletes largely continued their 2017 training preparation with only short appearances during the indoor season or decided to focus on their build up with no indoor competition.
Of course, those athletes still in University are an exception. Their commitments to their university make it common to have a full indoor program. Olympian, Sage Watson from Medicine Hat, AB who now competes for Arizona took the bronze medal in the 400m at the NCAA Division I with a personal best of 51.84. This ranks her 8th in the world and remember her specialty outdoor is the 400m hurdles and the 4x400m relay.
Nina Schultz of New Westminster, BC is a freshman at Kansas State University and broke the Canadian U20 pentathlon record with her bronze medal performance at the NCAA Division I championships with 4340 points.