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2010 Jerome Results

IAAF Men’s 100m

Many expected this to be a walk in the park for American Rae Edwards. After all, the American 2009 World Championship team member had merely run the sixth-fastest time in the world this year with a 10.0 clocking at New York. And all he had to do was beat three of the fastest Canadians on two feet. In the glamour event of H.J. Calgarian Sam Effah lived up to his own billing of up-and-coming sprinter to be taken seriously and triumphed in 10.27 seconds to surprisingly edge out Edwards, who finished second in 10.32. Other notables in the race were Mike Leblanc of New Brunswick, Jarid Vaughan from Langley and Brian Barnett from Edmonton, who finished 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively. Edwards was billed as one of the “Magnificent Seven” attractions at H.J. but after arriving only the day before, he had some climate issues. “You can’t take anything away from Effah,” noted Edwards, “But for me it was a tad colder than what I’m used to.” Edwards added, “I’m definitely coming back next year.” For Effah, his remarkable progress continues. “It’s a good feeling. The time wasn’t that great but the competition was there.”

1 Sam Effah 88 Calgary Alb 10.27 -0.7 2 Rae Edwards 81 United States 10.32 -0.7 3 Mike Leblanc 87 N B 10.57 -0.7 4 Jarid Vaughan 85 Langley 10.62 -0.7 5 Bryan Barnett 87 Edmonton. Alb 10.63 -0.7 6 Graeme Rinholm S K 10.80 -0.7 7 Adrian Durant U S Virgin Isl 11.04 -0.7 8 Jared Heldman Abbotsford B. C 11.10 -0.7

Schein Foundation Men’s 400m

Another “magnificent seven” at the Harry Jerome was Lejerald Betters from the US who has the second-fastest time in the world this season. He won the 400m event in 45:43. After racing last week at the US championships (where he finished second) he acknowledged being a little tired. He was happy to be at this event. “I’d like to thank you for the opportunity. Basically I am honoured to be here at this meet.” Third-place finisher was Nathan Vadeboncoeur with a time of 46.93. “This is my seasonal best,” says Vadeboncoeur. He adds, “I am happy with my time after having the flu for a long time.” He will be competing in a couple of days in Victoria.

1 Lajerald Betters 88 United States 45.43 2 Michael Courtney 86 United States 46.44 3 Reggie Witherspoon 85 United States 46.69 4 Nathan Vadeboncouer 84 Winnipeg MB 46.93 5 Marvin Lewis Liberia 47.09 6 Hafeez Sumani 88 Calgary Alb 48.71 7 Nigel Joseph Calgary Alb 48.94 8 Tyson Unruh S K 48.98

Vancouver Sun Men’s 800m

This event was going to be all about Gary Reed but the Canadian Olympian and world championship silver medalist was forced to end his season prematurely due to health concerns. This meant a wide open field and a first-time victory in his third H.J. for Andrew Ellerton from Sudbury. Ellerton’s winning time of 1:47.49 was enough to edge out Aldwyn Sappleton of Jamaica and Quin Ferguson of Winnipeg, who ran 1:47.78 and 1:47.90 respectively. For the 26-year-old Ellerton, now training out of Victoria, Reed’s absence created an obvious need to change tactics. “Gary would have dragged me along to a faster time. Realistically Gary is one of the best 800 runners in the world. Without him in the race you just approach it differently.”

1 Andrew Ellerton 83 Toronto Ont. 1:47.49

2 Aldwyn Sappleton 81 Jamaica 1:47.78

3 Quin Ferguson 88 Winnipeg MB 1:47.90

4 Matt Scherer 83 United States 1:47.99

5 Mark Wieczorek 84 United States 1:48.12

6 Brandon Shaw 81 United States 1:48.41

7 Kyle Smith 85 Toronto Ont. 1:48.43

8 Geoff Harris 87 Halifax 1:49.14

9 Rob Novak 86 United States 1:50.01

10 Adam Currie 84 Montreal 1:51.08 -- Sean (Pace) Tully 87 United States DNF

The Lang Michener LLP Men’s 1500m

This turned out to be one of the closest and hardest-fought races of the evening with Canadian Geoff Martinson from Prince George prevailing in 3:42.44. Martinson held off Matthew Hulse from Harrington, Ontario and Americans Daniel Clark, Daniel Castle and Benjamin True. All within one and one half seconds of Martinson, who exploded out of the pack at the final turn. Martinson, hoping to make the Commonwealth Games standard of 3:39.3 admittedly came up short because of how the race developed. “If I can make a personal best at Nationals (his p.b. is 3:39.2) I’ll make the standard,” he noted. “Too many times when I focus on the standard I haven’t run well. Now we’re focusing just on racing – trying to win the race.” What he did make was a lot of H.J. fans thrilled to see an exhilarating finish to a memorable race.

1 Geoff Martinson 86 Prince George 3:42.44

2 Matthew Hulse 88 Harrington Ont 3:43.25

3 Daniel Clark 86 United States 3:43.52

4 Daniel Castle 87 United States 3:43.75

5 Benjamin True 85 United States 3:44.14

6 Ryan Finn 87 Toronto Ont. 3:44.51

7 Cameron Levins 89 Black Creek 3:44.88

8 Adam Kellar 84 N B 3:45.36

9 James Poulin-Cadov 85 Quebec 3:48.97

-- Deon Pace) Bascom 79 Guyana DNF


New Balance Men’s High Jump Invitational

Derek Drouin, the 2010 NCAA indoor and outdoor champion, won the men’s high jump, making three attempts at a new outdoor personal best of 2.28 before settling for 2.25. He narrowly defeated American Ed Wright who also cleared 2.25. Drouin, however, made fewer attempts at 2.20. “I’m working on starting at higher heights,” said the University of Indiana sophomore. “Everything else was a bonus.” In third place (2.20) was former World Junior Champion Mike Mason.

1 Derek Drouin 90 Corunna ON 2.25m

2 Ed Wright 86 United States 2.25m

3 Mike Mason 86 Vancouver B. C. 2.20m

4 Mark Dillon 84 Toronto Ont. 2.15m

4 Derek Watkins 81 Toronto Ont. 2.15m

6 Paul Little 86 Nanamio 2.10m

-- Norris Frederick 86 United States NH



Athletics Canada Men’s Shot Put

Dylan Armstrong, one of the Harry Jerome Track Classic’s “Magnificent Seven” performers, accomplished what many insiders expected on Monday night. The shot-putting superstar won his event, shattering a 15-year-old meet record in the process with his winning heave of 21.31 meters. The Kamloops native destroyed the competition with his first throw of the night. After a season best of 20.92 last year, Armstrong is now routinely cracking the 21-meter barrier, including twice more at H.J. Now ranked 5th in the world, Armstrong was very pleased to break the meet record held by the notorious C.J.Hunter. “It’s nice. I just got back from Europe with six meets over 21 meters.” To explain his breakthrough, Armstrong credits his coach and his sponsors. “I owe a big thanks to Tech Resources and B2Ten. Without their help I wouldn’t be here today,” he said. “I’m hoping to take these two companies with me to the podium.” There would seem to be adequate room on Armstrong’s massive shoulders to carry his supporters to the top.

1 Dylan Armstrong 81 Kamloops B. C. 21.31m#

2 Russ Winger 84 United States 20.15m

3 Amin Nikfar 81 Iran 19.34m

4 Justin Rodhe 84 Kamloops B. C. 18.62m

5 Zack Russell 90 Kamloops B. C. 15.38m


Timex Men’s Javelin

In the men’s javelin, American Sean Furey won the event in 76.89. Second place went to Kyle Nielsen from New West with a throw of 70.4 m. “I felt pretty good. This was my warm-up here at the Harry Jerome. I will be competing at the NACAC (under 23) in Florida soon.” Curtis Moss placed fifth with a throw of 68.22m. His personal best is 78.32 and he was hoping to do over 80m at the meet.

1 Sean Furey 82 United States 76.89m

2 Kyle Nielsen 89 New West B. C. 73.04m

3 Adam Burke 82 United States 71.39m

4 Corey White 89 United States 70.16m

5 Curtis Moss 87 Vancouver B. C. 68.22m

6 Joe Zimmerman 91 United States 66.32m

7 Bobby Smith 82 United States 65.89m

8 Andy White 89 Vancouver B. C. 65.58m



Chinatown Lions 100m women

Amber Plowden of Los Angeles won a close battle in the women’s 100 metres over fellow American Lekeshia Lawson. The time (11.59) was less than stellar for the 29-year-old, but she was happy with the win. “I ran the first 20 metres really well. When you see people right there it’s easy to try and go after them but I was patient and ran my own race and hoped they would come back to me, which they did.” Plowden, the 2001 NCAA Div. II 100-metre champion, skipped the U.S. Nationals because there was no team on the line and plans to go to Europe for races later this month.

1 Amber Plowden United States 11.59 -1.1 2 Lekeshia Lawson 87 United States 11.65 -1.1 3 Adrienne Power 81 Halifax 11.69 -1.1 4 Courtney Patterson 85 U S Virgin Isl 11.80 -1.1 5 Whitney Rowe Burnaby B. C 12.45 -1.1 6 Liza Whitehead Coquitlam B. C 12.66 -1.1

Thrifty Foods 400 M Women

Carline Muir knew that she was going to run fast at the 2010 Harry Jerome Track Classic. Muir won the race handily in 52.16 against an impressive field. Though her time was not a seasonal best it was good enough to beat Americans Leslie Cole (52.52) and Alycia Williams (53.64). Despite winning, Muir felt that she missed an opportunity to perform even better. “With a better warm-up I think I could have run 51 seconds,” she said. “This is a very good meet to run a very fast time and conditions were good.” For the 22-year-old Edmonton native, a time of 51.97 will be required to make the Commonwealth Games standard. A sure bet? A smiling, confident Muir made it seem that she would love some of that action.

1 Carline Muir 87 Edmonton. Alb 52.16

2 Leslie Cole 87 United States 52.52

3 Alycia Williams 85 United States 53.64

4 Vicki Tolton 87 Smithers B. C. 54.17

5 Ammon Nelson 88 Calgary Alb 54.63

6 Joanna Schultz 87 United States 55.05

7 Kate Ruediger 87 Toronto Ont. 55.26

8 Sara Wells Toronto Ont. 55.52


Farabloc Women’s 800m

The women’s 800 m was won by US Olympian Alice Schmidt in a time of 2:04:44 followed by Lemelem Ogbasilassie of Quebec. This was Ogbasilassie’s first time competing at the Harry Jerome. “I was happy with my time as this was my personal best from 2:04:37. I plan to be back next year,” she says with enthusiasm. What is next for her? She will be competing at the Nationals in Toronto at the end of this month.

1 Alice Schmidt United States 2:04.44

2 Lemelem Ogbasilass 87 Quebec 2:04.86

3 Helen Crofts 90 West Van B. C. 2:05.06

4 Melissa Bishop 88 Windsor Ont 2:05.36

5 Rebecca Johnstone 84 Bowen Island BC 2:06.08

6 Jessica Smith 89 West Van B. C. 2:06.83

7 Celia Peters 86 NS 2:10.03

8 Lindsey Schnell 79 United States 2:10.44

9 Leanna Maclean 82 Halifax 2:13.53

-- Holy (Pace) Ratzla 84 Calgary Alb DNF

Phillips Hager North Women’s 1500

The women’s 1500 featured a tremendously competitive field with Olympians Malindi Elmore, Diane Cummins and Carmen Douma-Hussar chasing the Commonwealth Games standard of 4:10:24. Douma-Hussar from Cambridge, Ontario was the only one to qualify with a time of 4:10:01. She hasn’t raced much in the last two years and with a new baby of 11 months she was happy to have won her field. “It was a good hard effort with a good competitive field.” Megan Wright from Edmonton placed second with a time of 4:10:64. Elmore placed third in 4:10:74 and just missed the qualifying time. “I was a little disappointed with my time, but I have the Canadian Nationals in Toronto on July 31 to look forward to so I will try there.”

1 Carmen Douma-Hussa 77 Cambridge 4:10.07

2 Megan Wright 82 Edmonton. Alb 4:10.28

3 Malindi Elmore 80 Calgary Alb 4:10.64

4 Diane Cummins 74 Victoria B. C 4:11.22

5 Julia Howard 83 Newfoundland 4:12.35

6 Bev Ramos 87 Puerto Rico 4:12.61

7 Francis Koons 86 United States 4:15.58

8 Laura Maludzinski Victoria B. C 4:16.45

9 Ashley Hinther 84 S K 4:18.82

10 Delilah DiCrescenz 83 United States 4:19.39

11 Lisa Aguilera 79 United States 4:24.69

-- Jessica O'Connell 89 Calgary Alb DNF

Women’s Triathlon (100m hurdles, long jump, javelin)

It was the veteran over the upstart in the Jerome’s first-ever women’s triathlon, with Olympic heptathlete Jessica Zelinka prevailing over a persistent Ruky Abdulai. Zelinka took an early lead in the 100m hurdles with a 13.41 clocking. Abdulai smacked the last hurdle with her right knee and hobbled to the finish in 16.25. She recovered quickly, taking the long jump with a leap of 6.53 to Zelinka’s 5.61. After this event, Zelinka lead by just 95 points. Abdulai showed impressive improvement in the javelin, recording three personal bests on her way to 43.68 while Zelinka threw 40.10. The final tally of points had Zelinka on top. “The most important thing was I wanted to compete against Jessica, to help both of us,” said Abdulai, who intends to focus on the long jump for the Commonwealth Games this year. “But I had a lot of fun. I feel great trying the heptathlon this year. I still have two more years before London so I will see how far I can go.”

1 Angela Whyte 80 Edmonton. Alb 13.37 -0.8

2 Jessica Zelinka 81 Calgary Alb 13.41 -0.8

3 Phylicia George 87 Markham 13.45 -0.8

4 Christie Gordon 86 Edmonton. Alb 13.77 -0.8 \

5 Marie-Eve Dugas 85 Quebec 13.96 -0.8 "

6 Ruky Abdulai 85 Coquitlam B. C 16.25 -0.8

7 Zaria Stoffman Vancouver B. C. 20.07 -0.8

Triathlon Summary

1 Jessica Zelinka (13.41)1063(5.61m)732(40.10m)669 = Total points 2464

2 Ruky Abdulai (16.25)684 (6.53m)1017(43.68m)738 = Total points 2439

BC Athletics Women’s Long Jump Last year’s champion Ruky Abdulai of Coquitlam took the event with a 6.53 leap over national record holder Tabia Charles of Pickering, Ont. “It was good,” said the 24-year-old Olympian, “considering all the pain I have.” Just a half hour earlier, Abdulai had smacked her right knee on the last hurdle of the 100-m hurdles, the first event in the evening’s triathlon event. She took the injury in stride and said it didn’t affect her performance. “I was quite happy when I heard Tabia was coming. Competing against her I always try hard.” Charles, who jumped 6.27, recently set a national record in the triple jump (13.96).

1 Ruky Abdulai 85 Coquitlam B. C 6.53m +0.0 2 Tabia Charles 85 Toronto Ont. 6.27m 0.2 3 Ola Sesay 79 Sierra Leone 6.24m 0.1 4 Krysha Bayley 84 Edmonton. Alb 6.21m +0.0 5 Jessica Zelinka 81 Calgary Alb 5.61m 1.3

FCV Women’s Pole Vault

American Becky Holliday took the win in 4.40 m, missing the meet record of 4:41 in 2005 set by Gao Shying China. Holliday was second in the US champs recently with the ninth best vault in the world this year. Meanwhile Canadians Kelsie Hendry and Carly Dockendorf had the same result of 4:20 placing third and fourth respectively.

1 Becky Holliday 80 United States 4.40m

2 Mary Saxer 87 United States 4.30m

3 Kelsie Hendry 82 S K 4.20m

4 Carly Dockendorf 83 Vancouver B. C. 4.20m

5 Leanna Carriere-We 85 Windsor Ont 4.05m

6 Leah Vause 87 Saskatoon Sask 3.90m

-- Melinda Owen 84 United States NH

-- Danya Maaten 85 Windsor Ont NH

-- Stacey Irvine 89 Smithers B. C. NH


Sport Canada Women’s Javelin

Kara Patterson capped off an eventful 10 days with a winning throw of 61.58 over New Westminster’s Krista Woodward (55.45). On June 25 Patterson threw a stunning new American record of 66.67 at the U.S. national championships. Just over a week later, she won the Prefontaine Classic (65.90). “I was a little beat up after that,” the 24-year-old Purdue University grad admitted. “So I’m satisfied today but I wouldn’t say I’m happy.” Patterson, whose father grew up in Vancouver, had lots of fans at the Jerome as several of her local relatives came out to watch. Next up for her is the Aviva British Grand Prix in Gateshead on July 10.

1 Kara Patterson 86 United States 61.58m#

2 Krista Woodward 84 New West B. C. 55.45m

3 Deanna Zelinka 80 London 49.06m

4 Ruky Abdulai 85 Coquitlam B. C 43.68m

5 Jessica Zelinka 81 Calgary Alb 40.10m

NACAC Women’s Hammer Throw

Olympian Sultana Frizell won her hammer throw event easily with a throw of 70.4 m. She has now thrown over 70m fifteen times in her career. Lifting her ball to check the weight of it (4 kg) she laughs, “I throw the weight of an average size baby each time I throw!” Frizell enjoys coming back every year to compete at the Harry Jerome. “It was a great meet this year to compete and the weather conditions were great.” She will be competing at the nationals in Toronto on July 31, and has already been selected to be on the Canadian Team for the Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi, India.

1 Sultana Frizell 85 Kamloops B. C. 70.04m

2 Loree Smith 82 United States 66.03m

3 Megan Rodhe 80 Kamloops B. C. 65.93m

4 Crystal Smith 81 Kamloops B. C. 62.05m 200m Olympic Development

1 Kevin Thompson Jamaica 21.89 -1.8 2 Kevin Lim 88 North Van B. C. 21.91 -1.8 3 Ricardo Charles Chilliwack 21.96 -1.8 4 Andrew Boss 89 Coquitlam B. C 21.98 -1.8 5 Chris Sutherland 92 Langley 22.58 -1.8 6 Brennan Gademans 93 Langley 22.73 -1.8 Vancouver Sun 800m Olympic Development Men

1 Jaden Ostopwich 89 Edmonton. Alb 1:49.61

2 Mike Saizew 87 Calgary Alb 1:50.01

3 Michael Del Monte 86 Toronto Ont. 1:50.69

4 Scott Nicol 88 Kelowna B. C. 1:50.78

5 Mathew Petrocci 84 United States 1:50.95

6 Jeff Hormer Calgary Alb 1:52.03

7 Darren Mazzei 88 Victoria B. C 1:52.32

8 Mitch Tome 89 Windsor Ont 1:53.15

-- Traviis (Pace) To Winnipeg MB DNF IAAF 1500m Olympic Development Men

1 Peter Corrigan 89 Victoria B. C 3:50.22

2 Cliff Childs Victoria B. C 3:50.53

3 Dylan Wykes 83 Coquitlam B. C 3:51.03

4 Stephane Colle 88 ST Eustache 3:51.82

5 Nigel Hole 89 Surrey 3:52.17

6 Mathew Williams United States 3:52.47

7 Joseph Boland 78 London 3:52.85

8 Allan Brett 88 Guelph 3:55.83

9 Paul Carr 86 Winnipeg MB 3:56.76

10 Cleve Thorsen 81 Guelph 3:58.82

11 Jordan Smith Langley 4:04.77 Sport Canada 800m Olympic Development Women

1 Ashley Ryer 88 Halifax 2:10.41

2 Raeleen Hunter 87 Windsor Ont 2:11.14

3 Brianna Kane 89 Burnaby B. C 2:11.41

4 Hayley Degaust 90 Edmonton. Alb 2:12.53

5 Heather Sim 83 Calgary Alb 2:13.54

6 Michaela Kane Unattached 2:15.09 NACAC 1500m Olympic Development Women

1 Julia Tschanz 89 Victoria B. C 4:25.41

2 Natasha Wodak 81 Burnaby B. C 4:27.32

3 Jodi Souter 88 Regina Sask 4:29.66

4 Jillian Wyman Dundas 4:30.02

5 Shari Boyle 73 Calgary Alb 4:36.50

6 Alicia Roske 88 Victoria B. C 4:36.73

7 Maddy MacDonald Calgary Alb 4:37.55

8 Laura Mitic 89 Victoria B. C 4:39.04

9 Alana Soderburg 90 Edmonton. Alb 4:40.88

10 Brittany Therrien 90 Victoria B. C 4:41.37

11 Riley McQueen 87 Calgary Alb 4:41.60

12 Sam Aynsley Vancouver B. C. 4:55.28

-- Angela Shaw 89 Burnaby B. C DNF

-- Merideth MacGregor 85 Burnaby B. C DNF

-- Darolyn Walker Winnipeg MB DNF Scout Me 1500m National Development Men

1 Logan Burke 85 Victoria B. C 3:51.07

2 Ian McCormick S K 3:55.10

3 Sam Pawluk 88 Richmond B. C. 3:56.44

4 Ryan Russell 88 Calgary Alb 3:57.26

5 Ben Thistlewood Summerland 3:58.82

6 Nyial Majock 90 Calgary Alb 3:59.50

7 Shane Carlos 82 Whitehorse 3:59.58

8 Geoff Reid North Van B. C. 3:59.83

9 Brian Roppelt 93 Edmonton. Alb 4:00.33

10 Adam Wasylyshyn North Van B. C. 4:01.37

11 Adam Reid North Van B. C. 4:02.38

12 Sam Doroz Lethbridge 4:05.34

13 Theo Hunt Vancouver B. C. 4:06.63 Timex 800m High School Age Women

1 Alison Williams Surrey 2:19.72

2 Chelsea Balbosa Surrey 2:20.01

3 Lindsay Butterwort North Van B. C. 2:20.87

4 Halley Cote Victoria B. C 2:21.72

5 Adrianna Royal Oak Habour 2:22.71

6 Jenny Sloman Surrey 2:23.00

7 Caitlin Dell Salmon Arm 2:23.02

8 Erin Slade White Rock 2:24.30

9 Kate Dixon Victoria B. C 2:24.40 Farabloc 800m High School Age Men

1 Stuart Ellenwood Langley 1:55.74

2 Jack Williams Surrey 1:56.21

3 Mathew Swanson North Van B. C. 1:56.64

4 Adam Paul-Morris Surrey 1:56.89

5 Christian Gravel Vancouver B. C. 1:58.64

6 Jonas Golf-Myers Victoria B. C 1:58.75

7 Sam Vincent Winnipeg MB 1:59.76

8 Scott Seco Victoria B. C 2:00.26

9 Alex Kilpatrick Vancouver B. C. 2:00.79

10 Declan White White Rock 2:00.95

11 Devin Rajala North Van B. C. 2:02.06

12 Jake Bruchet Surrey 2:02.20

13 Mike Quick Calgary Alb 2:02.50

14 Kyle Zosiak Victoria B. C 2:03.17

15 Gurjot Bal Surrey 2:03.28

16 Matthew SO Vancouver B. C. 2:03.74

17 Ryan Wong Vancouver B. C. 2:04.19

18 Simon Bill North Vancouver 2:12.65