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The first Victoria High Performance track meet took place Saturday, May 5th at the University of Victoria’s Centennial Stadium. There were 14 competitions in total from 100-metres to 3,000-metres as well as men’s long jump.
It was the first meet on the brand new track surface.
At least two records were set, pending ratification.
In the 800-metre event, Victoria’s Liam Stanley finished in the time of 2:01.22. He competes in the T37 Paralympic category. He has twice set national records in the event, previously going as fast as 2:03.19 and 2:03.11. Saturday, he finished fourth overall.
Just ahead of him was T20 cat. Michael Barber, finishing in 1:58.00. Barber ran under the two-minute barrier for the first time. His performance is also pending ratification as a national record.
In the women’s 3,000-metre event, Victoria’s Marilyn Arsenault was attempting to add to her collection of national records, however, had looked up the incorrect time to go after during her seven-and-a-half lap race, missing the mark by just over one second. She finished in 10:21.21, thinking that was well under the mark, but what she should have been chasing was 10:19.00.
It was a two-woman race with Georgia Ginther of the University of Victoria Vikes competing as well. She finished in the time of 10:39.04.
The main event featured a few Vikes including Tyler Smith, in the 800-metres. There were three 800-metre sections. Smith recorded the fastest time on the day, however, was seeded with a 1:49.00 and has run in the 1:47s. Saturday, he won in the time of 1:52.43.
Full results are below.
|VICTORIA HIGH PERFORMANCE
SCHEDULE AND HEAT SHEETS
|Women’s 400m||Seed||CLUB||Finish Time|
|Men’s 400m Heat 1||Seed||CLUB|
|Men’s 400m Heat 2||Seed||CLUB|
|Mixed 3000m||Seed||CLUB||Finish Time|
|4:35 PM||Men’s 3000m||Seed||CLUB||Finish Time|
|4:50PM||Men’s 100m Heat 1||Seed||CLUB||Finish Time|
|Men’s 100m Heat 2||Seed||CLUB||Finish Time|
|W: No reading||Liam||Gatensby||11.04||VSP||11.37|
|5:05 PM||Women’s 2000 Steeplechase||Seed||CLUB||Finish Time|
|5:20 PM||Women’s 800 Heat 1||Seed||CLUB||Finish Time|
|Women’s 800 Heat 2||Seed||CLUB||Finish Time|
|5:30 PM||Men’s 800 Heat 1||Seed||CLUB||Finish Time|
|Men’s 800 Heat 2||Seed||CLUB||Finish Time|
|Michael||Barber||1:59.00||PIH||1:58.00||Pending T20 Nat. Record|
|Liam||Stanley||1:59.00||PIH||2:01.22||Pending T37 Nat. Record|
|Men’s 800 Heat 3||Seed||CLUB||Finish Time|
|Men’s Long Jump||Seed||CLUB||Result|
|W: No reading||Blake||Furtado||5.94||VSP||5.80|