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Jul 5 2018 - Day 3 Recap Canadian Championship-3 More Medals for New Brunswick

Conditions were less than ideal for most athletes on day three of the 2018 Canadian Championships in Ottawa- with the humidex hitting as high as 42°. Despite this, day 3 was again a success as New Brunswick athletes brought home 3 more medals, and another provincial record to bring NB’s medal count to 5.

Genevieve Lalonde, who is no new face to the National and International stage finished first in the Senior Women’s 3000m Steeplechase to claim her 3rd National Title in the event with a time of 9:49.07. Lalonde just came off a Diamond League event in Paris last weekend where she placed 12th overall. She also holds the current Canadian Record of 9:29.99 in the event.

Jacob Leblanc one again had a podium finish, this time in his 400m in the T54 class with a time of 59.09. Later that evening, he competed in the 1500m alongside world record holder Brent Lakatos, where Jacob finished in 7th with a time of 3:41.14. This performance also marks a new personal best and Provincial Record for Jacob.

James Brace is bringing home the silver medal in the Men’s Seated Javelin throw with a best performance of 17.29m.

Other top performances from New Brunswickers on Day 3 include:

- Danielle Keefe qualified fourth in the Women’s U20 1500m in a time of 4:45.82. Her final will take place Saturday at 12:10pm (1:10pm Atlantic Time). She also ran the 3000m where she finished 7th with a time of 10:17.20.

- Jack Berkshire qualified second in the Senior Men’s 400m in a time of 48.44. His semi-final will be Friday at 12:25pm (1:25pm Atlantic Time).

- Andrew Leblanc qualified fourth in the Senior Men’s 800m with a time of 1:53.14. The 800m semi-final is Friday at 7:45pm (8:45pm Atlantic Time).

- Mackenzie Hall ran a time of 58.98 seconds to qualify for the semi-final that will start Friday at 12:45pm (1:45pm Atlantic Time).

More results include:

- Dawson Nancekievill finished 20th in the qualifying round of the 1 500 m with a time of 4:13.63.

- Adrian Kinney ran the 100m in a time of 10.89 seconds to finish in 17th in the qualification.

- Braden Harrison did the 100m also and finished 28th in the qualification round with a time of 11.18 seconds.

- At the 400 m qualification round, Joëlle Leger finished 18th with a time of 1:01.93. Leger also participated in the long jump where she jumped 4.94m to finish 12th in qualifying.

“What a day for New Brunswick athletes at the National Championships! With a new National Title and two silver medals, and other great performances, Athletics New Brunswick is very proud of all of our athletes competing at the Championships, and looks forward to the next few days, as competition is sure to heat up!” says ANB’s Executive Director Gabriel LeBlanc.

To catch the live action, follow this link: http://www.athleticscanada.tv/gprofile.php?do=videos&mgroup_event_id=3809&year=2018&mgroup_id=47401&video_id=247670.

For Live Results, follow this link: http://liveresults.athletics.ca/Live_Results/2018/Championships/.

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