Madden claims national junior 1500m crown

OTTAWA – Kyle Madden of the Speed River Track and Field Club captured the junior men’s 1,500 metres national title Saturday at the Canadian Track and Field Championships at the Terry Fox Athletic Facility.

Madden completed the race in 3:51.69 to finish almost two seconds ahead of runner-up Charlie Dannatt of the Hershey Harriers.

Speed River’s Braydon Clarke was 11th in 4:01.93 and Marcus Kemp was 12th in 4:05.20.

Madden’s medal was one of five earned by Speed River competitors Saturday.

Ashlan Best won silver in the junior women’s 400m. She finished in 54.21 seconds while Kyra Constantine of Project Athletics won in 53.31. Speed River’s Jenna Smith was fourth in 55.32.

The Speed River pair of Anne Forsyth and Sevanne Ghazarian both climbed the podium after the junior women’s 1,500m. Forsyth was second in 4:25.00 and Ghazarian third in 4:25.28. Courtney Hufsmith of Saskatoon won in 4:24.12.

Anthony Romaniw of Speed River was third in the senior men’s 800m in 1:47.63. Brandon McBride of Windsor Legion won in 1:45.23 while Robert Heppenstall of Monte Cristo was second in 1:46.95.

Erika Fiedler of Speed River was fourth in the senior women’s pole vault as she cleared 4.00 metres. Alysha Newman of Bolton Pole Vault, who set the national record of 4.71 metres in April, won the national title by clearing 4.65m. That beat the previous meet record of 4.40m that she set last year.

Rachel Aubry of Speed River was fourth in the senior women’s 800m in 2:05.67.

Sean Cate of Speed River cleared 2.10m to finish fifth in the senior men’s high jump.

Sebastian Smith of Speed River cleared 1.98m to place fifth in the junior men’s high jump.

Speed River’s Cole Hannam was fifth in the junior men’s 3,000m steeplechase in 9:46.35.

Graeme Thompson of Speed River was sixth in the senior men’s 400m in 47.93 seconds.

Marissa Dubois of Speed River had a best leap of 5.40m to finish seventh in the junior women’s long jump.

Sarah Hammond of Speed River was eighth in the senior women’s 100m hurdles in 14.72 seconds.

Adam Lee of Speed River finished 11th in the junior men’s long jump with a jump of 6.38m.

Former Guelph Gryphon Jared Skeath was sixth in the senior men’s hammer throw with a best toss of 56.83m.

Guelph’s Julia Wallace, another former Gryphon, was 10th in the senior women’s triple jump with a leap of 11.77m.

The championships wrap up Sunday.


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