This weekend there were a huge number of Thunderbird athletes competing in various competitions across the globe. With the weekend being the last window to obtain PanAm Games standards, it was an important weekend for many Canadian athletes.
World Athletic Centre and Thunderbird Athlete Christabel Nettey was on fine form on Friday when she won the New York Diamond League with a meet record of 6.92m. Nettey is consistently jumping in the 6.90m range, with her jump of 6.99m a little earlier in the season a Canadian record in the long jump. No doubt we will see her sail over 7m this season; keep an eye on Nettey!
In Portland, Oregon, there was the Portland Track Festival which took place at Lewis and Clarke College Saturday through Sunday. At this meet Rachel Cliff ran 15:56.16 in the 5000m High Performance race, whilst teammate Erica Digby ran 4:17.87 in the High Performance section of the 1500m.
On Canadian soil this weekend, the annual Jesse Bent Memorial meet put on by the Coquitlam Cheetahs was held on Saturday and Sunday. We had a large number of Thunderbirds competing in this meet, across all age groups. Athletes competing included Stephen Abosi who an 10.73 in the 100m and 22.71 in the 200m, Michael Aono with 47.55 in the 400m along with Quinn Litherland with 49.46 in the 400m. For full results from the Jesse Bent Memorial you can visit:http://www.coquitlamcheetahs.org/p/annual-jesse-bent-memorial-cheetah-meet.html.
In addition, there were a slew of great performances across all the age group categories and events.
Keep it rolling!