Saturday, June 22, 2013

McIntosh, Martin Win National Silver

Third time wasn't a charm for Jenna Martin. The 25-year-old from Bridgewater was edged at the finish line, on route to a silver medal in women's 400 metre final at the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Moncton, New Brunswick. Martin was trying to win her third straight national title in the event. She ran 52.97 seconds, while Alicia Brown crossed the line at 52.92. Meanwhile, another Bridgewater native also earned silver for her showing in the women's heptathlon. Rachael McIntosh scored 5,519 points to finish second behind Olympian Brianne Thiesen.

Whalen Wins Shot-put Silver At Nationals

Liverpool's Chelsea Whalen picked up a silver medal Friday night in the women's 4kg shot-put event at the Canadian Track and Field Championships. Whalen had a top throw of 16.20 metres, good enough for second place behind defending champion and Olympian Julie Labonte. The 20-year-old will now turn her focus to the women's javelin championship, which gets underway at 6:15 Saturday evening in Moncton.