Katie Robinson of the Saint John Track Club led the way for New Brunswick at the Canadian Junior Track and Field Championship when she earned a bronze in the 2,000-metre steeplechase in Ste. Therese, Que. over the weekend.
The meet is for athletes under 19 and under.
Robinson ran a strong race to finishe third in a personal best time of seven minutes, 5.83 seconds. 7:05.83. This adds to the youngster’s medals in the steeplechase following on her bronze medal at the Canadian Legion Youth Championships last summer on Prince Edward Island.
Robinson went on to run the best time in the women’s 800m qualifying rounds with a personal best time of 2:18.27. She followed that up with another personal best in the semifinals in a time of 2:17.93 to finish 12th.
Thirteen New Brunswick athletes were competing, including the following from SJTC:
• Daniel Brown of Saint John Track and Field finished 14th in the men’s 400m qualification round with a time of 51.76. Brown finished 14th in 23.53 in the 200m.
• Taylor Dunn ran a personal best time in the women’s 1500m to finish 17th in the prelims with a time of 4:45.79.
• Pierre Dumouchel also ran a personal best time of 4:07.73 by winning his heat of the 1500m qualifying round but did not advance to the semifinals. Dumouchel went on to finish 10th in the 800m qualifying round in a time of 1:58.85, then topped that time again in the semis with a time of 1:58.03 to finish 18th.
• Paul Tremblay also ran a personal best with a time of 10:02.39 to finish 15th.
• Anthony Cormier ran a personal best time in the 400m hurdle of 58.92 to finish 16th in the semifinals.
• Victoria LeBlanc also ran a personal best time of 1:06.16 to finish 14th in her semifinals on the 400m hurdles.