Canada 1-2 in 800 on NACAC track
Powering down the final straightaway of the men’s 800 metres, Brandon Mcbride glanced up at the huge video screen at toronto’s Varsity Stadium to gauge the length of his lead.
He spotted fellow Canadian teen Marco Arop hot on his heels. It’s a sight he’s going to have to get used to.
Mcbride and arop finished 1-2 at the nacac Championships on Saturday, delighting the loud crowd at the university’s of toronto’s stadium.
three weeks after he broke the decade-old Canadian record in the men’s 800, Mcbride won in one minute 46.14 seconds. arop, a 19-year-old from Edmonton, who raced to a surprise silver medal at the ncaa championships as a freshman in June, finished in 1:46.82.
the men’s 800 was the day’s highlight of the track and field showdown for athletes from north american, Central america and the Caribbean, dubbed ‘track and Field in the 6ix.’
Lindsey Butterworth of north Vancouver, B.C., was fifth in the women’s 800 metres in a personal best 2:00.81, inching closer to the sub-two-minute mark. american Ajee Wilson won the gold in 1:57.52.
Jamaica’s Tyquendo Tracey ran 10.03 to win a men’s 100 race that was missing injured Canadian star Andre De Grasse. Bismark Boateng of toronto was top Canadian in fourth.
Michael Mason of nanaimo, B.C., cleared 2.28 metres to finish second in a high jump field missing Canada’s Olympic and world champion Derek Drouin.
Justyn Knight of Markham, Ont., was third in the men’s 5,000 metres in 14:01.77.
Canadian sprinter Crystal Emmanuel entertained the crowd with her bronze-medal run in the women’s 100 metres at the nacac Championships.
Emmanuel, a 26-year-old from toronto, ran a personal best 11.11 seconds. american Jenna Prandini won in 10.96, while Jamaica’s Jonielle Smith was third (11.07).
Chelsea, Tottenham win
Chelsea and tottenham dispelled doubts about their readiness to make winning starts to the English Premier League on Saturday.
a week after being swatted aside by Manchester City in the Community Shield, Chelsea beat Huddersfield 3-0 in Maurizio Sarri’s first league match in charge.
France World Cup winner N’golo Kante volleyed in the opener in the 34th minute, Jorginho netted a penalty on his Premier League debut before halftime and Pedro Rodriguez drove home the third with an angled drive after the break.
tottenham opened with a 2-1 victory at newcastle.
all the goals came inside the opening 18 minutes as Joselu cancelled out Jan Vertonghen’s opener for tottenham before Dele Alli headed in the winner.
after spending more than us$285 million on new players since gaining promotion, the newcomers only collected one point between them. Cardiff lost 2-0 at Bournemouth and Fulham fell to the same score at home to Crystal Palace.
But Wolverhampton collected a point in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Everton.
Brighton lost 2-0 to Manchester City after a double from Roberto Pereyra.
wpca Chucks final SET
the final four who will compete in Sunday’s sudden death championship final heat where the winner will take home the 2018 Battle of the north Championship of the World Professional Chuckwagon association has now been set.
Kurt Bensmiller, Vern Nolin, Ross Knight and Codey Mccurrach will battle it out for the 2017 championship of dawson Creek, B.C,
Bensmiller drove the trans Peace Construction outfit to a first place overall aggregate finish after posting the best four-day aggregate time of 5:13.28.
nolin qualified in second place overall 4.73 seconds behind the leader Bensmiller, with Knight qualifying in third place overall and Mccurrach holding onto fourth place overall to grab the final spot in Sunday’s final.
doug Irvine placed fifth overall and missed a spot in Sunday’s final by 20 onehundreds of a second.
as far as the day results go, Doug Irvine, driving the B & R Eckel’s transport Ltd. Outfit, posted the top time of the night with a run of 1:1:16.86 from barrel number 1 in the 6th heat.
Bensmiller had his fourth consecutive second place run and was 57 one-hundredths of a second behind the day winner Irvine.
Mccurrach, Cody Ridsdale and Dustin Gorst rounded out the top five runs on Saturday evening.