Rae advances at Universiade Games


2013_universiade_logoJeremy Rae of Fort Erie placed second in 3:47.81 in his heat to secure a spot in the next round of the men’s 1,500-metre event at the opening of the 2013 Summer Universiade (FISU) Games in Kazan, Russia.

In the first final event of the Games, Rhiannon Johns of Sault Ste Marie, Ont., finished ninth in the women’s 10,000-metres. Rhiannon crossed the finish line in 34 minutes and 18.46 seconds.

Calgary, Alta.’s Sam Effah qualified for the 100-metres semi-final. He easily won his opening heat with a time of 10.64 seconds and then went on to win his quarterfinal heat in 10.35 seconds. In the women’s 100m Shai-Anne Davis of Richmond, Ont., qualified by finishing second in her heat in 11.72; Khamica Bingham of Brampton, Ont., finished third in her heat in 11.68 and also qualified for the semi final.

Both Benjamin Ayesu-Attah of Coquitlam, B.C., and Daniel Harper of Brampton, Ont., qualified into the men’s 400m semi final; Harper won his heat in 46.70 and Ayesu-Attah was third in his heat in 47.15. In the women’s race Alicia Brown of Ottawa, qualified into the semi final by finishing second in her heat in 53.86 seconds

In the men’s shot put Tim Hendry-Gallagher of Parry Sound, Ont., finished 13th overall just missing the qualification round with a throw of 17.81m. Tim Nedow of Brockville, Ont., was unable to register a mark.

In the women’s 800m, the Vancouver duo of Helen Crofts (2:04.00) and Jessica Smith (2:05.11) finished second in their heats and qualified for the semi finals.

In the women’s long jump both Christabel and Sabrina Nettey of Surrey, B.C., were unable to secure a spot in the final. Christabel jumped 6.22m finishing 8th in her qualification B; Sabrina registered 6.15m for 7th in qualification A.

Ross Proudfoot of Lively, Ont., finished fifth in his 1,500m heat qualifying into the semi-final with a time of 3:44.66.

In the men’s high jump Django Lovett of Surrey, B.C., placed 7th in qualification A; Jeremy Eckert of Regina, finished qualification B in 11th. Both cleared 2.15m and do not advance.