Whitehouse leads assault on records

bp_logoSt. Catharines native Kyle Whitehouse established two Canadian records in the T38 100 and 200-metres events during the seventh edition of the Boiling Point Track Classic in Ottawa.

In the 100-metres he crossed the line in 11.70 seconds surpassing his own Canadian mark of 11.75 seconds set just last year. In the 200-metres he bettered a mark of 24.16 seconds that stood since 1992 by Paralympic medalist Frank Bruno; the new mark stands at 23.98 seconds.

Whitehouse will travel to Lyon, France next weekend to compete at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Championships

Saturday (July 6) saw seven Canadian records broken at the Terry Fox Athletics Facility.

Jessye Brockway of Mill Bay, B.C., registered a Canadian record in the women’s F58 discus throw with 19.57 metres.

Larissa Brown of Greely, Ont., bettered the F12 high jump Canadian record by clearing 1.40 metres. At only 14 years old, Larissa bettered the 1.30 metres record of K. Manten set in 1987.

In the women’s T13 classification 100-metre preliminary rounds, Shaunelle Gregory of Brantford, set a Canadian record clocking in at 14.11 seconds. She bettered the almost 13-year standing 14.17 second mark of Courtney Knight from 2000.

Saskatoon, Sask.’s Becky Richter set a Canadian record in the F51 discus throw. Becky measured 5.49 metres for a place among the record books.

In the men’s F44 shot put, Rajvir Saini of Brampton, bettered his own mark set just last year of 10.49 metres to 11.32 metres in the men’s F44 shot put.