A Rae of silver for Canada

2013_universiade_logoIt was a silver medal for Jeremy Rae of Fort Erie, Ont., at the 1,500-metre on Tuesday (July 9) at the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia. Rae climbed his way to the second place finish registering a time of 3:39.45. Ross Proudfoot of Lively, Ont., finished ninth in 3:44.33.

Earlier in the morning the men’s 20km race walk team won the bronze medal; the first Canadian medal at FISU. Inaki Gomez of Vancouver B.C., was Canada’s top finisher with a fifth place performance and time of 1:22:29. Benjamin Thorne of Kitimat, B.C., finished 16th in 1:26:59 and Evan Dunfee of Richmond, B.C., place 21st in 1:31:07.

In the women’s 400-metres Alicia Brown of Ottawa, finished fifth in a personal best of 52.08 seconds registering a World Championships B standard and punching her ticket to the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Championships later this summer.

In the men’s decathlon Patrick Arbour of Ottawa, finished eighth overall with 7,240 points. The second day of competition saw him clock 15.29 over the 110-metre hurdles, win the discus with 47.64 metres, clear 4.20 metres in the pole vault, throw 63.34 metres in the javelin, and finish in 5:08.00 over 1,500-metres.