Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Future Cat Rob Denault Takes Canadian Junior 1500 Crown

Rob Denault captured the men’s 1,500 metres title in a tight finish at the Canadian junior track and field championships held this past weekend in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In a very slow tactical race that saw the top two finishers run 20 seconds off their PRs, Villanova signee Rob Denault, who was in 4th at the bell and who was boxed in on the rail until about 80 meters from the line, swung wide and passed Ross Proudfoot in the final meters of the race.

The Aurora resident and member of the Newmarket Huskies Track Club crossed the finish line in 4:05.01 seconds to nose out Track North Athletic Club rival Ross Proudfoot (4:05.15) for the title.

The victory enabled Denault, who will attend Villanova University on a scholarship in the fall, to claim a berth in the upcoming Pan American Junior Championships to be held in Miramar, Florida from July 22 to 24.

Here's the race video:

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