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Damian Warner ties championship hurdles record

07/05/2015 01:15 EDT | Updated 07/04/2016 05:59 EDT
There's a good reason why decathletes and pentathletes are considered the best of the best in the track and field world. Damian Warner and Brianne Thiesen-Eaton showed why at the Canadian national track and field championships Saturday in Edmonton.

Warner, 25, won the men's 110-metre hurdles in 13.27 seconds to tie Mark McKoy's record set in 1985. The London, Ont. native who finished third in the decathlon at the 2013 World Championship finished ahead of Johnathan Cabral who ran 13.37 and Sekou Kaba, 13.43.

Thiesen-Eaton took on a talented field of women's hurdlers in the 100 metre event and came away with an impressive triumph as well. The 2013 World Championships silver medallist finished first in 13.06, just ahead of Phylicia George and Nikkita Holder. ​

Thiesen-Eaton, from Saskatoon, clocked a 13.05 hurdles time in one of her seven events when she established a new Canadian heptathlon record of 6,808 points at the Hypo Meeting in Goetzis, Austria at end of May of this year.

Some of the other results from Day 2 at the nationals in Edmonton included:

- Thomas Riva of Qualicum Beach, B.C. capturing the men's 1,500 race in four minutes 6.16 seconds, while Winnipeg's Nicole Sifuentes took the women's event in 4:20.29.

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Derek Drouin, of Corunna, Ont., leaping 2.34 metres to win the men's high jump. Alyxandria Treasure of Prince George, B.C., won the women's event with a 1.86 jump.

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Toronto's Philip Osei won the men's 400 metre dash in 46.59, finishing ahead of Joshua Cunningham and Daniel Harper.

- Rachel Seaman of Kapuskasing, Ont., won the women's 10,000 race walk — almost six minutes ahead of the competition. Evan Dunfee of Richmond, B.C., edged Inaki Gomez for the men's title.

- Toronto's KelsieAhbe won the women's pole vault at 4.30 metres while TarynSuttie of Hanley, Sask., slipped past the competition in the women's shot put, finishing with a 16.88.

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Aaron Hernandez of Coaldale, Alta., captured the men's triple jump covering 14.98 metres.

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Sultana Frizell of Perth, Ont., threw 70.97 metres to top the women's hammer throw.

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