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Lakehead athletes fare well at track and field championships

Aly DaSilva took fifth place in the 400-metre final in the under-20 division.

LANGLEY, B.C. – A pair of Lakehead University runners showed they belong on the national track and field stage.

Aly DaSilva took fifth place in the 400-metre final in the under-20 division, with a time of 58.26, while Hammarskjold grad Amy Stieh was 15th in the senior girls semifinal, finishing in a time of 56:46.

"Aly had an amazing performance at national championships, she took almost three full seconds off of her previous 400m personal best to qualify for her first-ever national final, and then exceeded all expectations to finish fifth overall in Canada with a time of 58.26,” said Lakehead track and field coach Joe McDonough.

“I couldn't be more proud of the hard work and focus that Aly has put in this year -- she's done an amazing job and I can't wait to see her progress even further.”

It was the first outdoor season since 2019 and McDonough said he and his coaching staff are extraordinarily proud of both DaSilva and Stieh.

“This was a challenging first year back for all of our athletes, trying to put together all of the pieces again was at times difficult, but these girls managed to get it done and achieve personal bests this outdoor season – great news as they will look to make waves next year at OUA and USport championships."

The Canadian national track and field championships took place in Langley, B.C. 

Leith Dunick

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A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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