Mike Mason leaped 2.28 meters to place second in the high jump on Saturday at the Canadian Senior Track and Field Championships held in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Canadian record holder Derek Drouin (ON) won the event with a clearance of 2:31
meters. Valley Royal Django Lovett had a fourth place finish with a leap of 2.08 meters.
The Royals had two athletes compete in the women’s 800 meters with Jessica Smith placing fourth (2:03.96) and Helen Crofts came 6th (2:05.70). The event was won by defending champion Melissa Bishop of Ontario in a time of 2:02.84.
Mason’s effort assured him of selection to the 32 member Canadian team that
travel’s to Moscow, Russia in August for the World Championship of Athletics. Both Lovett and Smith will also travel to Russia this summer but in their case it will be to the city of Kazan for the Summer Universiade (FISU Games) that take place from July 7 – 12.