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Saskatchewan’s Savannah Sutherland runs Canadian greatest over 400m


Over the weekend on the Large Ten Convention Championship in Geneva, Ohio, College of Michigan runner Savannah Sutherland of Borden, Sask., ran the quickest Canadian indoor 400m time in historical past, clocking 51.41 seconds to put second behind her Michigan teammate, Ziyah Holman.

College of Michigan’s Ziyah Holman (left) and Savannah Sutherland (proper) battle to the road within the girls’s 400m on the 2023 Large Ten Championships in Geneva, Ohio. Photograph: Michigan Images

Sutherland smashed her earlier 400m private better of 52.23 from earlier this season. Her 400m outcome was one in every of three College of Michigan faculty data Sutherland set on the weekend; she additionally broke the college’s 200m report in 23.58 on her strategy to a fourth-place end within the girls’s 200m, and helped her staff win gold within the girls’s 4x400m, in a brand new faculty report of three:30.63.

Though her 400m time was quicker than the present Canadian indoor report of 51.53 held by Ottawa’s Lauren Gale, her time is ineligible for Canadian report functions, on account of Athletics Canada Rule 222: “Performances established on tracks whose lap measurement exceeds 201 metres shall not be acknowledged as Canadian indoor data.”

Spire Institute, the indoor observe and area facility the place the Large Ten Championships have been being held, has an irregular-sized observe of 300m, which means all occasions and data are ineligible for indoor data. 

Sutherland has represented Workforce Canada twice on the U20 degree, profitable bronze on the 2021 U20 World Championships within the 400m hurdles (her principal occasion) and serving to the U20 girls’s 4x400m relay staff fifth place on the 2022 World Championships in Cali, Colombia.

Savannah Sutherland within the girls’s 400mH on the 2021 U20 World Championships in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph: Athletics Canada

In two weeks, Sutherland will symbolize the College of Michigan on the 2023 NCAA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., the place she’s going to compete within the girls’s 4x400m relay and the 400m.



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