Wolves Athletics Club runner Mirelle Martens added another national bronze medal to her portfolio on Thursday, finishing third in the Junior Women’s 5000m at the 2015 Athletics Canada National Track and Field Championships in Edmonton.
Martens recorded a personal best time of 17:33 under hot and sunny conditions. The race was won by Quebec’s Anne-Marie Comeau in a championship record time of 17.05. Fellow Quebec athlete Aurélie Dubé-Lavoie was second, seven seconds ahead of Martens.
Last fall, Martens won the bronze medal in the Junior Women’s 6ooom race at the Athletics Canada National Cross Country Championships.
On Sunday, Martens will contest the 3000m, where she is seeded second among 16 competitors.
Team mates Jamie Wigmore and Jess Baraskewich take to the track on Friday morning in the qualifying round of the Senior Women’s 800m. Hayden Hollowell runs in the semi finals of the Senior Mens 1500m on Friday evening.
Full results and schedules are posted on the 2015 AC Nationals website.