Pennsylvania- Michael LeBlanc of Riverview got his indoor track and field season off to a good start. The 24 year old sprinter won the 60m at the Penn State National Invitational this past Friday in a blistering time of 6.64.
In doing so he establishes the fastest time by a Canadian this season, also breaks his previous New Brunswick record of 6.67 In addition this performance also ranks Michael 10th in the world. The Canadian record is 6.45 held by Olympian Bruny Surin.
"Michael’s performance is truly remarkable and boast well form his 2012 campaign” says Athletics New Brunswick’s technical director Gabriel LeBlanc. "His 6.67 was run in 2007 the same year he ran his 100m New Brunswick record of 10.17 which is below the qualifying standard for the 2012 Olympic Games so obviously he is on the right path." Leblanc added.
He has also met the standard to participate in the World indoor Championships that will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on March 9-11.
Full results : http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/c-track/stats/2011-2012/2012psunationalfullresults.html