In addition to the Olympics starting this week, the Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships took place this week, and University of Louisville track and field’s Calvin Arsenault ended the competition with a gold medal on Saturday in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
A rising sophomore, Arsenault clocked a legal 14.12 in the preliminaries of the 110m hurdles, four tenths of a second faster than the runner-up. Later in the day, the Kitchener, Ontario, native raced to a time of 14.16 in the finals to win the gold medal, again beating his competition by nearly four tenths of a second.
The win secured Arsenault his second gold medal at the event after placing first in 2011 in the 400m hurdles. Also that year, he won the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations gold medal in the 110m hurdles.
Arsenault has remained busy this summer, competing earlier this month at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain, where he finished seventh in his semifinals section in the 110m hurdles. He clocked a personal-best time of 13.84.
Arsenault tallied five victories in his freshman campaign and, during the outdoor season, qualified for the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Rounds in the 110m hurdles.
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