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Julia Agostinelli and David Adeleye named Beneath Armour U Sports activities Athletes of the Week


Canadian Operating and Beneath Armour have teamed up for the 2024 Canadian U Sports activities indoor observe and area season to focus on a few of the high homegrown skills throughout the nation. Every week main as much as the 2024 U Sports activities Indoor Monitor and Area Championships in March, Canadian Operating will choose one female and male observe and area athlete to be the Beneath Armour Athlete of the Week.

The athlete of the week can be a female and male observe and area athlete who achieved a standout efficiency, broke a faculty file or crushed a private finest. Every week of the U-Sports activities 2024 season these athletes can be featured on Canadian Operating and awarded an Beneath Armour prize pack. Center-distance runner Julia Agostinelli of Guelph College and hurdler David Adeleye of the College of Toronto have been chosen because the inaugural Beneath Armour U Sports activities Athletes of the Week.

Feminine Athlete of the Week: Julia Agostinelli–girls’s 1,000m

Agostinelli is a fourth-year scholar, competing for the Guelph Gryphons within the OUA convention. Over the weekend on the Can-AM Traditional in Windsor, Ont., Agostinelli ran a private finest within the girls’s 1,000m, clocking 2:47.46. This time mechanically certified her for the 2024 U Sports activities Championships in Winnipeg in March. It was additionally her first race of the 2024 season.

Julia Agostinelli Guelph Gryphons
Picture: College of Guelph Athletics

“I’m pleased I executed my race precisely how I had deliberate it, and hitting the U Sports activities [1,000m] customary was a bonus,” says Agostinelli. She mentions that her coach, Terry Radchenko, has had her focus extra on her pace over the previous few weeks. “My aim is to proceed to be constant and intentional with my coaching,” she says. “I wish to put myself within the combine for some provincial and nationwide medal alternatives later this season.”

Agostinelli acknowledges that the success of her U Sports activities indoor season is essential for performing properly in the summertime. “I plan to make my outside debut on the Bell Canadian Monitor and Area Olympic Trials in June,” says Agostinelli. “We’ll see how far my legs will take me.”

Male Athlete of the Week: David Adeleye–males’s 60m hurdles

Adeleye, a third-year scholar and hurdler for the College of Toronto Varsity Blues, participated in six races over two days on the Can-AM Traditional. He reached the ultimate in each the lads’s 60m and the 60m hurdles (his prized occasion), inserting fifth within the 60m last and hitting the U Sports activities customary twice within the 60m hurdles heats and finals. Adeleye achieved a season’s finest of seven.98 seconds, solely three one-hundredths of a second shy of his private finest (7.95s).

Regardless of having a messy race within the last, Adeleye was happy to stroll away with one other sub-8 efficiency. “I do know I’m in form for a quick time and a private finest,” he says. “I’m simply engaged on being affected person and staying constant.” 

David Adeleye Toronto Varsity Blues
Picture: Toronto Varsity Blues

Adeleye has excessive objectives for the 2024 indoor season. The 21-year-old aspires to run 7.8 seconds for the 60m hurdles, win U Sports activities and provides himself a chance to compete for Canada and chase the world indoor championship customary of seven.62 seconds.

If you want to appoint a Canadian U Sports activities athlete for Beneath Armour Athlete of the Week, ship @canadianrunning a message on Instagram or e-mail marley@runningmagazine.ca.



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