The final day of competition featured lots of events in athletics at the University of Manitoba Stadium. Alberta came out with a strong showing of 10 medals on this last day of the athletics meet: three gold, four silver, and three bronze medals.

In the 800m, Edmonton’s Marco Arop took the gold in a photo-finish, posting a time of 1:49.23. Alexander Eiswerth of Saskatchewan came in second place, at 1:49.92.

Sandy Latrace of Duchess, AB won gold in the Women’s Long Jump event with a jump of 6.19 meters, setting a new Canada Games record. Latrace, 20, also won the event at the 2016 Canadian Junior National Championships.

Brian Hnatiw of Sherwood Park, AB, took the gold medal in the men’s para shot, throwing at 15.44 meters. The 29-year-old athlete is competing in his first year in Athletics.

Celebrating his birthday, Russell Pennock of Calgary, AB, won the silver in the men’s 5000m with a time of 14:27.42. He is a returning athlete from the 2013 Canada Games, where he had won silver and bronze in triathlon.

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