Christa Bortignon Breaks FIVE Indoor World Records

W75 Christa Bortignon BC broke FIVE World Records at last weekend’s Van Ryswyk Invitational meet in Kamloops.
Christa set marks in the 60m, 60m Hurdles, 200m, Triple Jump, and 4X200m Relay. She missed the 400m WR by a second.

W80 Lenore Montgomery BC broke the WR in the 1500m with a 8:21.28 The 9:12 WR was held by Canadian Hall of Famer Judith Kazdan, that she ran in 2000.

Christa’s Records;

60m 10.05
WR 10.58 Emma Mazzenga ITA 2009
CAN 12.22 Gwen Boivin SK 2010

60m Hurdles 13.62
WR 13.70 Flo Meiler USA 2010
No previous CAN record

200m 35.56
WR 37.19 Emma Mazzenga ITA 2009
CAN 45.63 Klazina Noort BC 2010

Triple Jump 7.43m
WR 7.07m Elsa Enarsson SWE 2006
CAN 5.54m Gwen Boivin SK 2010

W75 4X200 3:28.53
Klazina Noort (79), Ruth Carrier (81), Lenore Montgomery (81), Christa Bortignon (75)
No previous WR or CAN

As well, Christa set two CAN records

Long Jump 3.42m – CAN 2.37m Gwen Boivin SK 2010

400m 1:25.90 – CAN 2:54 Gwen Boivin SK 2010 (WR 1:24.89…. just missed !)

Harold Morioka writes; Christa was competing in the high jump but after only one jump she had to rush to join her relay team to run the 4x200m relay. By the time the relay race was completed, she was too late to continue with the high jump in an attempt for another record.

Harold’s Notes

Photo of Christa from the medal ceremony at the WMA Championships in Sacramento. Hurdle photo from Kamloops courtesy Ruth Carrier

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