Robert Heppenstall sets record as he wins national gold medal in 800m

Community Jul 06, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Robert Heppenstall broke a 23-year-old record on his way to winning gold in the 800m at the Canadian junior track and field championships last weekend in Edmonton.

His time of 1:48.50 was more than a second better than the old record set by Kevin Sullivan in 1993.

Heppenstall’s win means he will represent Canada in the Pan American Junior Championships in Edmonton, which run July 31-Aug. 2.

This was his second straight national junior 800 title.

In June, Heppenstall won gold in the 800m at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships. It was his fourth OFSAA gold medal and third-straight 800m gold medal at the provincial high school championships. His other gold was in the 400m as a Grade 9 student. He also won silver in the 400m in Grade 10.

Heppenstall graduated from St. Thomas More Secondary School last month and is attending Wake Forest University in the fall on a full athletic scholarship.

Robert Heppenstall sets record as he wins national gold medal in 800m

Will represent Canada in junior Pan Am championships in Edmonton

Community Jul 06, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Robert Heppenstall broke a 23-year-old record on his way to winning gold in the 800m at the Canadian junior track and field championships last weekend in Edmonton.

His time of 1:48.50 was more than a second better than the old record set by Kevin Sullivan in 1993.

Heppenstall’s win means he will represent Canada in the Pan American Junior Championships in Edmonton, which run July 31-Aug. 2.

This was his second straight national junior 800 title.

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In June, Heppenstall won gold in the 800m at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships. It was his fourth OFSAA gold medal and third-straight 800m gold medal at the provincial high school championships. His other gold was in the 400m as a Grade 9 student. He also won silver in the 400m in Grade 10.

Heppenstall graduated from St. Thomas More Secondary School last month and is attending Wake Forest University in the fall on a full athletic scholarship.

Robert Heppenstall sets record as he wins national gold medal in 800m

Will represent Canada in junior Pan Am championships in Edmonton

Community Jul 06, 2015 by Gord Bowes Hamilton Mountain News

Robert Heppenstall broke a 23-year-old record on his way to winning gold in the 800m at the Canadian junior track and field championships last weekend in Edmonton.

His time of 1:48.50 was more than a second better than the old record set by Kevin Sullivan in 1993.

Heppenstall’s win means he will represent Canada in the Pan American Junior Championships in Edmonton, which run July 31-Aug. 2.

This was his second straight national junior 800 title.

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In June, Heppenstall won gold in the 800m at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships. It was his fourth OFSAA gold medal and third-straight 800m gold medal at the provincial high school championships. His other gold was in the 400m as a Grade 9 student. He also won silver in the 400m in Grade 10.

Heppenstall graduated from St. Thomas More Secondary School last month and is attending Wake Forest University in the fall on a full athletic scholarship.