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Two more world records for Regina's Carol LaFayette-Boyd

Leader Post logo Leader Post 2022-08-01 Rob Vanstone
Carol LaFayette-Boyd, shown last week while training for the Canadian masters outdoor track and field championships, set two world records at the meet on the weekend. © Provided by Leader Post Carol LaFayette-Boyd, shown last week while training for the Canadian masters outdoor track and field championships, set two world records at the meet on the weekend.

Carol LaFayette-Boyd keeps adding to her remarkable record collection.

The 80-year-old Regina athlete set her 15th and 16th world age-group records on Friday — the opening day of the Canadian masters outdoor track and field championships , which concluded Sunday at the Canada Games Athletics Complex.

Competing in the women’s 80-84 division, LaFayette-Boyd established standards in the 100 metres (16.23 seconds) and long jump (3.69 metres). Those are among the four world records she has set in 2022.

“It’s nice to do better than I did before and it’s nice to break the records,” LaFayette-Boyd said on Saturday, “but I have so many medals that I take them home now and give them to my coaches.”

LaFayette-Boyd is a member of the Excel Athletika Track and Field Club, which played host to the national masters event.

“We’re responsible for the transportation of the athletes, so we try to pick them up at the airport,” she said.

“We could not do it without the volunteers, and without the officials, and they’re just so good.”

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Diego Aragon’s two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Regina Red Sox a 4-3 Western Canadian Baseball League victory over the Fort McMurray Giants on Sunday at Currie Field.

Aragon’s clutch hit scored Dylan Edmands (who had singled) and Mike Kenney (who had walked).

Fort McMurray scored all three of its runs in the top of the fourth inning. Regina countered by scoring twice in the bottom of the fourth.

Edmands had two of Regina’s seven hits and also stole two bases. Andy Cook earned the victory in relief.

The Red Sox improved their record to 29-22. They were a half-game behind the first-place Moose Jaw Miller Express (30-22) in the East Division heading into Monday night’s home game against the Weyburn Beavers. Moose Jaw defeated the host Swift Current 57s 8-3 on Sunday.

The Red Sox are to play host to Weyburn again on Tuesday (7:05 p.m., Currie Field). Moose Jaw plays in Swift Current on Tuesday (7:05 p.m., Mitchell Field).

The regular season is to conclude Aug. 6.

RUGBY RESULT

The Campion Grads defeated the Regina Rogues 30-20 in a Regina Rugby Union senior men’s 15s match Thursday at Regina Rugby Park.

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The sports world is ever-changing, as are the times. Supplement your steady diet of sports coverage by subscribing to the Regina Leader-Post’s 306 Sports Fix newsletter. Each week, sports editor Rob Vanstone will provide additional commentary on the Roughriders, Pats and other teams/sports of interest, along with a peek behind the curtain. Click here to subscribe.

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