Three Canadian records were set at last Friday's (14 March) international track meet between Canada and West Germany at the Montreal Forum.
GV Participants with flags (Canada left, W. Germany right)
LV PAN Bruce Simpson winning pole vault
SV PAN Debbie Brill winning high jump
GV PAN Women's 800 metres starting and ending (2 shots)
CU Yvonne Saunders and Abbie Hoffman
SV Winners on dais
Initials CL/1815 CL/1823
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Background: Three Canadian records were set at last Friday's (14 March) international track meet between Canada and West Germany at the Montreal Forum.
In the pole-vaulting event, Bruce Simpson of Canada cleared 17 feet, 4 3/4 inches to establish a Canadian record and surpass by an inch his mark at the Munich Olympics when he finished fifth. Gunther Lohre of West Germany placed second at 17 feet, 2 3/4 inches.
In the women's high jump, Debbie Brill of the University of Victoria -- who at the end of the meet was voted its outstanding female participant -- set another Canadian record at six feet, 1 3/4 inches, breaking the old mark by three quarters of an inch.
And in the women's 800 metres race, Yvonne Saunders of Canada set the third record by winning with a time of two minutes, 7:32 seconds.
Over-all, the Canadian athletes won out over their West German visitors by 107 points to 105.