VICTORIA, British Columbia, July 19 (AFP) - Highjumper Mark Boswell won his fourth straight nationalcrown on Saturday, leaping 2.23 metres at the CanadianTrack and Field Championships.
Jeff Caton and Kwaku Boateng finished second and thirdwith jumps of 2.15 metres.
The 26-year-old Boswell failed on his first and onlyattempt at breaking his Canadian record of 2.35 metres.
Boswell is one of Canada’s best hopes for a medal atthe 2003 World Championships in Paris. Boswell won asilver medal at the 1999 worlds in Spain.
Boateng, 29, failed to make the Canadian team for theworlds and is expected to undergo knee surgery aftermissing at 2.20 metres on Saturday.
Boswell has also had his share of problems in recentyears, finishing seventh at the worlds in Edmonton andsixth at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Nicolas Macrozonaris beat runner-up Pierre Browne towin the men’s 100 metre race.
Macrozonaris clocked a 10.13 seconds while Brownefinished in 10.16. Anson Henry placed third with a timeof 10.27.
Macrozonaris, 22, ran 10.03 earlier this year inwinning a race in Mexico City and ran a wind-aided 9.91at the 2002 Canadian championships.