Yarmouth and Shelburne county athletes have good run at Canada Summer Games

Published on August 6, 2017

Hudson Grimshaw-Surette takes off running after being handed the baton by Jacob Symonds during one of the Team Nova Scotia relay heats.


YARMOUTH/SHELBURNE COUNTIES, N.S.  – Two athletes from southwestern Nova Scotia had a good run at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg.

Yarmouth County runner Hudson Grimshaw-Surette finished fifth in Friday’s 800-metre final, posting a time of 1:51.76. (Marco Arop of Alberta took the gold in 1:49.23.)

Three days earlier, Grimshaw-Surette had placed third out of six runners in his heat with a time of 1:52.86.

Also on Friday, Aug. 4, Grimshaw-Surette and Shelburne County’s Jacob Symonds were part of the Nova Scotia 4 X 400-metre relay team that placed sixth with a time of 3:19.17. (British Columbia won the gold in 3:13.18.)

In their heat on Tuesday, the Nova Scotians had run 3:18.43, second behind Manitoba.

Running in the individual 400-metre final on Thursday, Aug. 3, Symonds was disqualified when he nicked the lane next to him with his foot. Had it counted, his time of 49.05 would have been a personal best. (Alberta’s Austin Cole won the gold in 47.25.)

In the 400 heats three days earlier, Symonds had run 50.27.

Week one athletes on Team Nova Scotia arrived back in Nova Scotia on Aug. 5.