Hurdler Chase Nominated for Canadian Commonwealth

Hurdler Chase Nominated for Canadian Commonwealth

BATON ROUGE – Athletics Canada announced this week that 50 of its nation’s track and field stars have been nominated for the 2014 Commonwealth Games this summer, and Lady Tiger All-America hopeful Chanice Chase hopes to earn the right to represent her country during the competition that will be held July 27-Aug. 2 at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.

According to the official press release posted to the Athletics Canada website, the final Canadian team competing at the Commonwealth Games will be announced in July.

Chase is Canada’s No. 1-ranked 400-meter hurdler on the women’s side for the 2014 outdoor season after running a personal best of 56.27 seconds in a fifth-place finish at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships back on May 15. That effort is the NCAA’s No. 6-ranked performance in the women’s 400-meter hurdles for 2014.

This marks the third time that Chase will compete for Canada at the international level as she also competed at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships and 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships.

She has emerged as one of the NCAA’s top intermediate hurdlers with her performance this spring as she has qualified for the first time in her collegiate career to run in the semifinal round of the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Chase will help lead the Lady Tigers into the competition that will be held June 11-14 at Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene.