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Minors seals podium place

In top form: Dage Minors (Photograph by Lawrence Trott)

Dage Minors produced a second straight podium display competing at last week’s Harry Jerome International Track Classic in Vancouver to continue his fine, steady form of late.

Minors earned the silver medal in the 1,500 metres after crossing the line second with a time of 3:52.55 competing in overcast conditions at the Swanguard Stadium.

“The race was decent and it always feels good to get a top position,” he said.

“Just wanted to go out there and get a result and solid run, which is what I did.”

Canadian Tim Longley broke the tape with a winning time of 3:51.63. Adam Marshall, also of Canada, rounded off the podium in third with a time of 3:52.95.

“Was disappointed that the rabbit in the race didn’t hit the times he was supposed to, but that’s how it goes,” Minors added.

“Once I knew that it wasn’t a fast pace, I focused on having a good finish and worry about the win. Gave myself a little too much work and couldn’t catch the winner.”

Minors’s podium display followed right on the heels of his triumph in the same discipline at this month’s New Balance Battle Road Twilight Series at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts with a personal best time of 3:48.03.

“The new PB was a nice reminder that all of the hard work training over the past eight months is paying off,” Minors said.

The 23-year-old is preparing for this summer’s World University Games in Naples, Italy and the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

“Training for Dage has been going great and he’s rounding into shape nicely for the months of July and August,” Zach Emerson, Minors’s coach, said.

The World University Games will be held from July 8 to 13 and the Pan American Games from July 26 to August 11.