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Justyn Knight hits Olympic 1,500m qualifying standard at California track and field meet

Canada's Justyn Knight ran under the Olympic standard and finished second in the men's 1,500 metres Sunday at the USATF Golden Games in Walnut, Calif.

Canadian runner clocks 3:33.41 PB, could run event and 5,000 in Tokyo

Toronto native Justyn Knight, seen in this file photo from February, beat the Tokyo qualifying mark of three minutes 35 seconds with a personal-best time of 3:33.41 on Sunday at the USATF Golden Games. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Canada's Justyn Knight ran under the Olympic standard and finished second in the men's 1,500 metres Sunday at the USATF Golden Games.

Knight, from Toronto, beat the Tokyo qualifying mark of three minutes 35 seconds with a personal-best time of 3:33.41.

Ollie Hoare of Australia was first in 3:33.19.

Fellow Canadian Moh Ahmed finished eighth out of 10 runners with 3:40.67.

Julie-Anne Staehli of Lucknow, Ont., ran under the 15:10 Olympic standard and won the women's 5,000 in Sunday's late session in Walnut, Calif. The 27-year-old stopped the clock in 15:02 to beat her previous best of 15:24.66.

Vancouver's Natalia Hawthorn finished third in a personal-best 15:05.91.

Elsewhere, Toronto's Gabriela DeBues-Stafford finished second in the women's 1,500 metres with a season-best time of 4:00.69, just ahead of American Shannon Osika (4:00.73).

WATCH | Justyn Knight clocks 3:33.41 PB to meet Olympic 1,500 standard:

Justyn Knight finishes 2nd in 1,500m, hits Olympic qualifying standard

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Knight ran below the Olympic standard when he finished second in a time of 3:33.41 at the USATF Golden Games. 3:57

Elle Purrier of the United States was first with a time of 3:58.36.

Toronto's Lucia Stafford, Gabriela's younger sister, was fifth with a personal best time of 4:05.30.

WATCH | DeBues-Stafford finished just over 2 seconds back of lead:

Canadian DeBues-Stafford finishes 2nd in 1,500m at Golden Games

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Gabriela DeBues-Stafford finished just over two seconds back of the lead in a time of 4:00.69 at the USATF Golden Games. 4:56

Jillian Weir of Kingston, Ont., placed second in the women's hammer throw with a distance of 68.49 metres. Gwendolyn Berry of the United States was first with a throw of 73.73 metres.

Melissa Bishop-Nriagu of Windsor, Ont., ran under the Olympic standard for a second time and was third in the women's 800 metres with a season-best time of 1:58.62.

WATCH | Melissa Bishop-Nriagu finishes 3rd in a season-best time of 1:58.62:

Bishop-Nriagu is 3rd in 800m at California track meet

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Canadian Melissa Bishop-Nriagu finished third in a season-best time of 1:58.62 at the USATF Golden Games. 2:22

Jemma Reekie (1:58.27) and Laura Muir (1:58.46), both from Britain, were first and second respectively.

Toronto's Aaron Brown was fourth in the men's 200 metres and Sarah Mitton of Brooklyn, N.S., was fourth in the women's shot put while Toronto resident Brittany Crew — Mitton's good friend and training partner — was ninth (17.80).

Aaron Brown finishes 4th in 200M:

Aaron Brown finishes 4th in Golden Games 200m

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The Canadian posted a season-best time of 20.26 on Sunday in California. 1:37

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