Paisley's Adam Kunkel will continue his hunt for the elusive Olympic A standard in the men's 400-metre hurdles after missing the cut-off by a second this weekend.
Kunkel, the 31-year-old, seven-time national champion, won his race at the Donovan Bailey Invitational on Saturday with a time of 50.54 seconds, beating American Alex Wilright in a sprint to the finish by four one hundreths of a second.
He needs to run his event in a time of 49.50 seconds to qualify for his first Olympics. Kunkel was only six-tenths of a second off the Olympic A standard at a race in Windsor two weeks ago, where he ran 50.14 seconds, his fastest this season.
He has until the end of the month to beat the time. Kunkel, who says he's in his best shape in years, is hoping to regain the form he had in 2007, the year he set a Canadian record in the 400-metre hurdles that still stands today — 48.24 seconds, which won him gold at the Pan American Games.