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Home stand inspires track teams to podium

The Lancer track and field teams reached the podium on both men’s and women’s side of the competition at the Ontario University Athletics championship meet over the weekend in the Dennis Fairall Fieldhouse.

The Lancer women placed second overall to claim silver, while Windsor’s men brought home bronze with a third-place finish. The Guelph Gryphons swept the team titles while the Western Mustangs placed second overall on the men’s side and the Toronto Varsity Blues women captured bronze.

Windsor women won nine medals — including six gold — and the men totalled seven medals.

Lancer gold medallists included:

  • runner Kelsey Balkwill in the 300m and 600m races;
  • thrower Sarah Mitton in shot put and weight throw;
  • pole vaulter Rachel Wolfs;
  • pentathlete Oonagh Webster; and
  • the men’s 4x200m relay team of Jaiden Brown, Tyler Hopkins, Matt McKeegan, and Seasan Akerewusi.

Winning silver for the blue and gold were:

  • the women’s 4x200m relay team of Courtney Rivait, Kelly Hodgins, Jermeka Castello, and Emma Floris;
  • the women’s 4x400m squad of Rivait, Kelly Hodgins, Kristy Hodgins, and Stephanie Shaw;
  • high jumper Trevor Way;
  • the men’s 4x400m team of Brown, McKeegan, Jarrod Cullen, and Tanner Sleep; and
  • the 4x800m relay squad of Michael Paterson, Cole Hannam, Shawn Master, and Joe Kagumba.

Windsor bronze medallists included:

  • long jumper Taryn Lamorie;
  • shot putter Brett Boersma;
  • and Brown again, in the men’s 60m and 300m sprints.

The team point totals were 197 for Guelph, 127 for Windsor, and 109.5 for Toronto on the women’s side, and in the men’s competitions: 186 for Guelph, 115 for Western, and 99.5 for Windsor. Find more details at goLancers.ca.

The University of Windsor will host the U Sports national track and field championships March 8 to 10 at the Dennis Fairall Fieldhouse. Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.goLancers.ca/tickets.