Melissa BishopMelissa Bishop set a Canadian championship record in the 800m event to earn her second Olympic berth.

Lancers running to represent Canada in Rio

Standout performances at the Canadian track and field Olympic Trials over the weekend in Edmonton have earned two Lancer alumnae places on the country’s roster for Rio.

Athletics Canada nominated UWindsor grads Melissa Bishop (BHK 2010, B.Ed 2011) and Noelle Montcalm (BScN 2012) among the 65 athletes to represent Team Canada in athletics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games from August 5 to 21.

Bishop set a Canadian championship record of 1:59.32 to win the 800m race; Montcalm claimed gold in the 400m hurdles with a time of 55.83. Read the full story, “Bishop, Montcalm qualify for Rio Olympics” at

Team Canada’s chef de mission, Curt Harnett, wished the athletes the best in their preparations for Olympic competition.

“The recent results of these nominees is very good reason for Canada to be excited about track and field,” he said. “This group continues to grow and I’m excited to see what they will bring to Rio.”

Noelle MontcalmNoelle Montcalm took the top spot in the 400m hurdles at the Canadian Olympic Trials, earning the right to represent her country in the event at the Rio Games in August.