Mandy Brunet landing in sand pitMandy Brunet won a gold medal in women’s triple jump at the U Sports championship track and field meet in Saskatoon.

Lancers gearing up for national championships

Lancer athletes claimed four medals at the U Sports track and field championship meet in Saskatoon, March 9 through 11.

Mandy Brunet won a gold medal in women’s triple jump; Nicholas Neri earned gold in the men’s 1000 m para run; and bronze medals were won by Anthony Atkinson in weight throw and Caleb Keening in high jump.

In the overall team standings, the Lancer men finished in sixth place and Windsor’s women 10th. Find the full results at

Looking ahead, the Lancer men’s volleyball and hockey teams will compete for national titles in their respective sports this weekend after second-place finishes in their Ontario University Athletics playoffs.

On the ice, Windsor hosted the defending champion UQTR Patriotes for the Queen’s Cup on Saturday, but came up short in a 3-2 thriller decided in triple overtime. Goaltender Nathan Torchia turned away 56 of 59 shots through 100:38 minutes of play; Matt McNamara and Nolan Gardiner each scored a goal and an assist for the blue and gold. The team is seeded fourth in the University Cup tournament this weekend in Charlottetown, and will open by meeting the Alberta Golden Bears at 11 a.m. Friday, March 17.

On the court, Lancer men’s volleyball advanced to the Forsyth Cup final for the first time in program history, but had to settle for silver, losing to the three-time champion McMaster Marauders 14-25, 16-25, and 21-25. The squad will head back to Hamilton as the No. 5 seed in the national title tournament, starting with a match against the Sherbrooke Vert & Or at 3 p.m. Friday, March 17.

All games from both the hockey and volleyball competitions will be webcast live on CBC Sports digital platforms, up to and including Sunday's gold medal game. The full webcast schedule will be available throughout the tournament at