Lancer women aiming for record at national track championships

If the Lancer women win a fifth straight team banner at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport track and field championship tournament opening today in Edmonton, the feat would tie a record—their own.

The Windsor women claimed five consecutive national titles from 1992 to 1996.

Head coach Dennis Fairall admits his team will be hard-pressed to repeat that accomplishment, after a fourth-place finish at the Ontario University Athletics meet.

“We are looking for a podium finish and that would be considered a success,” Fairall says. “That said, anything can happen at the nationals as our women captured the title last year and that wasn’t expected.”

On the men’s side, reigning CIS and OUA track MVP Matt Walters will look to defend his gold medals in the 1500- and 3000-metre runs. The Windsor men’s team finished third in the final standings last year.

Find more information, including a complete schedule of the three-day meet, on the CIS website.