Ross BennPole vaulter Ross Benn, ranked seventh nationwide in the event, will look to reach new heights in his first U Sports championship this weekend.

Athletes hit starting line for track meet

The national university track and field championship meet opened Thursday at the University of Manitoba, with 24 Lancers among the student-athletes in competition.

While the Blue and Gold is fielding a young team, head coach Colin Inglis hopes the weekend helps athletes gain valuable experience.

“For many of our athletes, this is their first time competing and leading at a U Sports championship,” he says. “With many athletes striving to win medals and score points, it will be an exciting championship.”

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