Kelsey BalkwillU Sports named Kelsey Balkwill its female athlete of the week after her four medal performance at the national track championships.

Lancer wins nod as country’s best of the week

U Sports, Canada’s national governing body in university sport, recognized Lancer Kelsey Balkwill as its female athlete of the week for the period ending March 11.

A master’s candidate in kinesiology, Balkwill had an outstanding performance at the national track and field championship tournament both individually and in her two relay races, collecting hardware across the board for her efforts.

She earned female performer of the meet honours to cap a haul of four medals — gold in the 300m, 600m, and 4x400m, and silver as a member of the 4x200m relay team. Balkwill contributed 38 points to Windsor’s total of 79 to lead the Lancers to a bronze medal finish, their first team medal since 2012.