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sprinters crossing finish lineThe Windsor Lancers host the U Sports national track and field championships this weekend in the Dennis Fairall Fieldhouse.

Lancer women MVPs to lead team in national track meet

Three Lancer athletes will bring provincial honours with them to the U Sports national track and field championship meet this weekend in the Dennis Fairall Fieldhouse.

Ontario University Athletics named sprinter Kelsey Balkwill and thrower Sarah Mitton its most valuable female performers in track and field events, respectively. The awards follow double-gold performances by both at the provincial meet — Balkwill in the 300m and 600m events, Mitton in shotput and weight throw.

Distance runner Stefanie Smith won the female Student-Athlete Community Service Award in recognition of her contributions on and off the track. She has combined her passion for physical activity with her drive to support others by volunteering with the Adapted Physical Exercise Research Group, where provides fitness training to participants with autism spectrum disorder and an intellectual disability.

Read the full article, “Three Lancers win OUA Major Awards.”

The U Sports tournament opens Thursday with events through Saturday, March 8 to 10. Find a competition preview at USports.ca.