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Melissa Bishop

Melissa Bishop at Pan Am GamesMelissa Bishop earns gold in the 800m race at the Pan Am Games in Toronto.

Lancer alumna looking to Olympics

UWindsor alumna Melissa Bishop has her eye on the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Former Lancers Melissa Bishop (r.) will compete in the women's 800m while Nicole Sassine (l.) will run as part of the Canadian 4x400m relay team.Former Lancers Melissa Bishop (r.) will compete in the women's 800m while Nicole Sassine (l.) will run as part of the Canadian 4x400m relay team.

Former Lancers named to Canadian IAAF World Team

Former Windsor Lancer track & field athletes Melissa Bishop and Nicole Sassine have been named to the Canadian national team for the 2015 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Beijing, August 22 to 30.
 
Bishop, of Eagenville, will compete in the women's 800m while Sassine, of Windsor, will run as part of the Canadian 4x400m relay team.
 
"The World Championships are the last major measuring stick as we prepare for the 2016 Olympic Games," says Peter Eriksson, Head Coach and Chief Technical Officer.

track and field teamsThe Lancers finished atop the men’s and women’s team standings in 2009, the fourth time for the program but the first time in league history for a host school.

Track stars win provincial honours

Ontario University Athletics has recognized Lancers Corey Bellemore and Angelo Bortolin among its major award winners in track and field.

Bellemore received the Hec Phillips Trophy as Overall Most Valuable Performer in men's track and field after winning two gold medals at the OUA championship meet with record-setting performances in the 600- and 800-metre races. He also took an individual bronze in the 1000m and ran on the silver-medal 4x400m relay team.

Lancer grads to grace Canadian athletics roster

Two UWindsor alumnae are among the 56 athletes who will represent Canada on the track at the 2013 Summer Universiade, July 7 to12 in Kazan, Russia.

Melissa Bishop (BHK 2010, B.Ed 2011) and Noelle Montcalm (BScN 2012) will suit up in the red and white; Bishop will run the 800-metre event, while Montcalm will compete in the 400-metre hurdles.

Local sports awards honour Lancer student-athletes

Olympian Melissa Bishop was named female athlete of the year and UWindsor women’s basketball was named team of the year, leading a contingent of Lancer athletes to win recognition at the Windsor Essex County Sports Persons of the Year awards ceremony Tuesday.

Bishop (BHK 2010, B.Ed 2011) also won the female track and field athlete of the year award after becoming just the third Canadian woman ever to run the 800 metres in under two minutes and competing for Canada at the 2012 London Olympics.

Lancer set to begin Olympic competition

Lancer Olympian Melissa Bishop will compete in the first round of the women’s 800m race, Wednesday August 8, in London’s Olympic Stadium. The top finishers will compete in semi-final heats August 9 to determine eight finalists to run in the medal round on August 11.

Wednesday’s quarter-final qualifiers begin at 6:35 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time; they will be broadcast on TSN, channel 24 on Cogeco Cable in Windsor.

Registrar’s staff shows its true colours

Staff in the office of the registrar displayed their Olympic spirit before Friday’s opening ceremonies, dressing in patriotic red and white.

“We just wanted to show our support for all our Canadian athletes, especially (Lancer alumna) Melissa Bishop,” said acting registrar Charlene Yates.

The effort was well-received by clients, she said: “We’ve been getting nice comments all day—and even a few high-fives!”