Nicholas Neri in 300m ambulatory raceNicholas Neri won Windsor’s only gold medal at the Ontario University Athletics track and field championship tournament, in the men’s 300m ambulatory race.

Lancers bring home hardware from provincial track and field meet

Lancer athletes brought home an even dozen medals from the Ontario University Athletics track and field championship meet last weekend in Toronto, led by a three-medal performance from middle distance runner Sydney Pattison.

Pattison claimed silver in the women’s 3000m race and bronze in the 1500m and anchored the 4x800m relay team to a third-place showing. Nicholas Neri won Windsor’s lone gold medal in the men’s 300m ambulatory race in a time of 43.87.

Lancer silver medallists included:

  • Anthony Atkinson in the men’s weight throw;
  • Taryn Lamorie in women’s long jump;
  • Nojah Parker in men’s pole vault;
  • Ben Tilson in the men’s 300m; and
  • the men’s 4x400m relay team of Tilson, Noah Waldmann, Cole Hannam, and Leewinchell Jean.

Winning bronze medals were:

  • Caleb Keeling in men’s high jump;
  • rookie Jaidyn Nyhoff in women’s triple jump;
  • Zion Webb in men’s shot put; and
  • the women’s 4x800m relay team of Camryn Williams, Lauren Perkins, Nicole LaRue, and Pattison.

Windsor’s men and women finished fourth in the overall team standings. Guelph claimed both team banners for the fifth straight year. Find more details at

Next up for the blue and gold are the U Sports championships, March 31 to April 2 in Saint John, New Brunswick.

The Lancer men’s curling team left the provincial bonspiel looking forward to better results next season. Despite going winless in the round-robin competition, head coach Mike McKay sees reason for optimism.

"Our matches were highly competitive, with three of the four round-robin games decided on the final shot," he said. “With the majority of the roster returning for another season, I am optimistic that we will be able to convert those close matches into wins next year.”

Read the full article, “Lancers face tough competition at Curling Championships.”