Dennis Fairall

Corey BellemoreLancer Corey Bellemore takes the baton from teammate Taylor McArthur midway through Windsor’s gold-medal running of the 4x800m relay.

Total team effort wins CIS track and field banner for Lancer men

With 101 total points, the Lancer men’s track and field team won the championship banner at the CIS meet.

Alex UllmanOntario University Athletics awarded Lancer distance runner Alex Ullman the Hec Phillips Trophy as its outstanding male performer in track and field.

Lancer named province’s top track and field athlete

Ontario University Athletics awarded Lancer distance runner Alex Ullman the Hec Phillips Trophy as its outstanding male performer in track and field.

Faculty, staff and board members among Diamond Jubilee honourees

A significant number of University of Windsor staffers, faculty members and both past and present members of the board have been awarded for their contributions to country in conjunction with the sixtieth anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne.

The following people have received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal:

Lancer women aiming for record at national track championships

If the Lancer women win a fifth straight team banner at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport track and field championship tournament opening today in Edmonton, the feat would tie a record—their own.

The Windsor women claimed five consecutive national titles from 1992 to 1996.

Head coach Dennis Fairall admits his team will be hard-pressed to repeat that accomplishment, after a fourth-place finish at the Ontario University Athletics meet.

Pre-game ceremony Wednesday to see basketball coach receive Diamond Jubilee Medal

Two Lancer head coaches will receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal on Wednesday, January 23. Women’s basketball coach Chantal Vallée and cross-country and track coach Dennis Fairall—each of whom won Canadian Interuniversity championships in 2012—will be honoured for the outstanding leadership they provide varsity student-athletes.

The Canadian government created the medal to mark significant achievements in celebration of the jubilee year, marking the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s ascension to the throne.

Putting on the dawg: campus community celebrates coach’s Hall of Fame induction

As she and her teammates warmed up for the 4x400m relay at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport national championship meet in Winnipeg this past March, says Nicole Sassine, “We tried not to think about what was at stake.”

The Lancer women were on the verge of winning their fourth straight national title, but Guelph was just a few points behind as the final event loomed.

Fans rally in support of Lancer Olympian

About 200 people—former track teammates, coaches, professors, university officials, friends and family members—turned out at the St. Denis Centre on Friday to wish alumna Melissa Bishop (BHK 2010, B.Ed 2011) godspeed on the next leg of her journey to the London Olympics.

Bishop will compete in the 800 metre race after becoming just the third Canadian woman to beat the two-minute mark in the event.

Lancer track and field head coach Dennis Fairall said he was proud of Bishop, the first athlete he has personally coached to qualify for the Olympics in his 40-year career.

Lancer track coach to join local sports hall of fame

The Windsor/Essex County Sports Hall of Fame announced Wednesday that Dennis Fairall, head coach of the Lancer cross country and track and field programs, will join its inductees in the class of 2012.

Fairall is one of three founders joining five athletes to be honoured at an awards ceremony October 13 at the Caboto Club.

Besides Fairall, the founders group includes Herman football and Windsor Mic Macs baseball coach Harry Lumley and Massey cross county and swimming coach Lou Pocock.

Five Lancers honoured with provincial awards in track and field

Ontario University Athletics named sprinter Nicole Sassine its outstanding female performer at the provincial track and field championship meet, one of five Lancers announced Tuesday as major award winners.

Sassine ran to four medals at the OUA tournament, including gold in the 300m and 4x200m relay, and silver in the 60m dash and 4x400m relay. The fourth-year human kinetics major earned 22.5 points for the Lancers, leading Windsor’s women to their third straight provincial title.