2010 CIS track & field championships: Host Lancers looking for repeat performances
OTTAWA (CIS) – The host University of Windsor Lancers will
be defending both team banners this week when the best athletes in
CIS track and field get together at the St. Denis Centre for the
2009 indoor national championships.
Championships website: http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/trackfield
The CIS meet, hosted by Windsor for the second straight year, gets underway Thursday at 2 p.m. and concludes Saturday with the final events, the exciting 4x400m relays, scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
Cogeco will televise the Friday and Saturday sessions locally.
Prior to the start of the championships, eight season awards will be handed out during a reception scheduled for noon on Thursday at the Radisson Hotel (Riverfront Room) including female and male athletes of the year in track events, female and male athletes of the year in field events, female and male rookies of the year, as well as the female and male community service awards.
The Lancers’ double team victory a year ago marked the second straight season - and the fourth time in five years – that a school swept both CIS banners.
The Guelph Gryphons accomplished the feat in 2008 when the event was held at McGill University in Montreal. In total, there have been six title sweeps in history, including four by Windsor (2009, 2006, 1993, 1992 *).
While the Windsor women enter the CIS meet as favourites to repeat after claiming the OUA banner last month, the Lancer men go in ranked No. 2 behind Guelph, despite the fact they also won the conference title.
With 116.83 points, Windsor holds a healthy lead in the latest computer-generated women’s Top 10, ahead of Toronto (79), Saskatchewan (68), Western (65.33) and Guelph (52).
On the men’s side, the Gryphons (90) and Lancers (79.5) are followed in the rankings by Western (77), York (59.5) and Saskatchewan (58.5).
At the conference championships two weeks ago, Windsor, Sherbrooke and Dalhousie swept the team titles in the OUA, QSSF and AUS, respectively, while Saskatchewan (women) and Regina (men) split the hardware in Canada West.
Individually, Western’s Jen Cotten and Ottawa’s Christopher Greenaway were named the top female and male performers at the OUA meet.
Cotten a fifth-year senior from Barrie, Ont., earned OUA gold in the pentathlon and the long jump. Named the outstanding female athlete at last year’s CIS championships, she is the defending national champion in both events and is a three-time CIS gold medallist in the pentathlon.
Greenaway, a freshman from Brossard, Que., set an OUA meet record with a long jump of 7.64 metres.
In Quebec, Sherbrooke teammates Pascale Délisle of Quebec City and Pierre Puyjalon of Marseille, France, were the female and male MVPs at the QSSF championships.
Both set meet records in the pentathlon, with Puyjalon adding a championship mark in the 60m hurdles.
In the Maritimes, Dalhousie teammates Celia Peters and Simon Watts were the cream of the crop at the AUS end-of-the-year rendez-vous.
Peters, a fourth-year veteran from New Glasgow, N.S., shattered a 15-year-old AUS record in the 600m race, while Watts, a sophomore from Prospect, N.S. broke a 25-year conference mark in the high jump.
Finally, in Canada West, Amonn Nelson and Sam Effah, both of the Calgary Dinos, picked up the top performance awards.
Nelson, a fourth-year sprinter from Calgary and the reigning two-time CIS champion on 300m, was golden in the 60 and 300 at the conference meet.
Effah, also a fourth-year speedster from Calgary, was crowned in the same two events on the men’s side. The reigning two-time CIS male athlete of the year in track events and the male MVP at the 2008 national meet, Effah claimed CIS gold on 60m the last two years while capturing silver in the 300m a year ago and gold in 2008.
* Windsor and Manitoba finished tied atop the men’s standings at the 1992 CIS championships.
Thursday, March 11
12:00 CIS Major Awards Reception (Radisson Hotel – Riverfront Room)
14:00 Weight Throw (W) Final
15:15 60m Hurdles (W) Pentathlon
15:45 60m Hurdles (M) Pentathlon
16:00 High Jump (W) Pentathlon
16:30 Long Jump (M) Pentathlon
17:50 Shot Put (M) Pentathlon
18:50 Shot Put (W) Pentathlon
19:30 High Jump (M) Pentathlon
19:30 60m (W) Heats
19:45 60m (M) Heats
19:50 Long Jump (W) Pentathlon
20:00 600m (W) Heats
20:15 600m (M) Heats
20:30 60m (W) Final
20:40 60m (M) Final
20:50 800m (W) Pentathlon
21:00 1000m (M) Pentathlon
Friday, March 12
13:30 60m Hurdles (W) Heats
13:45 60m Hurdles (M) Heats
14:00 4x200m Relay (W) Heats
14:20 4x200m Relay (M) Heats
15:30 Weight Throw (M) Final
18:00 60m Hurdles (M) Final
18:00 Pole Vault (W) Final
18:05 High Jump (M) Final
18:10 Long Jump (W) Final
18:15 60m Hurdles (W) Final
18:30 300m (W) Heats
18:45 300m (M) Heats
19:00 1000m (W) Final
19:15 1000m (M) Final
19:30 3000m (W) Final
19:50 3000m (M) Final
20:00 Shot Put (W) Final
20:05 Long Jump (M) Final
20:30 300m (W) Final
20:35 300m (M) Final
21:00 4x800m Relay (W) Final
21:15 4x800m Relay (M) Final
Saturday, March 13
12:00 Triple Jump (W) Final
12:05 Shot Put (M) Final
13:00 Pole Vault (M) Final
13:30 600m (W) Final
13:45 600m (M) Final
14:00 High Jump (W) Final
14:00 4x200m Relay (W) Final
14:05 Triple Jump (M) Final
14:15 4x200m Relay (M) Final
14:45 1500m (W) Final
15:00 1500m (M) Final
15:30 4x400m Relay (W) Final
15:45 4x400m Relay (M) Final
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