Photo credit Edwin Tam / Courtesy Windsor sports
WINDSOR, Ont. (CIS) – The Windsor Lancers and Guelph Gryphons claimed the 2010 CIS Track and Field National Championship titles on Saturday afternoon at the St. Denis Centre in Windsor.
Official website (complete results): http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/trackfield
For the second straight year, the Windsor Lancers women’s
track and field team were crowned the National Champions. The
Lancers put on a dominating performance from day one as they
amassed 114 points to claim the overall team title.
On the men’s side, the Guelph Gryphons edged out the Windsor Lancers by a single point in the final event of the competition to claim the men’s team title. The Gryphons 86 points narrowly edged the Lancers 85 points to earn the championship.
On Saturday, Jaideene Lowe of the University of Windsor started the day off capturing a gold medal in the women’s triple jump. Lowe secured herself the win on her last jump of the day soaring to 12.73 metres. Rounding out the top three were Western’s Alicia Smith and Mila Simulik who jumped 12.35 and 12.17 respectively.
As expected the battle for the top of the men’s podium was between the Windsor Lancers and Guelph Gryphons.
In the final race of the competition, the Calgary Dinos set the pace of 3:18.53 in the first heat of the men’s 4x400m relay, setting up a thrilling finish to determine the top of the men`s standings.
The number one ranked Windsor Lancers team needed to finish first or second to claim the overall title. After a extremely tight race, the Lancers finished with a time of 3:19.00, good enough to win the bronze, however falling short of the pace leaving them one point behind Guelph in the overall men`s standings.
Western captured the gold posting a time of 3:18.17, followed up by the Calgary Dino`s lead by stand out Sam Effah with their time of 3:18.53.
In the first track event of the day, Lancer star Melissa Bishop continued to spectacular showing as she won her third gold medal of the weekend. In the 600 metre race, Bishop paced herself perfectly to win the gold with a time of 1:30.48. Celia Peters of Dalhousie captured the silver posting a time of 1:31.55 and better her 7th place finish from 2009. Grabbing the bronze medal was Toronto’s Sarah Wells with her time of 1:32.20.
The Windsor Lancers women’s 4x200m relay team did not disappoint as they cruised to their second gold medal in as many years. The Lancer team of Noelle Montcalm, Nicole Sassine, Natoya Whittingham, and Danielle Harrison posted a time of 1:38.60 to set a new facility record. University of Calgary captured the silver with their time of 1:39.05, while Western won bronze posting a time of 1:41.33.
On the men’s side, the Windsor Lancers pulled off a dramatic finish as anchor Shayne Rice timed his lean perfectly to edge out Regina and sneak into the bronze medal position with a time of 1:29.09. York University repeated as gold medalists breaking the tape with a time of 1:27.34, while Western’s time of 1:27.86 was good enough for silver.
In the men’s 600 metre, a tight race between Western’s Scott Lietch and Calgary’s Mike Saizew saw Lietch bettered his 4th place performance from last year to win the gold with a time of 1:19.55. Saizew finished just behind the pace with his time of 1:19.66. Rounding out the top three was Jaden Ostapowich of Alberta with his time of 1:20.18.
In the men’s first event of the day Saskatchewan’s Andrew Smith captured the gold in men’s shot put with an impressive throw of 17.94 metres. Windsor’s Mike Miller did his part to help the Lancers get to the top of the team standings by grabbing the silver medal with his throw of 16.75 metres. Guelph’s Tim Hendry captured the bronze, as he just edged Windsor’s Cole Bloxam with his throw of 16.27 metres.
The women’s 1500 metre race was very similar to the 3000 metre yesterday as all three medalists returned to the podium on day three. Megan Brown from Toronto broke the tape with a time of 4:23.27 to add a gold medal to her collection of silvers won yesterday. Guelph’s Heather Cliff captured the silver with a time of 4:25.32, while Julia Tschanz of Victoria rounded out the top three with her time 4:29.20.
In a critical men’s 1500 metre race Guelph’s Kyle Boorsma, won his second gold medal of the meet with his time of 3:49.53. Right behind him was Matt Hulse of Queen’s finished with a time of 3:50.94 to claim the silver, followed by Guelph’s Robert Jackson in third.
The men’s triple jump saw 2009 silver medalist Jason Goetz of Waterloo capture the gold medal with his jump of 15.13 metres. Western’s Andrew Judge took home the silver with a 15.01 jump while Justin Darlington of McGill claimed the bronze with 14.87 metres.
In the women’s 4x400 metre relay the University of Calgary set a new facility record posting their time of 3:46.30 to win the gold medal. University of Toronto finished right on their heels finishing with an impressive time of 3:46.30 good enough for the silver in a tight race. Western closed out the top three to capture the bronze with a time of 3:48.48.
The men’s pole vault saw Toronto’s Jason Wurster improve on his silver medal from last year as he vaulted his way to the gold on a 5.40 metre jump. Saskatchewan cleaned up the rest of the podium as Taylor and Dillon Petrucha finished second and third vaulting 5.20 and 4.95 metres respectively.
The Women’s high jump saw a repeat of last year’s top two results as Sarah Boyle of Toronto and Lindsey Bergevin repeated as gold and silver medalists. Boyle captured the gold with her 1.80 metres, slightly improving on her 2009 result. Bergevin won her second silver in as many years with her jump of 1.72 metres. Grabbing the bronze was Boyle’s teammate Laura Maessen who jumped 1.69 metres to edge Guelph`s Shaneista Haye. .
Female athlete of the meet:
Jen Cotten, Western
Male athlete of the meet:
Sam Effah, Calgary
Coach of the year (women):
Dennis Fairall, Windsor
Coach of the year (men):
Dave Scott-Thomas, Guelph
FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
1. Windsor, 114points
2. Toronto, 73
3. Western, 63
4. Guelph, 59
5. Saskatchewan, 56
6. Calgary, 42.5
8. Sherbrooke, 30
9. Alberta, 25
10. Dalhousie, 22
11. McGill, 20
12. Montreal, 19
13. Manitoba, 18.5
16. Laval 13
17. Queens 11
18. St. Mary’s 8
2. Windsor, 85
3. Western, 76
4. Saskatchewan, 58
5. York 48
6. Calgary, 42
7. Regina, 41
8. Ottawa, 38
9. Toronto 30
10. Queens, 28
11 Manitoba, 23
12. Sherbrooke, 21
13. McGill, 20
14. Victoria, 16
15. Dalhousie, 14
16. Laval, 13
17. Waterloo, 10
18. Lethbridge, 6
18. Alberta, 6
20. St. Mary’s, 2
INDIVIDUAL MEDALLISTS: DAY 3
Triple Jump (W):
1. Jaideene Lowe, Windsor, 12.73m
2. Alicia Smith, Western, 12.35m
3. Mila Simulik, Western, 12.17m
Triple Jump (M):
1. Jason Goetz, Waterloo, 15.13m
2. Andrew Judge, Western, 15.01m
3. Justin Darlington, McGill University, 14.87m
Shot Put (M):
1. Andrew Smith, Saskatchewan, 17.94m
2. Mike Miller, Windsor, 16.75m
3. Tim Hendry, Guelph, 16.27m
Pole Vault (M):
1. Jason Wurster, Toronto, 5.40m
2. Taylor Petrucha, Saskatchewan, 5.20m
3. Dillon Petrucha, Saskatchewan, 4.95m
1.Melissa Bishop, Windsor, 1:30.48
2. Celia Peters, Dalhousie, 1:31.55
3. Sarah Wells, Toronto, 1:32.20
1. Scott Lietch, Western, 1:19.55
2. Micheal Saizew, Calgary, 1:19.66
3. Jaden Ostapowich, Alberta, 1:20.18
1. Windsor, 1:38.60
2. Calgary, 1:39.05
1. York, 1:27.34
2. Western, 1:27.86
3. Windsor, 1:29.09
High Jump (W):
1. Sarah Boyle, Toronto, 1.80m
2. Lindsey Bergevin, Alberta, 1.72m
3. Laura Maessen, Toronto, 1.69m
1. Megan Brown, Toronto, 4:23.27
2. Heather Cliff, Guelph, 4:25.32
3. Julia Tschanz, Victoria, 4:29.20
1. Kyle Boorsma, Guelph, 3:49.53
2. Matt Hulse, Queen's University, 3:50.94
3. Robert Jackson, Guelph, 3:51.23
1. Calgary, 3:46.30
2. Toronto, 3:46.59
1. Western, 3:18.17
2. Calgary, 3:18.53
3. Windsor, 3:18.00