Day 2 Canada West championship: Regina men, Calgary women crowned champs
WINNIPEG - After a hectic and long day two at the 2011
Canada West Track & Field championship at the University of
Manitoba’s Max Bell Fieldhouse on Saturday, February 26,
there was a successful defence of a team title and familiar team
winning back a title it has held for much of the last decade.
FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
Women - Team Rankings - 17 Events Scored
1) University of Calgary 113.50
2) University of Alberta 102.50
3) U of Saskatchewan 65
4) University of Regina Cougars 58
5) University of Victoria 36
6) University of Manitoba 24
7) University of Lethbridge 7
Men - Team Rankings - 17 Events Scored
1) University of Regina Cougars 106
2) University of Calgary 79
3) University of Alberta 76
4) University of Manitoba 55
5) U of Saskatchewan 49
6) University of Victoria 37
7) University of Lethbridge 5
8) Trinity Western University 2
Canada West Athletics is proud to announce major award winners from the 2011 Conference Track & Field Championships, held Feb. 25-26 at the University of Manitoba (Max Bell Fieldhouse) in Winnipeg.
Calgary swept the top outstanding track performer awards, as it was repeat of last season’s conference major track awards. Fifth year Dinos being named Female Outstanding Track Performer was Amonn Nelson and the 2010-11 Canada West Male Outstanding Track Performer was Sam Effah. Nelson won four gold medals at this year’s conference championship with first in 60m and 300m along with 4x200m relay and 4x400m relay plus new conference records in both the 60m and 300m. For Effah, he powered to two gold medals in the 60m and 300m and set a new conference record in the 60m
Both commented about their weekend. “I exceeded my expectations for the whole weekend and really pleased and blessed with my results over the two days,” commented Nelson. Effah said, “Overall, I wanted to break a conference record and continue moving forwards to the Nationals with a strong weekend. I am genuinely happy with my 60m results.”
On the field, third year Taryn Suttie of Saskatchewan was named 2010-11 Canada West Female Outstanding Field Performer (she also won this award last season) while Regina’s third year Jeremy Eckert was selected 2010-11 Canada West Male Outstanding Field Performer. Suttie won gold in shot put and silver in weight toss and ranked #1 and #2 in CIS in those disciplines. Eckert was a two-time champion in the pentathlon and high jump and bronze medallist in long jump.
Fourth year Heather Steacy of Lethbridge was named as Female Outstanding Female Performance of the Meet for her Canada West championship record in the women’s weight throw with a toss of 19.89m (bettering the old conference record of Kate Forbes – Lethbridge with 19.02 in 2005). Effah walked away with another honour as he was presented for the Male Outstanding Male Performance of the Meet. This was for his Canada West record in the 60m dash in a time of 6.59.
Calgary’s Rachel Machin won the 2010-11 Canada West Female Rookie of the Year after winning gold medal in high jump (#2 ranked in CIS) and silver in 60m hurdles and long jump. The 2010-11 Canada West Male Rookie of the Year went to Stephen McPhee of Alberta for his gold medal in long jump (#1 ranked in CIS), silver in 4x200 relay and added bronze in 60m and pentathlon.
Other conference track and field individual award winner were: Female Student-Athlete and Community Award was Robyn Webster, Calgary and the Male Student-Athlete and Community Award for the second consecutive season was Darren Mazzei, Victoria.
Calgary’s Doug Lamont was selected and received the Lyle Sanderson Award for the 2010-11 Canada West Female Coach of the Year after the Dinos captured their fifth women’s conference crown in seven seasons while the Les Gramantik Award for the 2010-11 Canada West Male Coach of the Year went for the second consecutive season to Bruce McCannel of Regina for leading the Cougars to back-to-back men’s conference championship titles.
Finally, the Calgary Dinos were presented with the 2010-11 Canada West championship banner and the Elanor Haslam Trophy for the 2010-11 Canada West Track and Field Female Champions. The 2010-11 Canada West championship banner plus the R.E. DuWors Trophy for the 2010-11 Canada West Track and Field Male Champions went to the Regina Cougars.
NOTE: Individual champions are First Team Canada West All-Stars, while runners-up form the Second Team.
Women (Eleanor Haslam Trophy): University of Calgary
Men (R.E. DuWors Trophy): University of Regina
Female Outstanding Track Performance: Aamon Nelson, Calgary
Male Outstanding Track Performance: Sam Effah, Calgary
Female Outstanding Field Performance: Taryn Suttie,
Male Outstanding Field Performance: Jeremy Eckert, Regina
Female Outstanding Female Performance of the Meet: Heather
Male Outstanding Female Performance of the Meet: Sam Effah, Calgary
Female Student-Athlete and Community Award: Robyn Webster,
Male Student-Athlete and Community Award: Darren Mazzei, Victoria
Female Rookie: Rachel Machin, Calgary
Male Rookie: Stephen McPhee, Alberta
Women’s Team Coach of the Year: Doug Lamont, Calgary
Men’s Team Coach of the Year: Bruce McCannell, Regina
On the men’s side, the defending champion Regina Cougars won back-to-back team championship titles by posting 106 points and 27 points ahead of second place Calgary (79). In third was Alberta (76), the host Manitoba (55) was fourth while Saskatchewan (49) was fifth; Victoria (37) has sixth; Lethbridge (5) at seventh and Trinity Western (2) finished eighth.
For the women’s team, the Calgary Dinos won their fifth championship title in the last seven years as they won a tight race with provincial rival Alberta. Calgary was first with 113.5 while Alberta was second with 102.5. The defending champion Saskatchewan was third with 65 and followed by Regina (58) in fourth; Victoria (36) in fifth; Manitoba in sixth (24); Lethbridge in seventh (7) and Trinity Western did not score.
The Dinos were assisted by another record day by fifth year Amonn Nelson who shattered another Canada West record in the women’s 60m as she finished first in a time of 7.51 (beat the conference record of 7.52 set by Esmie Lawrence – Calgary in 1985 and tied by Laura Wilson – Trinity Western in 2001). Nelson also added two her two individual gold medals with two more gold medals as she led the Dinos to wins in the women’s 4x200m and 4x400m relay. Along with Nelson record medal haul, Dinos’ Madeline MacDonald was first in the women’s 1500m in a time of 4:34.95 while Dinos’ Rachel Machin was first in women’s high jump with a leap of 1.77m.
Other Canada West gold medal championship women’s performances included Lethbridge’s Heather Steacy who set a new Canada West record in the women’s weight throw with a toss of 19.89m (bettering the old conference record of Kate Forbes – Lethbridge with 19.02 in 2005). national team member with Alberta Carline Muir in the 600m (1:31.95); Alberta’s Courtney Wilkes in triple jump (11.89m)
On the men’s side, he was disappointed yesterday without a Canada West record but knocked off his old record in the men’s 60m dash. Calgary’s fifth year Sam Effah ran a thrilling 6.59m time and beat his mark set in 2009 with a 6.64. More conference championship record went down on the men’s side. Saskatchewan’s Taylor Petrucha made it a 1-2-3 sweep on the podium in men’s pole vault when he won his fifth conference title (’06-08, ’10-11) in the discipline. Petrucha also increased his own conference record by .01 with a jump of 5.22m. Plus, Andrew Smith of Saskatchewan destroyed the men’s shot put record with a throw of 18.71m (old conference record was Chris Meisner – Lethbridge in 2004)
Alberta’s Jaden Ostapowich earned his second gold medal of this championship with a first in the men’s 600m in a time of 1:19.13. More Canada West gold medal championship men’s performances highlighted Victoria’s Karl Robertson in first in the men’s 1500m in a time of 3:55.25; Regina’s Jeremy Eckert just missed a conference record mark on his last attempt and won with a 2.11m leap; Regina’s David Walford in men’s triple jump (13.94m) while Regina won the men’s 4x200m relay and Victoria was first in the men’s 4x400m relay.
DAY 2 MEDALISTS
1 Khan, Janelle University of Alberta 7.68 Q 3
2 Nelson, Amonn University of Calgary 7.69 Q 1
3 Wong, Lisa University of Manitoba 7.79 Q 2
Event 1 Women 60 m
1 Nelson, Amonn University of Calgary 7.51; 2 Khan, Janelle University of Alberta 7.62; 3 Ruller, Amanda University of Regina 7.64
Event 2 Men 60 m
1 Effah, Sam University of Calgary 6.66 Q 3
2 Foote, Mason University of Regina 6.87 Q 2
3 Grochowski, Justin University of Manitoba 7.05 Q 1
Event 2 Men 60 m
1 Effah, Sam University of Calgary 6.59; 2 Foote, Mason University of Regina 6.77; 3 McPhee, Stephen University of Alberta 7.00
Event 5 Women 600 m
1 Muir, Carline University of Alberta 1:31.95; 2 Soderberg, Nicole University of Alberta 1:33.29; 3 Kendall, Danielle University of Calgary 1:33.
Event 6 Men 600 m
1 Ostapowich, Jaden University of Alberta 1:19.13; 2 Durand, Zach University of Manitoba 1:19.98; 3 Pratt, John University of Victoria 1:20.00 3
Event 9 Women 1500 m
1 MacDonald, Madeline University of Calgary 4:34.95; 2 Richards, Marcia U of Saskatchewan 4:35.32; 3 Mitic, Laura University of Victoria 4:38.49
Event 10 Men 1500 m
1 Robertson, Karl University of Victoria 3:55.25; 2 Childs, Cliff University of Victoria 3:55.39; 3 Vincent, Sam University of Manitoba 3:57.20
Event 15 Women High Jump
1 Machin, Rachel University of Calgary 1.77m; 2 Bergevin, Lindsey University of Alberta 1.74m; 3 Haselhan, Shalane University of Regina 1.65m
Event 16 Men High Jump
1 Eckert, Jeremy University of Regina 2.11m; 2 MacDonald, Connor University of Regina 2.01m; 3 Crooks, Lincoln U of Saskatchewan 1.92m
Event 18 Men Pole Vault
1 Petrucha, Taylor U of Saskatchewan 5.22m; 2 Britnell, Lane U of Saskatchewan 4.52m; 3 Selzer, Paul U of Saskatchewan 4.32m
Event 21 Women Triple Jump
1 Wilkes, Courtney University of Alberta 11.89m; 2 Breker, Nicole University of Regina 11.36m; 3 Jestadt, Gina University of Regina 11.18m
Event 22 Men Triple Jump
1 Walford, David University of Regina 13.94m; 2 Booth, Riley University of Calgary 13.52m; 3 MacDonald, Connor University of Regina 13.33m
Event 24 Men Shot Put 7.26 kg
1 Smith, Andrew U of Saskatchewan 18.71m; 2 Pickering, Chris University of Regina 16.48m; 3 Machiskinic, Nolan U of Saskatchewan 15.40m
Event 25 Women Weight Throw 20 lb
1 Steacy, Heather University of Lethbridge 19.89m; 2 Suttie, Taryn U of Saskatchewan 18.07m; 3 Mackie, Kristen U of Saskatchewan 15.39m
Event 27 Women 4x200 m Relay
1 University of Calgary 1:38.78; 2 University of Alberta 1:43.31; 3 University of Regina 1:43.56
Event 28 Men 4x200 m Relay
1 University of Regina 1:27.98; 2 University of Alberta 1:29.79; 3 University of Manitoba 1:30.34
Event 29 Women 4x400 m Relay
1 University of Calgary 3:51.49; 2 U of Saskatchewan 3:56.94; 3 University of Manitoba 3:57.51
Event 30 Men 4x400 m Relay
1 University of Victoria 3:18.83; 2 University of Alberta 3:19.14; 3 University of Manitoba 3:19.65
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