CIS track & field conference roundup
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2012 OUA Track & Field Championship
TORONTO - The University of Windsor Lancers
men’s and women’s track and field teams repeated as
champions on Saturday (Feb. 25), each finishing atop the team
standings at the 2012 OUA Track and Field Championships at the
Toronto Track and Field Centre.
The Lancers men’s team finished with 153 points, 19.5 points ahead of the second-place Western Mustangs, for their 14th straight OUA title, while the women won by 13 points, also over Western, for their third consecutive banner.
The host York Lions finished third in the men’s event and sixth in the women’s standings.
For a complete list of results, visit the official meet website here.
Two more meet records fell on the second day of competition. In the men’s shot put event, Guelph’s Tim Hendry won the gold medal with a throw of 17.68 metres, well past the previous record of 16.93 metres set two years ago. Finishing just behind Hendry was the Lions’ Umar Khan with a throw of 17.34 metres, a new personal best, while Hendry’s teammate Brent Roubos won bronze with a toss of 16.74 metres.
The second new record came in the women’s 4 x 400m relay, as the University of Toronto Varsity Blues shaved more than five seconds off the old mark set last year by Windsor to claim the gold medal. The Lancers won the silver medal after crossing the finish line more than six seconds back, and the Ottawa Gee-Gees grabbed bronze.
Toronto’s Rachel Jewett, who ran the second leg of the record-setting relay and also won the pentathlon on Friday (Feb. 24), won her third medal of the meet in the women’s high jump, finishing in a tie for third place with Guelph’s Julia Wallace. Jewett’s teammate, Shaneista Haye, won the gold with a jump of 1.71 metres, and Kelly Morrison from the Lancers grabbed silver.
Another athlete who returned home with several medals was Windsor’s Nicole Sassine, who won four at the meet. In addition to the silver earned in the 4 x 400m relay and a gold on Day 1 in the 300m, she won a silver in the 60m and gold in the 4 x 200m relay. The other two medallists in the 60m were winner Sarah Pierce and third-place finisher Jeannette Goode, both from the Gryphons, while Western and Guelph rounded out the medals in the relay.
The Lions won three gold medals on the day. Kristin Obrochta and Elizabeth Petrov went one-two in the women’s weight throw to start the second day of competition, finishing ahead of the Lancers’ Ami Schimanski; rookie David McKay won the men’s pole vault event with a personal-best jump of 5.00 metres and Vinh Le finished first in the men’s triple jump.
The Lions also put two men on the podium in the 60m race as Dontae Richards-Kwok and Tyrone Halstead won silver and bronze, respectively, with CIS qualifying times. Richards-Kwok finished the meet with three medals, also running the opening leg of the bronze-medal winning 4 x 400m relay team.
The winner of the 60m race was Windsor’s Aaron Dawson in a blistering time of 6.70 seconds.
The top athletes will meet again in two weeks for the CIS championships, which are being hosted by the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, March 8-12.
DAY 2 RESULTS
Final Team Standings
Women’s Weight Throw
1. Kristin Obrochta, York (17.84m)
2. Elizabeth Petrov, York (17.29m)
3. Ami Schimanski, Windsor (17.03m)
Women’s High Jump
1. Shaneista Haye, Toronto (1.71m)
2. Kelly Morrison, Windsor (1.69m)
3. Julia Wallace, Guelph (1.69m)
3. Rachel Jewett, Toronto (1.69m)
1. Jennifer Perrault, Ottawa (1:31.21)
2. Sarah Wells, Toronto (1:32.16)
3. Julia Tousaw, Ottawa (1:32.32)
1. Michael Trnkus, Toronto (1:19.56)
2. Scott Leitch, Western (1:19.61)
3. Tommy Lecours, Guelph (1:20.27)
Men’s Triple Jump
1. Vinh Le, York (14.37m)
2. Carl Shen, Western (14.00m)
3. Jose Belfast-Kum, Western (13.92m)
Men’s Pole Vault
1. David McKay, York (5.00m)
2. Townsend Benard, Toronto (4.81m)
3. Jake Pfaff, Windsor (4.71m)
1. Sarah Pierce, Guelph (7.56)
2. Nicole Sassine, Windsor (7.59)
3. Jeannette Goode, Guelph (7.67)
1. Aaron Bowman, Windsor (6.70)
2. Dontae Richards-Kwok, York (6.75)
3. Tyrone Halstead, York (6.79)
Men’s Shot Put
1. Tim Hendry, Guelph (17.68m)
2. Umar Khan, York (17.34m)
3. Brent Roubos, Guelph (16.74m)
Women’s 4x200m Relay
1. Windsor (1:40.32)
2. Western (1:40.50)
3. Guelph (1:42.94)
Men’s 4x200m Relay
1. Ottawa (1:26.83)
2. Western (1:27.05)
3. Windsor (1:28.92)
Women’s Triple Jump
1. Caroline Ehrhardt, Western (12.63m)
2. Alicia Smith, Western (12.40m)
3. Julia Wallace, Guelph (12.30m)
Men’s High Jump
1. Chris Cauley, Western (1.96m)
2. Andrew Dandie, Windsor (1.96m)
3. Andrew Good, Waterloo (1.96m)
1. Katie Anderson, McMaster (4:26.66)
2. Tamara Jewett, Toronto (4:29.50)
3. Nadine Frost, Guelph (4:32. 47)
1. Ross Proudfoot, Guelph (3:49.44)
2. Matt Walters, Windsor (3:49.72)
3. Alastair Brown, Lakehead (3:50.58)
1. Toronto (3:44.11)
2. Windsor (3:50.22)
3. Ottawa (3:52.82)
1. Western (3:17.97)
2. Windsor (3:19.10)
3. York (3:20.27)
SASKATOON - The University of Saskatchewan Huskies were crowned
women’s champions, while the University of Calgary Dinos won
the men’s title at the 2012 Canada West Track & Field
Championship in Saskatoon Saturday.
Saskatchewan wins the Eleanor Haslam Trohpy, with Calgary claiming the R.E. DuWors Trophy.
Saskatchewan, ranked No. 5 in the nation and host of the conference championship, captured their third title in four seasons. The Huskies scored an impressive 111 points to hold first place. The Dinos finished second on the women’s side with 80 points, followed by the Alberta Pandas (79), Victoria Vikes (40), Manitoba Bisons (38), Regina Cougars (32.5), Trinity Western Spartans (22.5) and Lethbridge Pronghorns (1).
Calgary narrowly escaped with their first Canada West championship since 1999 beating the Cougars by one point with 75 points. The Victoria (67) finished third, followed by the Saskatchewan (66.5), Manitoba (56), Alberta (43), Trinity Western (22.5) and Lethbridge (5).
Final Team Standings
1) University of Saskatchewan 111
2) University of Calgary 80
3) University of Alberta 79
4) University of Victoria 40
5) University of Manitoba 38
6) University of Regina 32.5
7) Trinity Western University 22.5
8) University of Lethbridge 1
1) University of Calgary 75
2) University of Regina 74
3) University of Victoria 67
4) University of Saskatchewan 66.5
5) University of Manitoba 56
6) University of Alberta 43
7) Trinity Western University 22.5
8) University of Lethbridge 5
To win the two titles, both Saskatchewan and Calgary had strong performances in the 4X400-metre relays and the 4X200-metre relays. Saskatchewan’s women’s teams finished first in both relays, while Calgary earned gold in the 4X200-metre and bronze in the 4X400-metre relay. The Huskies also added one more gold and five silver medals to tally their points. Calgary earned two extra bronze medals on Day 2.
The Huskies’ Sharai Siemens was a highlight of the meet on the women’s side capturing three gold medals and one silver. The sprinter took home gold in the 300-metres on Day 1, the 4X200-m relay and the 4X400-m relay. She added her silver in the 600-metres.
Alberta had strong performances in the 60-metre dash finishing first and second in the women’s event and second in the men’s. Leah Walkeden (7.58) won gold and Janelle Khan (7.71) finished second for the Pandas. Benjamin Williams (6.90) won the silver for the Golden Bears. Tevaughn Campbell (6.85) won gold for the Regina Cougars in the event.
On the men’s side Victoria finished one-two on the podium for the 1500-metre and 600-metres races. Cliff Childs (3:58.21) and Kyle Irvine (4:00.80) won gold and silver in the 1500, while Adam Gaudes (1:19.83) won gold and John Pratt (1:20.72) won silver in the 600. On the women’s side Trinity Western’s Fiona Benson won gold clocking in at 4:34.09 and Saskatchewan’s Jodi Souter finished second in a time of 4:35.13.
In jumps, Saskatchewan’s Cossy Nachilobe flew 14.44-metres for gold in men’s triple jump and Courtney Wilkes jumped 11.83-metres for gold on the women’s side in the event. Lincoln Crooks cleared 1.99-metres for gold in men’s high jump for Saskatchewan, while Calgary’s Rachel Machin took gold in women’s high jump clearing 1.79-metres.
Saskatchewan’s Karla Gabruch-Johnson won her second gold of the meet with a toss of 16.48-metres in weight throw, while her teammate Kristen Mackie won silver throwing 16.41-metres. Regina’s Chris Pickering also added another medal to his tally throwing 17.33-metres for gold in men’s shot put. Lane Britnell, who failed on his attempt to break the Canada West record, cleared 5.03-metres for gold in pole vault.
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Source Saskatchewan Sports Info
AUS Track & Field Championship: Tigers repeat as men's and women's AUS track and field championsMONCTON, N.B. - The Dalhousie Tigers men's and women's track and field teams repeated as Atlantic conference champions at the 2012 Subway Atlantic University Sport championship held this weekend at the Stade Vance Toner of the Ceps Louis-J.-Robichaud on the Moncton campus.
On the women 's side, Dalhousie finished with 140 points to claim the AUS team banner. StFX was second with 113 points while Saint Mary's finished third with 41. Université de Moncton (25), University of New Brunswick (21), St. Thomas University (4) and Acadia University (4) followed in that order.
The Tigers men's squad collected 174 points, by far the best score followed by the StFX X-Men with 61 and the Saint Mary's Huskies with 58. Moncton was fourth with 39, UNB (9), St. Thomas (2) and Memorial (1).
Jake Wing and Anissa Owen of Saint Mary's were chosen as AUS male and female rookies of the year.
Zach MacDonald of the StFX X-Men and Rebecca Haworth of the Dalhousie Tigers were named the recipients of the AUS student-athlete community service awards
Dalhousie's Simon Watts and StFX's Susie Lajoie were most valuable athletes of the meet, while Rob McCulloch of Dalhousie was selected as the AUS male athlete of the year.
Anisa Owen of Saint Mary's and Rebecca Haworth of Dalhousie were named co-female athletes of the year. Peter Lord of the Dalhousie Tigers was named AUS coach of the year for both men and women.
Complete 2012 Subway AUS Track & Field championship results can be found here: http://www.atlanticuniversitysport.com/mens/track/2012_AUS_Championship_full_results.pdf
Source: Moncton Sports Information