Gee-Gees track at St-Lawrence University for Saint Holiday Relays
The men's team was ranked number one in all of Canada this week
and the women's team was not far behind with a number three
"The team is excited to see itself ranked so well at the end of 2009, but they know this is only the start," said team manager Brennan Loh, who also explains they expect to see a lot of movement in the national rankings after the break, when the larger meets begin with top athletes competing.
This will be the Gee-Gees last away meet of 2009.
Not all athletes will be participating this weekend, as many are busy with exams. Among the two vans of participants heading to St. Lawrence will be third-year hurdler Tyler Fawcett (Winchester, Ont.) and second-year sprinter Tony Risling (Ottawa, Ont.).
Fawcett was this week's uOttawa athlete of the week, after qualifying for the CIS championships in the men's 60m hurdles last weekend at the McGill Open.
Athletes will be competing on a flat 200m track which is what athletes competing in Windsor at the CIS championship will be running on.
The team will be visiting St. Lawrence again in the New Year when a large majority of the team will be competing.
"Intense competition is certain to test us in the New Year," added Loh.
"Our goal now is to have everyone come back from the holidays healthy, fit, and ready to race! If we continue to hit more standards and improve on personal bests, you can expect to see the Gee-Gees among the top of the CIS ranks right up until year's end."