Gryphon Runners Earn Top Spots at National Track Event

July 28, 2008 - Campus Bulletin

University of Guelph track athletes brought home medals from the Canadian Junior Track Championships held this past weekend in Abbotsford, B.C.

The national track event included competitors from across Canada under age 20.

Leading the way for U of G was Lindsay Carson, who captured a silver medal in the women's 1,500- and 3,000-metre races. She competed in both races on the same day and set a personal best time in the 3,000-metres.

Earlier this year, Carson was named the University's female athlete of the year.

Gryphon teammate Karoline Hoy also brought home a medal from the weekend event, capturing bronze in the women's 2,000-metre steeplechase.

Incoming members of the U of G track and field team also left an impressive mark on the junior championships. Rob Jackson from Guelph placed fifth in both the men's 1,500- and 5,000-metre races. Jackson was the only athlete to attempt this gruelling double.

Future teammate Shauna Mallek from London nabbed fifth place in the 400-metres and fourth in the 400-metre hurdles. Right behind Mallek in the 400-metre race was another future Gryphon, Rachel Aubry from Ottawa, who placed sixth in the 400-metres and fifth in the 800-metres.

U of G's track and field program is completing the most successful season in the history of Canadian Interuniversity Sport track and field. Guelph was the first school to sweep the men's and women's national cross-country and track and field titles in the same season.

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