U of G Runner Stuns Field at Prestigious U.S. Track Meet

February 10, 2009 - Campus Bulletin

Gryphon runner Lindsay Carson, a second-year biological engineering student, won the 3,000-metre race at the Meyo Invitational at the University of Notre Dame over the weekend, beating some of the top runners from the United States and Canada.

The Meyo Invitational is traditionally one of the deepest and strongest track and field meets in North America. Carson's time of 9:10.04 was the second fastest time in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) history. She is currently ranked first in the CIS for both the 1,000 and 3,000 metres.

In her rookie year, Carson was both Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and CIS champion in cross-country running and was named Rookie of the Year and MVP by both. At the 2008 national championships, she won the bronze medal and her team won the gold medal, a record-setting fourth consecutive win for the women's team.

In indoor track, Carson won three silver medals in the 1,000-metre, 1,500-metre and 4x800-metre events at the 2008 provincial championships and was named the OUA Rookie of the Year. At the national track championships last year, she won a gold medal in the 3,000-metre, a silver medal in the 1,000-metre and a bronze medal in the 1,500-metre event and was named the CIS Rookie of the Year and First-Team All-Canadian.

Carson will compete in the OUA championships Feb. 27 to 28 in Toronto and at the CIS Championships March 12 to 14 in Windsor.

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