Track Teams Win Silver, Bronze at Nationals, Hockey Team Takes OUA Silver

March 15, 2009 - Campus Bulletin

The University of Guelph's women's track and field team captured the silver medal and the men's team took home the bronze at the 2009 Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS) championships, which wrapped up this weekend at the University of Windsor.

In addition, the women's hockey team won the silver medal at the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) tournament in Waterloo this weekend.

The Guelph women's track team won a total of seven medals (four gold, two silver and one bronze) to finish with 90 points, only one point behind the winning team, the Windsor Lancers. The men’s team won five medals (one gold, three silver and one bronze) to capture third place. In the 3,000 metre race, the Gryphons claimed five of the six medals up for grabs.

The women were led by Lindsay Carson, a second-year biological engineering student, who won three gold medals in the 3,000 metres (9:43.71), 1500m (4:36.83) and in the 4x800m relay with teammates Nadine Frost, Jess Vanhie and Rachel Aubrey (8:58.69). Carson was also named CIS Female Track Athlete of the Year.

Stephanie Jackson, a third-year marketing management students, won a gold in the women's shot put at 14.53m.

Silver medals went to rookies Courtney Laurie, an applied human nutrition major, in the 3,000m (9:43.71), and Miana Griffths, a psychology student, in the 60m race with a time of (7.38).

Rookie Shaneista Haye, a criminal justice major, won a bronze in the high jump with a jump of 1.70m.

On the men’s side, the Gryphons swept the 3,000m race with Kyle Boorsma, a third-year biological sciences student, winning the gold, (8:34.53), Allan Brett, a second-year biological engineering student, capturing silver (8:37.29) and Derek Snider, a first-year environmental engineering student, taking home the bronze medal (8:39.37).

Boorsma also won a silver medal in the 1500m race with a time of 3:50.59) and Dustin McCrank, a third-year anthropology student, won a silver medal in the men's weight throw with a throw of 18.29m.

Complete results are available online.

The Gryphon's women's hockey team took home the silver medal Sunday. They lost 3-2 in game three of the finals against the five-time defending OUA champions, the Laurier Golden Hawks.

The team was also honoured with several OUA awards and all-star nominations. Tamara Bell, a human kinetics students, was named the OUA Rookie of the Year and Dayna Kanis, a third-year psychology student, captured the Marion Hillard Award as an outstanding student-athlete.

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