U of G Runner Named Top CIS Track Athlete

March 13, 2009 - Campus Bulletin

Lindsay Carson, a second-year biological engineering student, has been named the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Female Track Athlete of the Year.

The announcement was made Thursday prior to the start of the CIS championships, which run through Saturday at the University of Windsor.

At the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championships earlier this month, Carson won the gold medal in both the 1,500-metre and 3,000-metre races and finished second in the 1,000-metres. She was named female MVP of the provincial championships and her performance helped the Gryphon women's track team capture its first OUA title.

In February, Carson won the 3,000-metre race at the Meyo Invitational at the University of Notre Dame, beating some of the top runners from the United States and Canada. Her time of 9:10.04 was the second-fastest in CIS history and the 11th-fastest time in Canadian history for that distance.

This past fall, Carson won the silver medal at the OUA cross-country championships in the five-kilometre race and a bronze medal at the CIS cross-country championships.

She heads into this week's CIS championships ranked second in the 1,000-metre race, first in the 1,500-metres and tied for first in the 3,000-metres.

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