Gryphon Athletes Cap Successful Weekend

February 28, 2011 - Campus Bulletin

University of Guelph athletes captured top spots in volleyball, track and field, swimming and wrestling during national and provincial championships held this past weekend.

The women’s volleyball team won silver at the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championships at U of G. Kylen Van Osch and Brooke Lloyd each scored 13 points in a 3-1 final loss to the University of Western Ontario. The team ended its regular season 16-3 as the OUA west division leaders.

The Gryphon track-and-field teams brought home silver from OUA championships in Toronto, behind the University of Windsor Lancers.

Veteran Kyle Boorsma took gold and Ross Proudfoot captured bronze in the men’s 1,500-metre race. In the women’s 1,500-metre, Jennie Biewald won gold and Lydia Frost took bronze.

The team will compete at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships March 10 to 12 at the University of Sherbrooke.

In CIS wrestling championships at Lakehead University, the Gryphon men’s team placed fifth and the women's team came in eighth. The Gryphons earned five medals.

The men’s team finished with 34 points. Korey Jarvis won gold in the men’s 90-kilogram weight class; Jake Jagas, silver (76 kg); and John Fitzgerald, bronze (130 kg).

The women’s team earned 22 points. Leading the Gryphons was Allison Leslie with her first CIS gold (67 kg). Jade Papke won silver (48 kg) and was named rookie of the year.

At CIS swimming championships at the University of Calgary, the Gryphon women’s team placed ninth. Chantique Payne won four medals: silver in the 50-metre butterfly and bronze in the 100-metre butterfly and 50- and 100-metre freestyle.

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