Track Teams Capture Silver at National Championships

March 12, 2012 - Campus Bulletin

The University of Guelph men’s and women’s track teams won silver medals at the 2012 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) track-and-field championships held at the University of Manitoba over the weekend.

In all, the Gryphons captured 13 medals at the three-day meet — three gold, eight silver and two bronze.

The Gryphon men were led by Tim Hendry, who was named CIS field athlete of the year. He won the gold medal in the shot put with a throw of 18.31 metres and silver in the weight throw (19.44m).

Tommy Lecours won the gold medal and set a meet record in the men’s 1,000-metre race, finishing with a time of 2:22.09.

The women’s 4x800m relay team consisting of Lydia Frost, Nadine Frost, Genevieve Lalonde and Rachel Aubry also won gold with a time of 8:45.13.

Silver medals went to Julia Wallace, women’s triple jump, 12.48m; Aubry, women’s 600m (1:30.35); Patrick Dufresne, men’s triple jump, 14.48m; Erika Fiedler, women’s pole vault, 3.95m; Andrea Seccafien, women’s 3,000m, 9.34.37; Ross Proudfoot, men’s 3,000m, 8:10.80; and Sarah Pierce, women’s 60m, 7.58.

Bronze medals were won by Allan Brett, men’s 1,500m (3:50.59), and the men’s 4x800m relay team of Matt MacDonald, Steve Holmes, Benoit Boulay and Lecours (7:33.22).

On the women’s side, the Gryphons scored 77 points, with the University of Western Ontario taking gold and the University of Windsor, bronze.

The men were second with 82 points behind Windsor, with Western placing third.

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