Men’s Track Team Wins National Title, Women Third
March 10, 2013 - Campus Bulletin
The University of Guelph’s men’s track and field team won the Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS) championship this weekend. The men finished with 114 points and 10 medals, including four gold. It’s the team’s third CIS banner in six years.
The women’s team finished third with 85.25 points and eight medals. The event was held at the University of Alberta.
Coach Scott-Thomas won the Bob Boucher Award as the CIS men’s track and field coach of the year. He is in his 15th season at Guelph and also led the Gryphons to OUA men’s and women’s titles this season.
On the men’s side, gold medals went to Tim Hendry in the shot put, 17.94; Anthony Romaniw, 600m, 1:18.20; Steve Holmes, 1000m, 2:26.32; and the men’s 4x800m relay team of Drew Anderson, Chris Hutton, Rob Jackson and Tommy Lecours, 7:31.62.
Silver medals went to Anthony Romaniw, 1000m, 2:26.48; Jorg Ahne, long jump, 7.54m; and Yves Sikubwabo, 1500m, 3:50.44. Sikuwabo was also named the CIS Rookie of the Year. The first-year arts student won two silver medals at the OUA championships (1000m and 1500m) and was on the OUA gold-medal winning 4x800m relay team. He was ranked first in the country on 1000m going into the CIS championships.
Ross Proudfoot won two bronze medals, in the 1500m (3:52.72) and 3000m (8:11.11). Tim Hendry also won a bronze in the weight throw (18.51).
On the women’s side, Andrea Seccafien won the gold medal in the 3000m with a time of 9:35.12. She also won a silver medal in the 1500m (4:26.33).
Julia Wallace won silver medals in the long jump (5.97) and triple jump (2.39m). Carise Thompson earned a silver medal in the 3000m (9:41.76) and a bronze medal in the 1500m (4:29.46). Bronze medals also went to Rachel Aubry, 600m (1:30.02) and to the 4X800 relay team of Rachel Aubry, Lydia Frost, Nadine Frost and Geneviève Lalonde (9:00.80).
Complete results are available online.