Gryphons Victorious at CIS Track and Field Championships
March 10, 2014 - Campus Bulletin
The Gryphon women’s track and field team claimed its first championship banner in six years, and the Gryphon men’s team won silver, at the 2014 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships this past weekend at the University of Alberta.
With 96 points, the University of Guelph Gryphons claimed their second women’s team title in program history since winning the championship in 2007-08. The University of Toronto women finished second with 93, and the Canada West champions from Trinity Western finished third with 64 points.
The Gryphon men’s team – winners of the 2013 CIS championship – earned 97 points to finish six points behind York University and 16 points ahead of the University of Windsor.
“It was a great weekend, right from Day One to Day Three,” said Guelph coach Dave Scott-Thomas, who won the Sue Wise Award as the women’s coach of the year.
“I really thought that right from Day One our depth really carried us through. We had someone competing in every event and, for the most part, we scored points in those events. Everyone on our team really contributed to this victory, which really validates the work these athletes put into the season.”
Carise Thompson earned bronze in the 1,500-metre and silver in the 3,000m. Julia Wallace won silver in the triple jump and bronze with the 4x200m relay team. Sarah Dougherty won bronze in the weight throw and Marissa Kurtimah took silver in the 60m dash.
On the men’s side, Gryphon Ross Proudfoot won gold in the 3,000m and finished second in the 1,500m. Anthony Romaniw came second in the 600m and 1,000m race. Pat Dufresne earned silver in the triple jump, and Jared Skeath won bronze in the weight throw.
The U of G men’s and women’s teams both claimed bronze in the 4x800m relay events.