Monday, March 16, 2009

We put the Win in Windsor

The Lancer Track and Field team were all smiles this past Saturday as both the Men and Women were anounced the new Canadian Champions. As it came down to the last event of the meet, the 4x400 relay, the women had to beat Guelph in order to grab the Canadian title. The tension was high, and everyone was praying for the best...and the best is what came. We beat the Guelph Grypons by one point after beating their time in the relay, ending up forth overall. The St. Dennis center was packed with extremely excited athletes, almost in aww over what they had just accomplished.The Lancer ladies finished with a total of 91 points, with the guelph grypons only 1 point behind. The Lancer Men had a outstanding three days of performances, leaving them 73 points ahead of the second place team. They finished with a total points of 145.5 points, one of the most dominating performances in CIS Track and Field
Day two started brought us ahead in the standings, as we captured 11 medals over both teams. Some incredable performances by many, but some that really stood out where made by second year Lancer, Noelle Montcalm. After capturing the 300m silver medal, just a few minutes later she grabbed the silver medal also, for the 60 m hurdles with the time of 8.57. Another amazing performance was done by Raeleen Hunter, going into the 1000 meters ranked #10 in Canada, she came through the finish line #2 in Canada, with the amazing time of 2.50.04.
For men's side, Jamie Adjetey-Nelson continued his strike as he captured the silver in both Long jump and high jump. Jump coach Brett Lumely was proud, as five Windsor men took the top stops in teh long jump competition. Ben Warnock snatched gold with the jump of 7.19, followed by Jamie and Brayan Patten taking the silver and bronze medals both with jumps of 7.14m. Teamates Derek Watkins and Anthony Dandie took the forth and fifth positions. Derek Watkins also captured the Gold medal in the high jump competition that same day.

The third and final day of the competition started off well for the women as rookis Jaideen Lowe picked up the bronze medal for her jump of 12.07m in teh triple jump. The ladies 4x200 team went on to the finals lead by Noelle Montcalm, followed by Nicole Sassine, Natoya Wittingham, and Danielle Harrison. There they dug deep to get the silver medal with the amazing time of 1:39:84. The men kept rolling through on top. Derek Watkins recieved Gold in the triple jump, with the jump of 15.09 while his fellow team mate, Jeff Vukasovic, flew over the pole vault at teh height of 4.83m, to capture the bronze medal. Cole Bloxam had the best throw of 15.38m in the shot put, ending up teh teh bronze medal in the competition.

The day ended with tears, smiles, and pure excitment as both Men's and Women's teams made history in the St. Dennis Centre. It was the first time ever to win both titles in our own house! Congradulations to all Lancer Track and Field athletes!!

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