Three U of G track and field athletes received major awards from the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) this week. Tim Henry was named the Most Valuable Male Field Athlete, Ross Proudfoot was named the Male Rookie of the Year, and Rob Jackson was awarded the Student-Athlete Community Service award.
Henry, a third-year marketing student, is undefeated thus far this season in the weight throw. He holds the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) leading weight throw mark by nearly a metre and is ranked second in the shot put. At the OUA championships he won the title in men’s weight throw with a best throw of 17.39 metres and was third in the men’s shot put with a throw of 16.39 metres.
Proudfoot, a human kinetics major, had an outstanding first season with the Gryphons. He won the men’s 3000 metre and was third in the men’s 1500 metre at the OUA championships.
Jackson, a third-year English student, is currently ranked 10th in CIS men’s 1000 metre and 13th in the men’s 1500 metre event. He is also a community volunteer who works with a program that assists high school dropouts, co-ordinates a jazz improv group for children with disabilities, and coaches a youth cross-country team.