Gryphons Bring Home CIS, OUA Medals

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In a medal-filled weekend for University of Guelph athletes. Gryphon wrestlers and swimmers finished tops in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships, and track and field team members won awards at Ontario University Athletics (OUA)wrestling finals.

Gryphon wrestlers won five CIS medals in St. Catharines, Ont. Gold medals went to Alison Carrow (women’s 67kg); Tyson Frost (men’s 120kg) and Oren Furmanov (54kg). Silver medals were won by Jade Papke (women’s 51kg) and Gracelynn Doogan (women’s 72kg).

At CIS swimming championships in Quebec City, Evan Van Moerkerke won gold in men’s 100m freestyle, silver in 200m and bronze in 4×100 freestyle relay along with Phil Vranic, Eric Trevisan and John Carroll.

The women’s track and field team captured the gold medal and the men silver at OUA championships in Windsor, Ont.

This is the third championship banner in a row for the women’s team, which finished 47 points ahead of the University of Toronto, ranked No. 1 in CIS competition.

swimmingIn all, Gryphon track and field athletes won 27 medals — six gold, 12 silver and nine bronze. Seven U of G athletes won multiple medals.

OUA gold medals went to Katrina Allison, women’s 3,000m; Sean Cate, men’s high jump; Jackson Cheung, men’s 60 hurdles; Christian Gravel, men’s 1,500m (also won bronze in 1,500m); Leah Robinson, women’s ambulatory 60m; and Jared Skeath, men’s weight throw (bronze in shot put).

Other multiple-medal winners were Katelyn Ayers, women’s 600 and 1,000m (silver) and 1,500m (bronze); Ashley Connell, weight throw (bronze) and shot put (bronze); Kyle Thompson, 60m and 4×200 relay (silver); Olivia Romaniw, 4×800 relay (silver) and 600m (bronze); and Sophie Watts, 1,500m and 4×800 metre relay (silver), and 1,000m (bronze).

A complete results listing is available online. CIS track and field championships will be held March 6 to 8.

Earlier this month, OUA championships were held for curling, figure skating and nordic skiing.

The Gryphon women’s curling team won the bronze medal during the OUA chapionships Feb. 19 to 23 in Guelph. Skip Katelyn Wasylkiw, vice Jestyn Murphy, second Emily Walsh and lead Heather Cridland will now compete in the CIS/CCAA Curling Championships March 18 to 21 in Waterloo.

The Gryphons figure skating team finished fourth at the OUA championships Feb. 18 and reached the podium six times in various events. Silver medals were won by Kelsey Sobkowich and Leann Duncan, senior similar pairs; Claire Hughes and Katie Graham, junior similar dance; Claire Hughes, senior solo dance, and Jade Marrow and Hannah Coyle-Asbil, creative dance. Bronze medals went to Gabby Boulding, Jade Marrow, Claire Hughes and Hannah Coyle-Asbilm, rhythm dance; and Mackenzie Wilson, Kesley Sobkowich, Leeann Duncan and Lauren Oldfield, pairs fours.

At the OUA nordic skiing championships in Gatineau Feb. 19, the women’s team won bronze and fourth-year skiier Ashley Huet was named an OUA all-star.

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