The University of Guelph’s women’s and men’s track and field teams have won the U Sports track and field championships.
It is only the second time in U of G history that the Gryphons have swept both titles in the same year.
U of G finished the three-day event, which wrapped up in Windsor today, with 20 medals, seven of them gold.
“It’s our strongest year ever,” said Gryphons coach Dave Scott-Thomas, who was named U Sports Women’s and Men’s Coach of the Year. “I put a lot of weight on titles as an indication of strength. We’ve had other very good years. But this shows where we are now as a program.”
It was the second straight win for the men’s team, which has won the team title five times. The Gryphon women’s team took home its third banner. U of G last won both the women’s and men’s championships in 2008.
“This has been a very focused team and also a loose team in a lot of ways,” said Scott-Thomas. “They have fun a lot of fun when they compete. They go hard, a lot of risk-taking.”
U of G’s Thomas Land was named the Male Performer of the Meet for the second straight year. He won gold medals in the 600m and 1,000m races. More information.
Other medal winners:
- Morgan Byng, Shyvonne Roxborough, Tessa Hamilton, Jenna Smith, women’s 4x200m relay
- Sarah Hammond, women’s 60m hurdles
- Levi Fritz, Mostafa Elkurdy, Joshua Kellier, Andrew LeBlanc, men’s 4x800m relay
- Maja Naruszewicz, women’s high jump
- Shyvonne Roxborough, women’s 60m
- Jordan Bates, women’s triple jump
- Sean Cate, men’s high jump
- Mark Emode, heptathlon
- Tessa Hamilton, women’s 300m
- Sadie-Jane Hickson, Dana Earhart, Olivia Romaniw, Charlotte Ward, women’s 4x800m relay
- Kendra Leger, women’s 60m hurdles
- Thomas Nedow, men’s shot put
- Zoe Sherar, Morgan Byng, Jenna Smith, Lauren D’Agnolo, women’s 4x400m
- Mark Bujnowski, men’s shot put
- Mostafa Elkurdy, men’s 1,500m
- Andrew LeBlanc, men’s 1,000m
- Graeme Thompson, men’s 300m
- Graeme Thompson, Nathan Egert, Kurdell Reason, Sebastian Smith, men’s 4x200m relay