Day two CIS recap: Gabriela Stafford sets championship record in women’s 1K

Day two of the Canadian university track and field championships took place on Friday with the University of Toronto winning both the men's and women's 1K.

March 12th, 2016 by | Posted in Runs & Races | Tags: , , , , ,

Gabriela Stafford
Gabriela Stafford atop the podium at the Ontario university championships two weeks ago. Photo: Kevin Mackinnon.

The University of Toronto swept the men’s and women’s 1K on Friday at the Canadian university track and field championships as the University of Guelph Gryphons lead both team competitions after day two action at York University.

Gabriela Stafford and Sacha Smart won the 1,000m events on Friday with Stafford setting a new CIS championship record in 2:41.67 to narrowly defeat Calgary’s Jenna Westaway. Stafford was just announced as a member of Team Canada for next weekend’s IAAF world indoor championships in Portland, Ore.

Smart won the men’s five-lap event in 2:23.92 leading throughout the final 200 metres of the race. Bellemore finished second but would go on to anchor his University of Windsor 4x800m relay squad to victory in a epic finish with the University of Victoria.

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Trinity Western also won a pair of gold medals on Friday as Nathan George became the first athlete in school history to win a men’s CIS gold medal. He set a school record running 33.52. TWU’s Regan Yee won her first ever Canadian university gold medal taking the women’s 3,000m over local Toronto athlete Tamara Jewett.

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Medallists for day two running events can be found below:

1,000m (W)
1. Gabriela Stafford, Toronto, 2:41.67 – CIS championship record
2. Jenna Westaway, Calgary, 2:42.67
3. Katelyn Ayers, Guelph, 2:46.96

1,000m (M)
1. Sacha Smart, Toronto, 2:23.92
2. Corey Bellemore, Windsor, 2:24.36
3. Nicolas Morin, Laval, 2:24.39

60m Hurdles (M)
1. Jared Olson, Saskatchewan, 8.09
2. Isoken Ogieva, Western, 8.15
3. Jackson Cheung, Guelph, 8.20

60m Hurdles (W)
1. Devyani Bismal, Ottawa, 8.40
2. Sarah Hammond, Guelph, 8.44
3. Joy Spear Chief-Morris, Western, 8.48

3,000m (W)
1. Regan Yee, Trinity Western, 9:37.12
2. Tamara Jewett, Toronto, 9:37.46
3. Katrina Allison, Guelph, 9:39.59

3,000m (M)
1. Antoine Thibeault, Laval, 8:10.20
2. Paul Janikowski, Windsor, 8:14.90
3. Jean-Samuel Lapointe, Laval, 8:15.36

300m (W)
1. Ashley Whiteman, Alberta, 39.10
2. Naomi Lance, Waterloo, 39.17
3. Sheereen Harris, York, 39.44

300m (M)
1. Nathan George, Trinity Western, 33.52
2. Rayshaun Franklin, Toronto, 33.66
3. Bismark Boateng, York, 33.93

4x800m (W)
1. Toronto, 8:49.74
2. Sherbrooke, 8:54.43
3. Guelph, 8:55.75

4x800m (M)
1. Windsor, 7:30.80
2. Victoria, 7:30.84
3. Laval, 7:35.55

Live results can be found here. Canadian Running will be at the event live tweeting on Saturday, the third and final day of the championships.

The championship schedule can be seen below:

March 12 (Saturday, all times EST)

1:15 p.m. 600m (W) Final
1:30 600m (M) Final
2:15 4x200m Relay (W) Final
2:25 4x200m Relay (M) Final
2:45 1,500m (W) Final
3 p.m. 1,500m (M) Final
4 p.m. 4x400m Relay (W) Final
4:15 4x400m Relay (M) Final