Lucia Stafford and Eric Lutz take home double U Sports gold

Guelph wins both the men's and women's team titles in dominant fashion

March 7th, 2020 by | Posted in Runs & Races | Tags: , , , ,

Lucia Stafford of Toronto and Calgary’s Eric Lutz both capped off their U Sports weekends with 1,500m wins to match their 1,000m wins from Friday evening.

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In the women’s race, Stafford ran away from the field on the last lap, finishing in 4:22.12 (Paula Schnurr’s U Sports record stands), with Western’s Kate Current finishing second in 4:24.27 and third place going to Sydney Pattinson of Laurier in 4:24.79.

Stafford helped her 4x400m team to a bronze medal finish just 45 minutes later, in a race where the Guelph women tied their meet record of 3:40.08 from 2019 for the win.

In the men’s race, Lutz finished in 3:53.44, second place went to Laval’s Jean-Simon Desgagnes (who won the 3,000m on Friday night) and third place to Kevin Robertson of Montreal.

The 600m

The women’s 600m title went to Guelph runner Jenna Smith, who has dominated the league in this event, in 1:30.90. Second place went to Ottawa’s Madison Clarke in 1:30.94 and third place to Guelph’s Sadie-Jane Hickson in 1:31.08.

In the men’s race, Vaughn Taylor of Victoria won his first individual U Sports title, taking the race in 1:19.28. Second place went to Levar Russell of York, who had a great showing, finishing in 1:19.51 and third place went to Toronto’s Jack Berkshire in 1:19.54.

The relays

It was a full Guelph sweep in the relays on Saturday. The Gryphons would win the women’s and men’s 4x400m and 4x200m relay events, along with the women’s 4x800m on Friday evening.

Guelph won both the men’s and women’s overall titles by a shocking 70 points on the men’s side and 51.5 on the women’s. The university of Toronto was the second women’s team, followed by Laval. On the men’s side, Calgary was second, followed by Saskatchewan.

Full results can be found here.

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