Photos and highlights of Canadian university conference track meets

It was Canadian university track and field conference weekend with four huge meets happening in various regions of the country ahead of nationals in March.

February 28th, 2016 by | Posted in Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

Overheard on the last lap: "G, let's do something special" 2 1km wins, 2 OUA records. #bleedblue

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It was conference weekend for Canadian universities as athletes competed in Saskatoon, Windsor, Ont., Montreal and Moncton, N.B. for the penultimate time before university nationals in two weeks. The Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships are in Toronto at York University March 10-12.

West (Canada West Championships)

At the Canada West championships in Saskatoon, professional football player Tevaughn Campbell, competing for the University of Regina while the Canadian Football League (CFL) is on break, won the men’s 60m in a school record of 6.75. He holds the CFL combine record in the 40-yard dash (4.35 seconds).

Schools from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba compete at the Canada West Championships.

University of Calgary athlete Jenna Westaway, a Canadian representative at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships, won the female track performer of the meet and the award for female track performance of the meet. The 21-year-old won the women’s 600m and set a conference record in the women’s 1,000m (2:43.46).

Full Canada West results.

Ontario (OUA Championships)

The Ontario university championships were held at the newly named Dennis Fairall Fieldhouse (read his story here) in Windsor just days after the facility was named to honour the legendary coach.

Windsor won the overall men’s title while Guelph won the women’s banner.

Toronto’s Gabriela Stafford broke the OUA meet record in the women’s 1,000m on day one then broke the 1,500m record on day two. She won the women’s 1,500m by nearly 10 seconds running 4:15.67.

Stafford’s teammate, Sacha Smart, also set a OUA meet record in the men’s 1,000m running 2:21.10.

Windsor’s Paul Janikowski won the men’s 3,000m in his final home meet capping off a five-year career at the southern Ontario school.

In the sprint events, meet records went down in the men’s 60m and in the women’s 300m.

Full OUA results.

Quebec (RSEQ Championships)

Held at the Tomlinson Fieldhouse at McGill University in Montreal, powerhouse Laval won the men’s title for the fifth time in six years. Sherbrooke won the women’s title.

Two Quebec conference records and four McGill marks were broken on the weekend according to McGill Athletics.

Full RSEQ results.

Atlantic (AUS Championships)

University of New Brunswick’s Grace Annear and Dalhousie’s Colleen Wilson both collected a pair of Atlantic university titles with Annear winning the women’s 600m and 1,000m while Wilson doubled in the 1,500m and 3,000m at the competition in Moncton.

Annear is a former University of Victoria Vike and CIS gold medallist.

Full AUS results.