The Canadian Interuniversity Sport track and field season wrapped up in Windsor, Ont., over the weekend for Canadian student-athletes seeing two middle-distance athletes take home the top honours of the top athlete over the weekend.
The University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s team scored 131.5 points, led by 34-year-old PhD student Sasha Gollish.
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The University of Windsor Lancers won the men’s title by a smaller margin over the University of Guelph without a particularly strong running. Though they had strong performer in the 600m and 1,000m, the Lancers had no competitors in the 1,500m or 3,000m events.
Gollish and the University of Guelph’s Ross Proudfoot took home athlete of the meet honours on the women’s and men’s side, respectively. Gollish pulled in as astounding five medals, including three golds and a national indoor record, while leading her team to the overall title. Proudfoot won the men’s 1,500m and 3,000m races.
“I wanted to give it my all to help us win the banner,” said Gollish in a press release. “The 4x800m was a last-minute call and I’m so glad to have been a part of that team.(…) Everyone did their best. People out-performed how they were expected to perform. It was great.”
Many of the athletes who competed over the weekend in Windsor will be looking for Pan American Games and world championship berths this summer with Team Canada.