Eleven Medals At The 30th Can-Am Classic

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Lancers track and field team won eleven medals at the 30th annual Can Am Track Classic Friday at the St. Denis Centre. On Friday, Windsor won their first five medals of the meet.
Andy Ysebaert won a gold medal in the men’s shot put with a toss of 16.49 metres, beating his throw at the Blue and Gold Meet in December by almost a metre. Cole Bloxam recorded a throw of 15.17 metres to finish fourth. Both results exceed the CIS qualifying standard.
On the women’s side, Celine Freeman-Gibb threw a personal best of 13.96 metres to finish second. Shealyn McLaughlin (13.18 metres) and Steffi Stephenson (12.52 metres) finished third and fourth. Freeman-Gibb bettered her CIS ranking throw by almost one-tenth of a metre and McLaughlin surpassed the CIS standard of 12.83 metres.
In men’s triple jump, Dwayne Harriott won the competition with a distance of 14.43 metres, surpassing the CIS standard of 14.29 metres.
The women’s 4×800-metre relay team of Heather Kurpe, Amanda Kanters, Alyssa Thrasher and Raeleen Hunter finished second to Guelph but still qualified for the CIS championships.
The University of Windsor then won six gold medals on the second and final day of the Can Am meet at the St. Denis Centre Saturday.
The first-place finishers were Amanda Kanters in the 300-metre dash, Brendan Dillis in the 300-metre dash, RaeLeen Hunter in the 1,000-metre run, Anthony Berkis in the 1,000-metre run, Amelia DiChiara in the 60-metre hurdles, the 4×200 metre relay team of Charelle Anobile, Nicole Sassine, Emilie Haile and Sandra Ngongo.
The 4×200 metre relay team of Justin Keating, Brendan Dills, Chris Reid and Travis Nightingale, the 4×800 metre relay team of Matt Walters, Adam Kellar, Mitch Tome and Anthony Berkis, Derek Watkins in the men’s high jump, Dayna Maaten in the women’s pole vault and Andy Yzebaert in the men’s shot put.

The Lancers will now compete at the Bob Eubanks Invitational next weekend.


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