(WINDSOR, ON) – The building blocks of any sport are the ability to run, jump, and throw. Without those basic components, you won’t be very good at any athletic endeavour. The best of Ontario was on display last night (and today) at St Denis Fieldhouse as universities gathered for the annual Lancer CanAm Track Meet.
Hundreds of the best are in Windsor to compete in 16 different track and field events. Canadian and Ontario champions, highly ranked OUA tracklethes, and up and comers have arrived to test their mettle against the highest calibre of competition.
Friday evening’s events started right on time (kudos to organizers and officials) with the preliminary heats of the 60m hurdles, on the track, while pole vault, shot put, and triple jump commenced, in the field events. The evening progressed with the 3000m, 4 x200m relay, and the 4 x 800m relay timed sections, and the 60m hurdles finals.
Saturday’s competition continues with the preliminaries and finals in the 60m, 300m, 600m, 1000m, and 1,500m sprints and distance runs, the 4 x 400m relays, and the weight throw, long jump, high jump, and pole vault in both the men’s and women’s divisions.
In addition to the regular track and field season for the Windsor Lancers, St Denis will also be the site of the CIS National Championships March 12-14. If you can’t get to the Fieldhouse this time around, you have a second chance to see the best of the best at Nationals.