Track Championship Within Windsor’s Reach

Branden Wilhelm, of the University of Windsor, clears the high jump at a height of 2.04m, to finish 4th. Earlier he crossed the bar at 2.09m as part of the Pentathlon, breaking his own record of 2.04m, set last year.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Branden Wilhelm, of the University of Windsor, clears the high jump at a height of 2.04m, to finish 4th. Earlier he crossed the bar at 2.09m as part of the Pentathlon, breaking his own record of 2.04m, set last year.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – After day 2 of the CIS Track and Field Championships, being held at the St Denis Fieldhouse in Windsor, the Lancers men are trailing in 2nd place with 57 points while the women sit in 7th with 27. Atop the standings for the men are Guelph Gryphons while the Toronto Varsity Blues are leading the women with 64 and 76 points, respectively, with one more day of competition.

Highlights from day 2 include Windsor’s Arren Young, who won the men’s long jump with a distance of 7.37m, and Sarah Swain who finished 3rd in both the pole vault, clearing the bar at 3.91m, and the women’s 60m hurdles, finishing in 8.45 seconds.

Jared Skeath, of the Guelph Gryphons, prepares to release the weight. Skeath won gold in the men's even with a toss of 19.44m.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Jared Skeath, of the Guelph Gryphons, prepares to release the weight. Skeath won gold in the men’s even with a toss of 19.44m.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

The Lancers men’s 4×800 relay team of Paul La Marra, Taylor McArthur, Corey Bellemore, and Alex Ullman took the gold with a time of 7:31.02, beating out Victoria by just 1.05 seconds.

The final day of the national championships gets underway today at 12:30 pm with the finals in women’s triple jump. Thirteen disciplines will be decided by the end of the day’s events, bringing the total to 33 over the course of the three days.

Niki Oudenaarden of the Calgary Dinos finished 4th in the women's long jump with a distance of 5.95m.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Niki Oudenaarden of the Calgary Dinos finished 4th in the women’s long jump with a distance of 5.95m.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata
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