Top Showing For Lancers Track And Field

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 clears the high jump at a height of 2.10m to win the event at the 27th annual Team Challenge at St Denis Fieldhouse.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Lancers finished the 27th annual Track and Field Team Challenge one-two this past weekend at the St Denis Fieldhouse. The men’s team topped the list of entrants while the women placed second overall, behind Western, after two days of competition. In total, the Lancers grabbed 10 gold medals.


Leanna Garcia tossed the shot put 13.36m and earned a bronze for the Windsor Lancers.
Photo by John Skinner.

The Lancer trio of Alex Ullman, Corey Bellemore, and Matt McLaughlin took all three spots on the podium for the 600m. Ullman led the sweep in a time of 1:19.08 while Bellemore was 0.38 seconds behind in second.

In the long run, Andrew Nebel ran a time of 4:02.04 to take gold in the 1500m while Jacob Rothera finished at No. 2.

Milos Savic took the gold medal in the meet’s first ever heptathlon, earning 4,900 in the win. The high jump was won by Branden Wilhelm at a height of 2.10m.

The men’s 4×200 relay team of Tyler McLeod, Jaiden Brown, Chris Kramer, and Shavon Harding finished under the CIS standard by 0.71 seconds, completing the race in 1:28.46.

Finally, Eli Pawliw won top honours in shot put with a toss of 16.14m and Windsor also took the bronze as Brett Boersma covered 15.18m.


The Windsor Lancers men’s track team won the Team Challenge with 146 points, defeating 2nd place Guelph with 53.
Photo by John Skinner.

For the women’s team, Allie Parks set a meet record in the 3000m by shaving 0.43 seconds off the previous standard and finishing in a time of 10:02.04.

Stefanie Smith was on the podium for the gold after placing first in the 1000m with a time of 2:52.62.

In field events, Emily Omahen placed 1st in the long jump by flying 5.74m to earn the gold medal. And in weight throw, Jordana Badley-Castello threw for a distance of 16.77m.

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About the Author

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