Lancer Men Named CIS Champions

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(TORONTO, ON) – As was the finish at the OUA Track and Field Championship in Windsor two weeks ago, the Toronto Varsity women took home the gold medal at the CIS Finals while the Lancer men won gold, at York University.

Windsor’s margin of victory was 13.5 points over the 2nd place Guelph men, with 93. Outstanding athlete of the meet went to Toronto’s Gabriela Stafford while Lancer Corey Bellemore received the George Gemer Award as outstanding male athlete.

On Day 2, Stafford set a CIS record of 2:41.67 in the women’s 1000m.

Bellemore exacted some revenge from the OUA finals by edging out Sacha Smart in the 600m by just 0.34 seconds, for gold. Bellemore and Paul Janikowski also picked up silvers in the 1000m and 3000m, respectively.

Windsor’s 4×800 foursome of Taylor MacArthur, Joe Kagumba, Nick MacMackin, and Bellemore beat out the Victoria and Laval teams, while MacArthur also took bronze in the 1500m.

Grabbing two bronze finishes in field events was Branden Wilhelm in long jump and high jump.

For the women, Sarah Mitton finished 3rd in shot put, with a toss of 14.83m, behind the new CIS record of 16.96 set by York’s Brittany Crew.

Check here for the full results.


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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