The University of Guelph Gryphons swept both the men’s and women’s team titles at the OUA track
and field championships in Windsor on the weekend.
The men’s team ended the Windsor Lancers’ 14-year reign to grab their first-ever provincial banner.
For the women, it was their first OUA title since 2008-09.
Guelph native Andrea Seccafien earned three gold medals for the Gryphons on the women’s side.
The Bishop Macdonell graduate won the 3,000m race, the 1,500m and was on the gold-medal winning
4 X 800m relay team with Nadine Frost, Lydia Frost and Rachel Aubry.
Seccafien was named the U of G’s female athlete of the week for her achievements.
Other Gryphons women’s medals: Carise Thompson, silver in 1,500m and in 3,000m; Julia Wallace, silver in high jump, long jump and triple jump; Karry-Ann Cornwall, silver in 60m; Rachel Aubry, silver in 1,000m; Erika Fiedler, silver in pole vault.
The following is the Gryphons’ men’s medal summary: Mitchell Torres, gold in high jump; Anthony
Romaniw, gold in 1,000m and 600m; Tim Hendry, gold in shot put, silver in weight throw; Brent Roubos, silver in shot put; Aaron Hendrikx, silver in 3,000m; Yves Sikubwabo, silver in 1,000m and 1,500m; Steve Holmes, bronze in 1,000m and 1,500m; Jorg Ahne, bronze in long jump.
The Gryphons team of Rob Jackson, Yves Sikubwabo, Drew Anderson and Anthony Romaniw won
gold in the 4 X 800m relay and the team of Matt MacDonald, Dustin Haenni, Romaniw and Brandon Shirk scored silver in the 4 X 400m relay.
Romaniw, of Hamilton, was named the U of G’s male athlete of the week.
The CIS track and field championships take place at the University of Alberta March 7 to 9.