For the third time in six years, the University of Guelph Gryphons are national men’s track and field champions.
The Gryphons men earned first overall with 114 points at the CIS championships in Edmonton, which concluded Saturday. Windsor was in second with 92 points. On the women’s side, Guelph was third with 85.25 points. Calgary was first with 115 and Toronto second with 111.50.
Gryphons coach Dave Scott-Thomas earned men’s Coach of the Year honours.
At the event, Guelph native Andrea Seccafien closed out her Gryphons career with a gold medal, a silver and a bronze. She won gold in the women’s 3,000m, silver in the 1,500m and a bronze in the 4 X 800m relay with teammates Rachel Aubry, Lydia Frost and Nadine Frost. In the 1,500m race, Seccafien was edged by just 1/100th of a second as Emma Galbraith of Ottawa earned gold.
Other gold medal winners for the Gryphons: Tim Hendry, men’s shot put; Anthony Romaniw, men’s 600m; Tommy Lecours, Rob Jackson, Yves Sikubwabo, and Romaniw, men’s 4 X 800m relay; Steve Holmes, 1,000m.
Silver: Romaniw, men’s 1,000m; Jorg Ahne, men’s long jump; Sikubwabo, men’s 1,500m; Julia Wallace, women’s long and triple jump; Carise Thompson, women’s 3,000m.
Bronze: Ross Proudfoot, men’s 1,500m and 3,000m; Hendry, men’s weight throw; Thompson, women’s 1,500m; Rachel Aubry, women’s 600m.