The University of Saskatchewan Huskies women’s track and field team claimed their school’s only CIS Banner this season, winning their third national title in four years. The Huskies captured the title with 71 points, ahead of the University of Calgary (48 points) and the University of Toronto (35 points), who finished second and third, respectively.
On the men’s side, the University of Windsor won the competition with 61 points, while the University of Sherbrooke was second with 43 points. Guelph finished just two points ahead of the Huskies with 35 points. U of T took 13th place with 12 points.
The Varsity Blues were represented by a contingent of 23 athletes at the nationals. U of T’s Jocelyn Adu-Gyumfi successfully defended her CIS championship in the long jump, winning on her second jump of 5.74 metres. Other notable U of T performances included Imran Malik, who took top score in the men’s high jump with a 2.10 metre hop and Suzanne Garrett, who placed sixth in the women’s 3,000-metre run.
Two weeks back, the U of T men and women earned top five finishes at the OUA championship at York University. The men placed fifth, while the women grabbed a conference bronze medal. Malik and Mark Myers finished one-two in the men’s high jump, with Malik heading to Windsor as the number one ranked men’s high jumper in the country. Paula McLaughlin earned OUA gold in the 600m at the conference finals and was the nation’s number-one seed this past weekend.