Mustangs Impress At Windsor Can-Am Classic

From the Western Mustangs:

Windsor, ON – After returning from training camp in Bermuda, the Mustangs track and field team was keen to compete at the annual Windsor Cam-Am Classic.

Though it is still quite early on in the season, a number of Western athletes fashioned impressive results.

Kicking off the meet, third-year Mustang Gabrielle Gregg had a solid performance in the 60 metre hurdles. In the finals, Gregg was fastest among the Mustangs and posted a time of 9.14, which left her in sixth place overall.

Wilson O’Neil also took sixth in the men’s 60 metre hurdles with a personal best time of 8.33 in the heats, followed by Ryan Dooley who placed eighth.

Other top results on the track included performances in the women’s 1500 and 3000 metre events.

Remy Cattell, Ruth Burrows, and Anna Carruthers were inseparable in their races. In the 3000 metre, Cattell, Burrows, and Carruthers placed fourth, fifth, and sixth respectively. In the 3000 metre, they again finished consecutively, Cattell in sixth, Carruthers in seventh, and Burrows in eighth place.

In the men’s 3000 metres, Ethan Loucks took the eighth place spot just 0.64 seconds behind the runner in front of him.

Another case of close competition, Scott Billings grabbed fourth place with a jump of 13.97 metres, a mere four centimetres behind the third ranking competitor. Yihang Qin placed eighth with a jump of 13.30 metres and topping the Mustangs ranks, Isaac Mapp with an impressive jump of 14.40 metres. Mapp is currently leading the U Sports rankings in triple jump with a best of 14.43 metres.

In the women’s triple jump, Jushvina Mohan took sixth place with a jump of 11.14 metres, and Annie Malask placed eighth with 10.83 metres.

Second-year athlete Matt Indome broke the seven metre mark in the men’s long jump which landed him in third place. Junise Sheppard took eighth place in women’s long jump in a large pool of almost thirty competitors.

In other field events, the Mustangs women’s shot put troupe had four top eight finishes. Emily Good led the Mustangs and took the third-place spot with a solid throw of 13.35 metres. Natasha Gubbels, Heather McCann, and Kailee Cherewka also placed in the top eight.

On the men’s side, Seth Edwards improved his personal best distance substantially with a throw of 14.76 metres in shot put which landed Edwards in third place among considerable competition. First-year Christian Panhuis also had a personal best and finished seventh overall.

The women’s throws group kicked off the second day of competition with great determination. Natasha Gubbels placed third with a new personal best and a throw of 15.45, Hannah Diebold took fourth place, and Ainslie Timmons grabbed seventh.

Another impressive event group performance came from the women’s high jump squad, whom amassed four of the top eight finishes in their event. Shaelyn Laurie took third place with a jump 1.65 metres, Katie Beaudry placed fifth, Sammy Vlasman and Rosemary Holmes placed seventh and respectively.

In the 600 metre event, both the women’s and men’s team’s raced well and cumulatively posted five top eight finishes. Nicole Crellin-Parsons took second with a time of 1:36.89, followed by Madison Jarvis in fourth, and Kate Denomme in eighth. For the men’s team, Michael Peterson and Brendan Costello finished seventh and eighth respectively.

The middle distance group also had impressive finishes in the 1000 metre event. Among the women and men, there were double third and fourth-place finishes.  Martina Tait and Kyle Koynagi placed third in their respective categories, whereas Hana Marmura and Sam Cumming placed fourth.

Full results can be found at http://www.windsortiming.com/LiveResults/2020/CanAm/

Next up for the Mustangs is the Don Wright Team Challenge at home on Saturday January 18 beginning at 9:00 am with field events and 12:30 p.m. on the track.

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