McLachlan double bronze
Windsor track and field runner Virginia McLachlan won her second bronze medal Friday at the Paralympic Games in London, England.
McLachlan clocked a time of 16.42 to finish third in the T35 100-metre final. She earned her first bronze a week ago, recording a personal best 34:31 in the T35 200-metre event. The 20-year-old begins courses at the University of Windsor this week and will train with the Lancers track and field team.
Hockey trip for men’s team
Lancers Men’s Hockey team head coach Kevin Hamlin is providing his team with another trip opportunity this year.
“It’s a father/son trip,” he said. “We’re bring the dads and the players to a couple of NHL games. It’s a two-game, three-night trip over the Christmas holiday that’ll be a good time for the players.”
Hamlin’s itinerary includes taking in the Dec. 27 Detroit-Pittsburgh game in Pittsburgh and spending the next day in Boston before watching the Dec. 29 New Jersey at Columbus game in Ohio. Hamlin said about 95 per cent of his roster will participate. Last year’s trip had the team spend an exhausting week in New Orleans rebuilding the areas still needing repair after Hurricane Katrina.
“It’s a great team builder,” Hamlin said. “These players will remember this for the rest of their lives.”
The Lancers Football team improved their CIS ranking following last Monday’s 63-18 win against the Ottawa Gee-Gees. Windsor jumped three spots from No. 10 at the start of the season.
However, the Lancers ranking is expected to drop following Saturday’s 28-9 loss against Guelph at Alumni Field.
Crawford a Cowboy
Windsor’s Tyrone Crawford is on the Dallas Cowboys roster. The six-foot-four, 292-pound defensive tackle had five tackles and one sack in the pre-season with the Cowboys.
The former Boise State player and the Cowboys open the regular season last Wednesday with a 24-17 win against the Super Bowl champion New York Giants.They’ll play at the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday at 4 p.m. (FOX).