Lancers track team wins bronze at nationals

Windsor’s mens track and field team brought home’ bronze at the CIS championship in Edmonton last weekend capping off a stellar year for the blue and gold runners.

Mike Specht

Sports Editor

Windsor’s men’s track and field team brought home bronze at the CIS championship in Edmonton last weekend capping off a stellar year for the blue and gold runners.

The Lancers held a big lead after the first day of competition with 23 points, thanks in large part to a gold and silver performance in the pentathlon by Brandon Wilhelm and Jesse Drennan.

“In the pent, we came in ranked No.2 and No.4, but finished No.1 and No.2, which was a repeat performance from last year, so that was a great way to end day one. And really, across the board, our whole team performed well, so it was a great day for us,” said Wilhelm.

A day after capturing gold in the pentathlon, Wilhelm claimed silver in the men’s high jump helping the Lancers to keep pace with their OUA rivals. Alex Ullman also claimed bronze for the Lancers in the 1000m before leading the 4×800 relay team to a CIS record finish.

Finishing behind two OUA squads after the winning the conference has to sting for the Lancer men who had their eye firmly set on a national title.  The margin between first and third became tighter as the the weekend wore on.

With only eight pint separating the Guelph Gryphons, York Lions and Lancers on the final day of competition the Lancers faded late finishing 22 points behind the gold medallist Lions.

The women also performed admirably after entering the championship ranked ninth in the nation, the ladies were able to move up a spot and finish eighth overall with 47 points.

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