CANADA WEST TRACK & FIELD DAY 1 RESULTS2013-02-22
The University of Saskatchewan Huskies lead the men’s standings, while the University of Calgary Dinos sit atop the men’s standings after Day 1 at the Canada West Track & Field Championship in Regina Friday.
Saskatchewan, on the men’s side looks to capture their first conference title since 2006-07. The Huskies hold first with 50 points, followed by the Regina Cougars in second place with 40 points. The Manitoba Bisons are third with 33 and are followed by the Victoria Vikes (33), Calgary Dinos (12), Trinity Western Spartans (12), Alberta Pandas (7) and Lethbridge Pronghorns (7).
Calgary leads the women’s table with 70 points, followed by Saskatchewan with 36.5. Regina is third at 34, followed by Trinity Western (33.5), Victoria Vikes (18), Alberta Golden Bears (15), Lethbridge Pronghorns (5) and Manitoba Bisons (3).
Saskatchewan won 10 combined medals on Day 1 including four gold, four silver and two bronze.
Amanda Banks captured the Huskies’ first gold of the meet clocking in at 2:51.27 in the women’s 1000-metre race. Morgan Sawatzky added first place finish winning the 300-metre dash in a time of 39.49. Donsberger struck gold in a time of 35.30 in the 300-metre men’s race, while Alex Fedyk finished second in the dash at 35.31.
Cole Digel secured Saskatchewan’s fourth gold of the day scoring 3314 points in the men’s pentathlon.
Both the men’s and women’s 4X800-metre relay teams won silver medals. The women’s team of Banks, Elecktra Charles, Tye Buettner and Julene Friesen clocked in at 9:00.90, while the men’s team of Davis Guenther Daniel Block, Emmett Harrison and Ryan Cox finished in 7:43.23.
Courtney Erickson captured the Huskies’ fourth silver with a leap of 3.80-metres in women’s pole vault.
Nolan Machiskinic captured a bronze in men’s weight throw tossing 15.46-metres, while Block added a bronze in the men’s 1000-metre race finishing in a time of 2:29.44.
Day 2 of the Canada West Championship begins at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.