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CIS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP DAY 12014-03-06

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies didn't waste anytime winning three medals on Day 1 of the CIS Track & Field Championship hosted by the University of Alberta in Edmonton Thursday.

Rookie sprinter Kenrick Hanna matched his Huskie-record breaking time of 6.69 in the 60-metre dash for a second place finish. Taryn Suttie added her fifth CIS medal with a silver medal toss of 18.21-metres in weight throw. Lauren Taylor added a bronze medal performance accummulating a personal best 3,667 points in the pentathlon.

In the men’s team standings, the OUA champion Lancers hold a big lead after Day 1, as they sit in first place with 23 points, while the York Lions are second with 12 points and the Sherbrooke Vert Et Or are third with 11 points. Saskatchewan is fourth with 10 points.

Despite missing a key competitor, in 2014 CIS Female Track Event Athlete of the Year Jenna Westaway, who is competing for Canada at the World Indoor Championships in Poland, the defending national champion Calgary Dinos are tied for first in the women’s standings, at 19 points, along with the Guelph Gryphons. Windsor is in third place with 18 points. The Huskies are fourth with 17 points.

Other Huskies competing on Day 1 included: Michelle Young finished sixth in the 60-metre dash clocking in at 7.58; Cole Digel finished seventh with 3595 in the pentathlon; Davis Guenther, Amanda Banks and Katrin Ritchie did not qualify for the 600-metre final; Olena Oleniuk finished 12th in a toss of 14.60-metres and the men's 4X200-metre relay team qualified for the finals.

CHAMPIONSHIP WEBSITE (complete results)

TEAM STANDINGS: AFTER DAY 1
Women
1. Guelph, 19 points
1. Calgary, 19
3. Windsor, 18
4. Saskatchewan, 17
5. York, 12
5. Toronto, 12
7. Lethbridge, 10
8. Trinity Western, 4
8. Waterloo, 4
10.Western, 1
10. Sherbrooke, 1

Men
1. Windsor, 23 points
2. York, 12
3. Sherbrooke, 11
4. Saskatchewan, 10
5. Alberta, 6
6. McGill, 4
6. Regina, 4
8. Manitoba, 3
8. Laval, 3
10. Calgary, 1
10. Guelph, 1

INDIVIDUAL MEDALLISTS: DAY 1

Weight Throw (W)
1. Kayla Gallagher, Lethbridge 18.66
2. Tayrn Suttie, Saskatchewan, 18.21
3. Sarah Dougherty, Guelph, 17.19

60m (W)
1. Khamica Bingham, York, 7.26 (CIS Championship Record)
2. Marissa Kurtimah, Guelph, 7.52
3. Jalicia Clarke, Windsor, 7.53

60m (M)
1. Dontae Richards-Kwok, York, 6.61
2. Kenrick Hanna, Saskatchewan, 6.69
3. Harold Vulgaire, Sherbrooke, 6.72

Pentathlon (W)
1. Rachel Machin, Calgary, 4,165
2. Rachael McIntosh, Calgary, 4,063
3. Lauren Taylor, Saskatchewan, 3,667

Pentathlon (M)
1. Branden Wilhelm, Windsor, 3,881
2. Jesse Drennan, Windsor, 3,816
3. Stephen McPhee, Alberta, 3,692

DAY 2 & DAY 3 SCHEDULE (selected events webcast daily at www.CIS-SIC.tv)

Friday, March 7
16:30    Shot Put (W) Final
16:30    60m Hurdles (W) Heats
16:45    60m Hurdles (M) Heats
17:00    Long Jump (M) Final
17:00    Pole Vault (W) Final
17:00    1000m (W) Final
17:10    1000m (M) Final
17:30    60m Hurdles (M) Final
17:40    60m Hurdles (W) Final
17:50    300m (W) Heats
18:05    300m (M) Heats
18:30    3000m (W) Final
18:50    3000m (M) Final
19:00    Weight Throw (M) Final
19:00    High Jump (M) Final
19:00    Long Jump (W) Final
19:40    300m (W) Final
19:50    300m (M) Final
20:00    4x800m Relay (W) Final
20:15    4x800m Relay (M) Final

Saturday, March 8
12:30    Triple Jump (W) Final
12:30    Pole Vault (M) Final
13:15    600m (W) Final
13:30    600m (M) Final
14:15    4x200m Relay (W) Final
14:25    4x200m Relay (M) Final
14:30    High Jump (W) Final
14:45    Triple Jump (M) Final
14:45    Shot Put (M) Final
14:45    1500m (W) Final
15:00    1500m (M) Final
16:00    4x400m Relay (W) Final
16:15    4x400m Relay (M) Final



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