SASKATOON - Six University of Saskatchewan Huskie track and field athletes and two relay teams stood atop the podium, while 12 others earned medals at the 47th Annual Downtown Lions Sled Dog Open.
Lenny Williams, Garrett Peters, Jared Olson, Bailey Culbertson and the 4 x 200m relay and 4 x 400m relay teams all won gold medals on the men's side. For the women's team, Astrid Nyame and Olena Olenick each recorded top finishes.
The University of Alberta Golden Bears & Pandas, the University of Calgary Dinos, the University of Regina Cougars and any senior level participants all competed at the Sled Dog.
Williams won an exciting 60m final in a time of 7.05 seconds as the Huskies swept the podium with Austin Edwards and Jared Olson finishing second and third.
Peters earned his gold medal in the 600m race with a time of 1:20.72.
Olson picked up his second individual medal in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.33. Teammate Austin Edwards snagged a bronze medal to go along with his silver in the 60m.
Culbertson won gold in the weight throw with a toss of 14.07m, with fellow Huskie Cole Fry coming in third.
Both of the men's relay teams won gold on their home track. The 4 x 200m team finished with a time of 1:31.20, while the 4 x 400m team posted a time of 3:23.62.
Astrid Nyame finished in top spot in the women's 60m hurdle final in a time of 8.68.
Olena Olenick was the other Huskie gold medallist with a throw of 17.61m in the weight throw.
Other Huskie medalists from the women's team include Sophia Zemlak (3rd, 60m), Julianne Labach (3rd, 1500m), Jessica Buettner (2nd, Shot Put) 4 x 200m relay team (2nd) and the 4 x 400m relay team (2nd).
The next meet for the Huskies is the Golden Bear Open January 22-23 hosted by the University of Alberta. Saskatchewan will host the 2016 Canada West Track & Field Championships February 26-27 at the Saskatoon Field House.