|Bisons Bring Home Two Bronze Medals at CIS Track and Field Championships|
|Posted Saturday, March 10, 2012 8:51 PM|
|At the end of the 2012 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Track and Field Championships at University of Manitoba’s Max Bell Fieldhouse, the Manitoba Bisons earned their first two medal of the competition with bronze in the women’s 4x200m relay and men’s 4x400m relay.|
In overall team standings, the women’s team improved eight places from last season’s Championship as they finished 12th with 22 points. For the men, they were in 14th position with 10.5 points.
Bison track and field head coach Claude Berube stated from the Championship site, “Very excited with the finish and gaining two medals. We exceeded expectations and the building has been friendly to us when we host as we were close to Top 10 for women’s and the men’s competed hard. Overall, very pleased with the performances from our whole team.”
During the third and final day of the meet, Bison highlights included the Bison women’s 4x200m relay team improving six spots from their seed to place third (after Saskatchewan was disqualified) in a time of 1:41.59. “We gave it all we had and proud our finish against strong competition, “ stated fourth year Leah Harpelle. Lisa Wong and Kimberly-Ann Bordun ran their last race as fifth year in the 4x200 relay team and Wong picked up her first CIS medal and Bordun her second CIS medal.
The men’s 4x400m relay team blazed to a third place (won their timed final section) in a time of 3:16.57. Fifth year Zacharie Durand exclaimed, “We really left in out there. We knew what we had to do and the crowd really lifted us during the race for our best time of the season. This was Durand’s third CIS medal in his five year Manitoba career.
Other Bison result on day three was the Bison women’s 4x400m relay team placed fifth in a time of 3:50.15. There were 26 Bison athletes (14 men and 12 women) at the 2012 CIS Championship squad.
Bisons results after day three at the 2012 CIS T&F Championship
-Women 4x200 relay team 3rd in a time of 1:41.59
-Men 4x400 relay team 3rd in a time of 3:16.57
-Women 4x400 relay team 5th in a time of 3:50.15
Bisons results after day two at the 2012 CIS T&F Championship
-Arthur Buchanan – men high jump T-5th with a jump of 1.93m
-Melissa Richards – women pole vault 6th with a jump of 3.70m
-Alex Allen – women pole vault T-9th with a jump of 3.40m
-Women 4x800 relay team 5th in a time of 9:05.22
-Men 4x800 relay team 8th in a time of 7:44.10
-Women 4x200 relay team qualified for finals in a time of 1:40.56
-Men 4x200 relay team 9th; did not qualify for finals with 1:29.59
Bisons results after day one at the 2012 CIS T&F Championship
-Lisa Wong – women 60m 5th in a time of 7.71
-Sade Ogungbemi – women 60m 8th in a time of 7.73
-Paul Rydberg – men pentathlon 9th with 3390 points
-Zacharie Durand – men 600m 9th in a time of 1:20.56
|For more information, contact:|
Bison Sports Information Officer
Sport and Active Living Centre
Phone: (204) 474-7492