Eleven members of the StFX track & field team are heading to Winnipeg, Man. this weekend, March 7-9 to compete at the U SPORTS national championships. It is one of, if not the largest, delegation that StFX has sent to the championship in recent years. Athletes must qualify and earn for certain national standards in their respective events in order to be eligible to compete at the U SPORTS championship.
StFX first year head coach Eric Gillis notes, "StFX Track & Field is ready to compete with the best in U SPORTS. Our student-athletes are at peak fitness, mentally sharp, and aiming for personal best times and medal performances over the three-day championship."
"Angus [Rawling] has a shot at a medal in the 3000m and 1500m, and he is ready to compete. The rest of our individual athletes and relay teams are hungry to make finals and dip into top 10 rankings."
StFX has five members of the X-Men team and six X-Women athletes competing in various events. Rawling, a fourth year distance runner from Calgary, Alta. is the reigning national champion in the 3000m event. He became the first ever StFX athlete to win a gold medal in track & field last year and will be racing in the same 3000m event, along with the 1500m.
Fifth year sprinter Tim Brennan (Beechwood, NB) will be competing in the 600m race, as well as two relay events. Brennan, along with Brad Barclay (Coldwater, ON), Eric Sutton (Peterborough, ON) and Adrian Kinney (Bristol, NB) will be representing StFX in the 4x200m and 4x400m relay races.
On the women's side, StFX will be competing in all three relay races. Hana Marmura (Antigonish, NS), Jane Hergett (Port Williams, NS), Allie Flower (Lunenburg, NS) and Samantha Taylor (Canterbury, NB) will be racing in the 4x800m relay.
Flower will also be competing in the women's 300m event and Hergett will be racing in both the 600m and 1000m races for the X-Women.
A complete list of StFX athletes and their respective events, along with the schedules of these events can be found by CLICKING HERE.
The full U SPORTS championship schedule is available HERE.
The three-day championship will be webcast live each day via pay per view. Interested viewers can visit https://usports.live/ to subscribe. Live ongoing results of the championship are available by CLICKING HERE.