The Lions' 2011-2012 Season Is Winding Down

Posted by York & U on March 14, 2012

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Celine Freeman-Gibb, Elizabeth Petrov and Cynthia Appiah
From left, Celine Freeman-Gibb, Elizabeth Petrov and Cynthia Appiah at the 2012 OUA Track and Field Championships. Image courtesy of YFile.

The end of February and early March are an exciting time for anyone who follows vasity sports. As the winter term winds down, so do the various winter sports. While the results for the varsity hockey and fencing teams came in this week, the big news for York is the end of the track and field season.

Eleven Lions took home medals at the OUA championship hosted at Keele February 24-25. York took home a total of 13 medals and set almost as many personal and league records. The Lions won medals in the pole vault, shot put, triple jump, weight throw, 4x400m relay, 60m sprint and 300m sprint. Many of the athletes also qualified for the CIS championships, which are held at the University of Manitoba March 8-10.

The women’s fencing team didn’t fair quite so well, but Kayla Lambie earned the Fred Wach Trophy for her gold medal win in the women’s sabre. Lambie is the first York student to win an OUA fencing event since 1988, when Scott Martel won the Schwende-Tully Trophy for winning the men’s sabre gold.

March is an exciting month for student athletes as they gear up for OUA and CIS championships. With all the excellent athletes on our teams, York is hoping for some national titles. For more information on interuniversity sports, visit the Future Students website.