Guelph Gryphons

Gryphons claim 20 medals at York U’s Xmas Open meet

TORONTO — The Guelph Gryphons returned from York University’s annual Xmas Open track and field meet Saturday with 20 medals.

The Gryphs won eight gold, seven silver and five bronze medals.

And Erika Fiedler of the Speed River Track and Field Club won gold in the women’s pole vault as she cleared 3.65 metres. Tessa Hamilton of the Gryphs won silver by clearing 3.35 metres.

Sarah Hammond led a Gryphon sweep of the medals in the women’s 60-metre hurdles as she won in 8.48 seconds. Teammate Hailey Hitchings was a close second in 8.49 seconds and Emma Nero was third in 9.53 seconds.

Guelph’s Graham Pitfield and Thomas Weigl were in a four-way tie for gold in the men’s pole vault with Jason Clare and Sam Adams of the York Lions. All cleared 4.40m.

Gryphons took the top two positions in both the men’s 300 metres and women’s long jump.

Brandon Shirk won the men’s 300m in 35.09 seconds while Graeme Thompson was second in 35.66 seconds.

Erin Young leaped 5.36 metres to win the women’s long jump while Vanessa Oliver was second at 5.33m.

Jackson Cheung of the Gryphs took the men’s 60m hurdles in 8.39 seconds.

Gryphons swept the wins in the high jump events as Sean Cate cleared 2.10 metres to win the men’s competition and Gabby Marton cleared 1.65 metres to win the women’s event.

The Gryphs also had three two-three finishes as they accomplished that in both the men’s and women’s 60m and the women’s 300m.

Shyvon Roxborough was runner-up in the women’s 60m in 7.70 seconds while Jenna Smith was third in 7.76 seconds. Juliet Bosiako of the Extreme Velocity Club won in 7.58 seconds.

Matt Creelman was the silver medalist in the men’s 60m in 6.94 seconds while Jayden Kelly was third in 6.97 seconds. Karson Kowalchuk of Extreme Velocity won in 6.89 seconds.

Jenna Smith was second in the women’s 300m in 40.11 seconds while Lauren D’Agnolo was third in 40.78 seconds. Christy Ihunaegbo of York won in 39.68 seconds.

Justice Archer of the Gryphs was third in the men’s long jump with a leap of 6.25 metres. Unattached competitor Myron Barnes won at 6.94metres while Mukonk Siakalenge of York was second at 6.33 metres.

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