Gryphs surpass standards in own Last Chance meet

Gryphs surpass standards in own Last Chance meet

GUELPH – A total of 32 Guelph Gryphons recorded times and distances that would qualify them for the OUA track and field championships at their own Last Chance meet Saturday at the Gryphon Fieldhouse.

Many had previously met OUA championship meet standards, but used the Last Chance meet as a last chance for competition before this week’s championship meet at Windsor.

Two Gryphs surpassed the standards in high jump as Chloe Zaraska cleared 1.71 metres, better than the women’s standard of 1.60m, and Corbin deBlois cleared 1.99m. Men’s standard is 1.85m.

The men’s long jump standard is 6.30m and Logan Spicer leaped 7.13m. The women’s standard is 5.10m while three Gryphs jumped longer into the pit in the Gryphon Fieldhouse — Sonja Drosdowech (5.53m), Isabelle Lyn (5.30m) and Milenne Habash (5.29m).

Women’s triple jump standard of 11.10m was surpassed by Gryphs’ Csenge Lodi at 11.62m and Alex Harris at 11.22m.

Lynton Lam cleared 3.68m in women’s pole vault which bettered the standard of 3.60m.

Emily Fawcett registered a throw of 17.16m in women’s weight throw. The standard is 14.60.

Three Gryphs also bettered the shot put standards, 10.30 for women and 11.30 for men. Meghan Mori had a throw of 12.25m in the women’s competition while Benjamin Brewer (14.12m) and Afram Jolak (13.01m) beat the men’s standard.

The Gryphs had five women beat the standard of 1:39.90 and four men beat the standard of 1:24.30 in the 600m competitions.

Women topping the standard were Kayla Sanderson-Kirby (1:34.33), Katie Blunden (1:35.06), Beatrix Maddocks (1:36.38), Eirlys Rauliuk Dunn (1:38.39) and Maeve Pestonji (1:38.89) while the men to beat the standard were Eric Campbell (1:21.19), Carter Mikkelsen (1:22.30), Mason Basson (1:22.42) and Dylan Ferri (1:22.94).

Aided by former Gryphon and current Royal City Athletics club member Mark Patton, Kyle Madden turned in a time of 2:26.38 to top the standard of 2:35.50 in the men’s 1,000m.

Three Gryphs were well under the women’s 1,500m standard of 4:50.0 as Gabby Eastwood was timed in 4:42.53, Laura Kuszaj in 4:43.30 and Alexandra McDougall in 4:44.27.

Nicholas Bannon registered a time of 3:55.62 in the men’s 1,500m. The standard is 4:04.4.

Devynn Cromwell (6.89s), Grant White (7.08s), Jared Hughes (7.10s) and Auxanne Yavo (7.18s) were all under the standard of 7.40s in the men’s 60m while Charlotte Bishop (8.96s) was under the women’s 60m standard of 9.30s.

The OUA championships are to be held at Windsor Friday and Saturday.


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