University Indoor Track & Field Team
Sunday, February 19, 2023
“Ford Wins Another
The Laurentian varsity track and field
team travelled to Toronto this past weekend to compete
at the Hal Brown Memorial Indoor Track and Field Meet
hosted by the University of Toronto. This competition
provided the Vees with a final opportunity to improve
their provincial ranking or set qualifying marks prior
to the OUA Championships set for the University of Windsor,
February 24 & 25th.
MBA Student, Tre
Ford (Niagara Falls) led the Vees by claiming another
gold medal in the men’s 60 metre sprint.
Ford matched his season best
time of 6.94 seconds in the final. Ford will enter the
OUA Championships ranked 9th in the province.
Second year kinesiology student, Naomi Palmer (Sudbury)
met the OUA qualifying standard in the women’s 60
metre event, running a personal best of 8.27 seconds in
the heats. Palmer went on to place 12th in the finals
with a time of 8.46 seconds. Palmer also set a new personal
best in the 300 metre event, placing fourth in a time
of 44.16 seconds.
Other top-10 performances by the Vees included second
year nursing student Kristen Mrozewski (Sudbury) who placed
8th in the women’s 1,000 metres in a time of 3:00.27.
This mark places Mrozewski at the #9 all-time spot in
Laurentian history. First year nursing student Brandon
Radey (Sudbury) placed 10th in the men’s 600 metre
event in a time of 1:27.35.
This marks the end of the OUA Indoor Track & Field
regular season. Laurentian will be represented at the
OUA Championships, hosted by the University of Windsor,
February 24 & 25, by Naomi Palmer (60m, 300m), Kristen
Mrozewski (600m, 1000m), Sarah Booth (1000m), Pascale
Gendron (1500m, 3000m), Tre Ford (60m) and Tristan Routhier
Photos courtesy of Cameron Date