Weekend wrap: Lions finish in top 5 at 2016 CIS Track and Field Championships

CIS day two CIS day three The York Lions finished the third and final day of the 2016 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Track and Field Championships ranked fourth in the men’s team standings and fifth in women’s teams standings, after a stellar three days of performances by the track and field squad.

CIs day oneOne of most anticipated events of the day saw David McKay of the hometown York Lions pick up his incredible fourth consecutive CIS gold medal in the men’s pole vault. The fifth-year senior was grateful to end his university career on a high note on his home turf. More details on the York Lions website.

A day prior, on day two of the CIS Championships, the Lions brought home four medals as well as one CIS Championship record.

York’s Brittany Crew set a new CIS Championships record in the women’s shot put with a toss of 16.96m. It was the second gold medal of the meet for Crew, who also picked up the gold in the women’s weight throw on day one. More details.

On the opening day of the CIS Championships the Lions started strong as they won three medals in the first four events of the meet.

Sheereen Harris placed second in the women’s 60m with a time of 7.54sec, and Bismark Boateng also won the silver medal in the men’s 60m in a time of 6.74 seconds. More details.

2016 CIS Track and Field Championships kicks off for Lions with Crew and Harris winning CIS awards

CISLions track and field stars Crew and Harris picked up some more post-season hardware on Thursday, as they were named major Canadian Interuniversity Sport Award Winners at the National Awards Luncheon prior to the start of the 2016 CIS indoor track and field championships, presented by Muscle MLK.

Crew won the Female Field Event Performer of the Year, while Harris won the Female Student-Athlete Community Service Award. More details.

Quartet of men’s hockey Lions named OUA West award winners

A Lion from every area of the ice was honoured on Thursday, as forward Trevor Petersen, defenceman Derek Sheppard, goaltender Chris Perugini and head coach Chris Dennis were all named as part of the 2015-16 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) men’s hockey major award winners and all-stars for the West Division.

Peterson and Sheppard were named first-team OUA all-stars, Perugini was named a second-team all-star and Dennis was named OUA Coach of the Year. More details.

Szwarc named CIS second-team all-Canadian

The post-season awards keep coming for Lions outside hitter Arthur Szwarc, as he was recognized on a national level as a Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) second-team all-Canadian for the 2015-16 season, the CIS announced Wednesday (March 9).

The 6-foot-10 Szwarc had an outstanding sophomore season with the Lions, as he ranked third in the OUA in points (331), sixth in points per set (4.5), sixth in service aces (22), fourth in kills (248), and ninth in kills per set (3.35). He was also a defensive force at the net as he ranked first in the OUA in total blocks (93) and blocks per set (1.26). More details.

Women’s basketball backcourt duo named to OUA All-Rookie Team

The future looks bright for the York Lions women’s basketball team as the backcourt duo of Katrina Collins-Samuels and Sandra Nagowska were named to the Ontario University Athletics all-rookie team on Monday as part of the OUA’s year-end awards. More details.