(VAUGHAN, ON) On the third and final day of the CIS Track and Field Championships, at York University, in Vaughan, Ontario, Grace Annear made UNB Varsity Reds Track and Field history, earning a silver medal in the 600-metres.
The medal is the first for UNB, at the CIS level, since the inception of the program, five years ago.
Annear covered the distance in a time of 1:29.96s.
Jenna Westaway, of the University of Calgary, won the race in 1:29.61s. Rachel Jewett, from the University of Toronto, was third, in 1:30.12s.
Annear’s performance also earned her second team All-Canadian status and, once again, lowered the UNB record in the event.
Also competing on the final day of the meet was Tess McDonald, who took part in the triple jump.
Her jump of 11.23 metres was good for 12th place.
This was McDonald’s first trip to the CIS meet, and no doubt a great experience for her.
Earlier in the meet, Annear took part in the women’s 1000-metre final, finishing 9th, in a time of 2:54.70s.
UNB scored 8 team points, finishing the meet in 19th place overall.
The University of Toronto won the women’s competition with 99 points, while the University of Windsor won the men’s title, scoring 93 points.
Full results can be found at: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/2016-cis-championships/4636/