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The University of Saskatchewan Huskies were crowned men’s champions, while the University of Calgary Dinos won the women’s title at the 2013 Canada West Track & Field Championship in Regina Saturday.

Saskatchewan captured their first title since the 2006-07 season. The Huskies scored 91 points to hold first place. It is their 18th championship in team history.

The Regina Cougars finished second on the men’s side with 78 points, followed by the Manitoba Bisons (64), Victoria Vikes (61), Calgary Dinos (44), Trinity Western Spartans (34), Alberta Golden Bears (22) and Lethbridge Pronghorns (15).
Calgary ran away with the women’s title scoring 122 points. Trinity Western finished second (70), Saskatchewan (53), Alberta (49), Regina (47), Victoria (43) and Lethbridge and Manitoba (12).

To secure the championship banner, Saskatchewan had gold medal performances in both the men’s 4X400-metre relay and 4X200-metre relay. The 4X200 team of Alex Fedyk, Ryan Graf, Kyle Donsberger and Tyler Young clocked in at 1:28.33, while the 4X400 team of Fedyk, Donsberger, Young and Davis Guenther finished in 3:21.12.

The Huskie men’s team also got a boost from Nolan Machiskinic’s gold medal performance in shot put with a throw of 15.03-metres. Cossy Nachilobe also earned a silver medal with a leap of 14.12-metres in men’s triple jump.

The women’s lone medal on Day 2 was a bronze medal in the 4X400-metre relay. The team of Amanda Banks, Katrin Ritchie, Morgan Sawatzky and Julene Friesen finished in a time of 3:48.66.

The Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships takes place March 7-9 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. The Huskie athletes who finished first or second at the conference championship, or have made CIS standard in their event will compete on the national stage.

Team Rankings:

Women’s Standings

1 – Calgary 122

2 – Trinity Western 70

3 – Saskatchewan 53

4 – Alberta 49

5 – Regina 47

6 – Victoria 43

T7 – Lethbridge 12

T7 – Manitoba 12

Men’s Standings

1 – Saskatchewan 91

2 – Regina 78

3 – Mantioba 64

4 – Victoria 61

5 – Calgary 44

6 – Trinity Western 34

7 – Alberta 22

8 – Lethbridge 15

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