Regina Cougars win Huskie-hosted Prairie Quad

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Nicole Betker

January 11, 2014, Saskatchewan (ISN) – The University of Regina Cougars won all six duals at the University of Saskatchewan Huskie-hosted Prairie Quad Saturday at the Saskatoon Field House.

On the men’s side, Regina topped Saskatchewan 66-57, defeated the Calgary Dinos 66-44 and the Alberta Golden Bears 69-60. On the women’s side, Regina won 68-63 over Saskatchewan, 67-63 over Calgary and 66-56 over the Alberta Pandas.

Alberta finished 2-1, Saskatchewan 1-2 and Calgary 0-3 in the men’s dual standings. On the women’s side, Saskatchewan was 2-1, Calgary 1-2 and Alberta 0-3.

The Saskatchewan men’s and women’s squads finished first in nine events, second in six and third in four on the day.

On the women’s side, Taryn Suttie, in her first CIS meet in two seasons, took double gold in the shot put and weight throw events. The CIS-shot put record holder threw 15.68-metres to finish first in shot put and 17.72-metres in weight throw.

Other gold medalists included Amanda Banks clocking in at 2:53.61 in the 1000-m race, Katrin Ritchie in the 600-m race in a time of 1:35.86 and Lauren Taylor leaping 1.70-metres in high jump.

Astrid Nyame (60-m hurdles, 8.85); Elecktra Charles (1000-m, 3:00.55); Courtney Erickson (pole vault, 3.55m) and the Huskie 4X200-m relay team (1:44.91) finished in second place for the Saskatchewan women. Mignon le Roux added a third place finish in pole vault for the Saskatchewan women.

On the men’s side, Nolan Machiskinic tossed 16.36-metres to earn gold in weight throw. He added silver in shot put with a throw of 15.67-metres.

Jared Olson (60-m hurdles, 8.57) and Davis Guenther (1000-m, 2:29.76) added gold medals for the reigning Canada West champion men’s team.

Other podium finishes for the Huskie men included: Ryan Kowalchuk (silver, 600-m, 1:22.74); Taryn Heidecker (bronze, 1500-m, 4:09.80); Cole Digel (bronze, high jump, 1.75-m) and Calen Auckland (bronze, pole vault, 3.40-m).

Canada West teams will travel to Edmonton January 17th for the annual Golden Bear Open.

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