University of Saskatchewan Huskies’ Astrid Nyame repeated as 60-metre hurdles champion on Day 1 of the Canada West Track & Field Championship in Regina.

 

Nyame struck gold with a time of 8.48.

 

Bronze podium finishes on Day 1 went to Julie Labach (1000m, 2:53.23), Austin Edwards (60-m hurdles, 8.42) and rookie Karson Lehner (300-m, 34.47).

 

The Saskatchewan women concluded Day 1 in third place with 27 points, while the men are in eighth with 12 points.

 

Twelve other Huskie women competed on Day 1 including  Katie Farmer (6th, 1000-m, 3:02.93);

Brandy Blahut (15th, 1000m, 3:13.01); Shayna Uhryn (5th, 3000m, 10:09.38); Courtney Hufsmith (7th, 3000m, 10:15.83); Astrid Nyame (4th, long jump, 5.95m); Renee Kennedy (5th, long jump, 5.57m); Leadan Chartier (8th, pole vault, 3.60m) ; Kayla Wharton (10th, pole vault, 3.51m); Jessica Buettner (4th, shot put, 11.84m); Jessica Parson (10th, shot put, 10.00m); Vashanti Simmons (4th, 60m hurdles, 8.99) and the 4x800m relay team (5th, 9:22.01).

 

Other men’s finishes on Day 1 included Cole Fry (4th, weight throw, 14.95m); Kody Grigor (8th, long jump, 6.52-m); Robert Bigsby (9th, 1000-m, 2:31.80) and the 4×800-m relay team (6th, 7:48.97).

 

Day 2 is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at the Regina Fieldhouse.

 

Women’s Team Standings

Alberta 62

Calgary 46½

Trinity Western 32

Saskatchewan 27

Manitoba 17½

Regina 17

Victoria 8

Lethbridge 6

 

Men’s Team Standings

Victoria 32

Alberta 25

Regina 24

Trinity Western 19

Calgary 18

Manitoba 17

Lethbridge 16

Saskatchewan 12