Sports in brief for week of March 22, 2023


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Manitoba Bisons show well at U Sports track and field nationals

Track and field athletes from the University of Manitoba turned in several solid performances at the U Sports national track and field meet in Saskatoon, which ran March 9-11 at the University of Saskatchewan Fieldhouse.

The Bisons men’s team finished third in the overall team competition, just a half-point behind the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, who were runners-up to the Guelph Gryphons. The women, meanwhile, earned enough points to finish seventh in a field of 23 Canadian universities.

Neil Noonan / Bison Sports

Members of the University of Manitoba Bisons men’s track and field team pose with their medals after finishing third at the U Sports national championships in Saskatoon on March 11.

Bisons medal-winners included the following:


  • Women’s high jump: Madisson Lawrence.
  • Women’s pentathlon: Madisson Lawrence
  • Women’s shot put: Anna McConnell
  • Men’s 4 x 400-metre relay team: Tyler Cox-Yestrau, Noel Kendle, Dawson Mann, Tristan Allen.


  • Men’s 4 x 800-metre relay team: Justin Kroeker, Dawson Mann, Calvin Reimer, Tristan Allen.


  • Men’s heptathlon: Max Speiser.

In addition, Tyler Cox-Yestrau placed fourth in the men’s 300-metre sprint; Graham Wright was fourth and Joshua Suelze was fifth in the men’s weight throw; and the men’s 4 x 200-metre relay team of Jordan Soufi, Sebastian Regnier, Tyler Cox-Yestrau and Tyrell Davis placed fourth.

AAAA JV basketball champions determined

The AAAA junior varsity high school basketball finals were held March 14 at Investors Group Athletic Centre at the University of Manitoba.

The Dakota Lancers defeated the Maples Marauders 74-64 take the girls’ AAAA title, while, on the boys’ side, the Garden City Gophers scored an 85-74 victory over the Vincent Massey Trojans.

The girls tournament all-stars were Lillian Vande Graaf (Vincent Massey); Jenelle Deato (Garden City); Gabriella Castres (Maples); Kaileah Walker (Maples); and Emilie McLean (Dakota). The most-valuable player was Taylor Schepp of Dakota.

Boys all-stars were Emmanuel Thon (Kildonan East); Manuel Nitro (St. Paul’s); Magnus Carlos (Vincent Massey); Joaquin Alvaria (Garden City); and Crue Gard (Garden City) The MVP was Reiden Olaes.

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