A week after the disappointing cancellation of the Valentine Invitational due to heavy snows in Boston, the Laurentian women's indoor track team made the trip to Guelph Feb. 15-16 to compete at the Last Chance Invitational.
They returned with two medals, two personal bests and two additional qualifiers for the OUA championships, according to a news release.
Katie Wismer placed second in the 1,500-metre, running a season's-best time of 4:50.11. She was followed by Alyssa Bedard with a personal best time of 5:00.89 and Michelle Kennedy who ran 5:07.96, also with a personal best.
Adrienne Wilson returned with her second medal in two meets, placing third in the 1,000-metre with a time of 3:06.57. She was followed by Samantha Edwards in ninth with a time of 3:12.82, Coralea Kappel in 12th with 3:19.25 and Jenna Thornber in 17th with 3:25.69.
Thornber also ran the 600-metre, finishing 13th in 1:49.74.
Triple jumpers Alicia Violin and Jackie Bray hit OUA qualifying standards in their signature event, placing fourth and fifth respectively with jumps of 10.98m ad 10.82m.
It was an indoor personal best for Violin. Bray kept the Laurentian faithful on the edge of their seats by waiting until her final jump to break the qualifying mark.
Both athletes also competed in the long jump with Violin placing seventh with a five-metre jump and Bray ninth with a 4.64-meter jump. Violin's mark broke the OUA standard. Violin also ran the 60-metre hurdles, finishing fourth with a time of 10.43.
Athletes from Guelph, Windsor, McMaster, Western, Laurier, Laurentian and several track clubs competed in the event.
The Laurentian squad's next meet is the OUA Championships in Windsor.
Athletes from Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club also competed in Guelph this weekend:
-Ashley Huard won the women's 60-metre, running a time of 7.87 (7.97 heat).
-Ross Proudfoot, racing for the University of Guelph, placed third in the 1,500-metre with a time of 3:54.31.
-Emma Tallman, representing Western University, placed first in the 1,500-metre with a time of 4:38.43.
-Andre Pelland finished 16th in the 60-metre with a time of 7.47. He also raced the night before at the Hal Brown Invitational, placing 3rd with a time of 37.18.