Track and badminton stars shine in busy May for 'Stangs

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

The Mustangs are bringing home the hardware left, right and centre this summer and looking solid for next season.

Western’s track and field team owned the podium at the Windsor Open on May 12, picking up three medals at the tournament, including a first place finish for Miguel Wason. Wason took the gold in the 200m with a personal best outdoor time of 21.44 seconds.

Mario Rigby, a 2007/08 Mustangs recruit, also wore gold in the 400m.

Alanna Boudreau won silver in the triple jump competition. Boudreau jumped 11.32m for second place, but unfortunately suffered a knee injury later in the event, forcing her to withdraw.

Jen Cotten placed third in the 100m hurdle race with a time of 14.78. Cotten finished eighth in the 200m with a personal best time of 25.64, and just missed a medal in the long jump with a 5.39m leap.

The Mustangs badminton team took home more bling at the Canadian University/College Badminton Championships in Waterloo held from May 18-20. Jenn Lam won the singles and earned two silvers in mixed doubles. Western placed third overall after losing the semi-final game to Montreal.

Western’s men’s volleyball lost integral veterans following last season’s finish, but things are looking up with two new recruits for the 2007/08 season. Aric Sudicky, a transfer student, and Demetri Kantzos, a high school graduate, have committed to the team for the upcoming season.

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