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CIS Track & Field Championships: Biswal Wins CIS Gold in Women's 60m Hurdles

Friday March 11, 2016
York Athletics

Devyani Biswal was golden at the CIS Championships on Friday night at York University. The Ottawa native finished first and captured the Gee-Gees first ever CIS medal in the women’s 60m hurdles, all while making history in the process. Biswal’s gold-medal winning time of 8.40 set a new Gee-Gees record in the event.

Gee-Gees Competition Recap:

Women’s 60m Hurdles

Twice in the same hour, Biswal set both personal and Gee-Gees records in the women’s 60m hurdles. After posting an 8.44 run in her preliminary heat, Biswal smashed her own time in the Gold medal race with a time of 8.40.  Biswal flew out of the starting blocks in the finals, easily distancing herself from the rest of the field, beating out second-place Sarah Hammond (Guelph) by .04 seconds.

Men’s 60m Hurdles

Scott Hancock narrowly missed the finals of the men’s 60m hurdle, finishing 4th in his preliminary heat and 9th overall with a time of 8.48.

Men’s High Jump

Both Steve Nkusi and Yvan Ntivumbura had strong performances, but fell short of medalling in the men’s high jump final. Nkusi finished in 5th place with a 2.04m, falling just short of the 2.10m to stay in the competition. Ntivumbura was just behind his teammate, finishing in 7th place with a 2.01m jump.

Men's Heptathlon  

Jacob Powrie was the only Gee-Gee to participate in the Men’s Heptathlon, finishing in eighth place with 3382 points. On Thursday, Powrie posted a 7.53 run in the 60m, a 6.31m long jump, threw a 12.36 shot put and leaped 1.84m in the high jump. In Friday's second-half, Powrie posted a 9.05 run in the 60m hurdles and a 3.60m jump in the pole vault. Powrie rounded out the competition with a solid 2:55:10 run in the 1000m.