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Lakehead’s track & field team is splitting up this weekend for a pair of American meets; five athletes will be heading to Boston, Massachusetts for the Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational, with the remainder heading to Superior, Wisconsin for the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjacket Invitational.
The David Hemery Valentine Invitational is one of the biggest and most competitive meets in North America. There will be teams in attendance from all over the United States and Canada.
“Boston U has one of the fastest indoor tracks in the world,” Thunderwolves coach Kip Sigsworth says, “and when you combine that with amazing competition you end up with some extremely fast times. This will be a great opportunity for our athletes to compete and test themselves against some very strong competition.”
Rebekkah Pyle, Hailee Morisseau, Will McDonough, Derek Patterson, and Colin Warwick will represent Lakehead in Boston.
“We have had a great week of training, and now it’s time to get tough and compete,” Sigsworth says.
Thunderwolves athletes heading to Superior, Wisconsin for the Yellowjacket Invitational will see competition against several NCAA Division 2 & 3 teams from Minnesota and Wisconsin. Athletes representing Lakehead will include Braeden Prochnicki, Tia Lampo, and Kayla Gallo.
“This last weekend of competition before OUA championships is the final chance for athletes to achieve OUA standard,” Sigsworth says. “If they already have standard, it’s a final chance to fine-tune before OUA championships in two weeks.”
“I am excited to see what our athletes are able to do,” Sigsworth says.