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Thunderwolves VS OUA Championships
February 26, 2016 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Game Information
Windsor, Ont.
St Denis Centre
Game Score
OUA Championships
Tree 4th in 3000m
Quarrell 8th in 1500m
Game Review

Tree Misses Bronze by a Nose at OUA’s

Hugh Mullally | Track & Field

Lakehead’s track team ran well at the OUA indoor track championships over the weekend.

Kevin Tree 14-15Kevin Tree was the closest Thunderwolf to reaching the podium on the weekend, competing in the men’s 3000m on Friday evening. After leading for most of the race Tree was overtaken on the final lap and looked to stretch it out for the bronze medal, but was beaten by a nose (.16 of a second) and forced to settle for 4th place with a time of 8:21.35. Tyler White ran a new personal best (PB) in the 3000m with a time of 8:46.98, placing 13th.

In the women’s 3000m, Kayla Gallo and Marla Keyes placed 15th and 16th, respectively, thus improving on their ranking coming into the race (19 and 21).

Mason Quarrell and Tyler White both ran well in the 1500m on Saturday, Quarrell making an impressive effort, as he came into the race ranked 16th and placed 8th overall with a time of 3:58.31, placing 2nd in his section. White won his section and placed 17th overall in a time of 4:03.36.

In the women’s 1500m, Kayla Gallo ran a new PB with a time of 4:57.42, placing 20th while Marla Keyes was next in 21st place in a time of 5:07.38.

Coach Kip Sigsworth:

“Very good weekend, the athletes ran tough and finished better than their rankings coming in. Tree went for it in the 3km and just came up short of a medal. Mason got better each meet this season and was top 8 today after coming in ranked 16th. Tyler White had a break out season and set himself up well for a big final year next season.”

OUA Championship Results

Day 1 Results

Men’s 3000m
Kevin Tree 4th
Tyler White 13th

Women’s 3000m
Kayla Gallo 15th
Marla Keyes 16th

Day 2 Results

Men’s 1500m
Mason Quarrell 8th
Tyler White 17th
Women’s 1500m
Kayla Gallo 20th
Marla Keyes 21st

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