Women’s Track & Field News

Jessy Lacourse of Laval and Mark Bujnowski of Guelph have been named the U SPORTS track and field athletes of the week for the period ending February 26, 2023.

Jessy Lacourse, Laval
Events: Middle distance
Hometown: Quebec City, Que.
Year of eligibility: 5th
Academic program: Psychopedagogy/Orthopedagogy (M)

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Jessy Lacourse of the Laval Rouge et Or won three gold medals at the RSEQ Track & Field Championships in Montréal and was named the outstanding female athlete of the season, outstanding female athlete of the provincial championship and outstanding female athlete in track. The senior ran the fastest indoor 1500 metres in Québec history (4:20.54), placing her second fastest in the county while running the fastest in the country in 1000 metres and 3000 metres.

Mark Bujnowski, Guelph
Events: Thrower
Hometown: Mount Brydges, Ont.
Year of eligibility: 5th
Academic program: Agriculture

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Mark Bujnowski swept the men’s throwing titles at the OUA championships this year to help the Gryphons earn their sixth consecutive sweep of the OUA banner. Bujnowski earned the first of two medals of the meet with an impressive 19.43 metre throw, 1.44m longer than the second-place throw. The Mount Brydges, Ontario, native then set a new meet record with an 18.53 metre shot put throw. With that event win, Bujnowski has won the OUA competition in shot put in all of his five years, as well as three consecutive wins in men’s weight throw.