Men’s Track & Field News

The undefeated Brock Badgers have made women’s basketball history being ranked the top seed for the first time in their program’s history.

With a decisive 72-53 over the McMaster Marauders (6-4), the Badgers (10-0) extended their win streak to 10 games to begin the season.

In the road victory, senior forward Samantha Keltos scored a team-high 17 points while Mackenzie Robinson poured in 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Brock.

Keltos has been unconscious from beyond the arc this season, shooting threes at a 47.7 percent clip.

The Badgers defence has suffocated opponents and their 53.2 points allowed per game ranks second in U SPORTS.

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In men’s hoops, the undefeated Carleton Ravens (9-0) remain atop the rankings. The No. 1 Ravens defeated the Ottawa Gee-Gees (8-1) 71-58 in the Capital Hoops Classic last Friday to continue their dominance over the OUA East division.

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The Guelph Gryphons are the top team in both men’s and women’s track and field in the first rankings of the season.

On the women’s side, Sadie-Jane Hickson was dominant at the Hal Brown meet, hosted by the University of Toronto, running to gold in the 600m.

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On the men’s side, Craig Thorne ran to individual gold in the 60m hurdles event at the Can-Am Track Classic held in Windsor. The third-year sprinter also captured second place in the 4x400m relay, falling second to Guelph’s other relay team.

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In women’s volleyball, the Trinity Western Spartans (13-1) remain the team to beat after defeating the Fraser Valley Cascades (5-9) in a pair of matches last week. The sweep gives Trinity Western 10 consecutive victories.

In the OUA, No.3 The Brock Badgers (9-0) remain undefeated and move up the rankings with a series sweep over the Western Mustangs (5-4).

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In men’s volleyball, the No.1 Trinity Western Spartans (14-0) remain the top seed after dispatching the Fraser Valley Cascades (1-15) in a pair of straight-set victories. Brodie Hofer leads the undefeated Spartans with 213 kills in 14 matches played.

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In women’s hockey, the No.1 Toronto Varsity Blues (11-1) remain the top seed for the third consecutive week in action after defeating the No. 10 Nipissing Lakers (7-3) 4-1. Céline Frappier and Lauren MacDonnell both chipped in a goal and an assist in the winning effort.

The StFX X-Women (13-5) jumped up the rankings to the No. 3 spot after defeating the UPEI Panthers (11-7) 7-1 before taking down the No. 5 St. Mary’s Huskies (14-4) in a 4-3 comeback victory.

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On the men’s side, the No.1 UNB Reds (18-2) remain in the driver’s seat after defeating the UPEI Panthers (9-10)  in a narrow 3-2 victory last weekend.

The UQTR Patriotes (6-3) jump into the No.6 position after splitting a pair of games with the Ottawa Gee-Gees (6-5) to share the lead of the OUA Far East Division.

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In women’s swimming, the No.1 UBC Thunderbirds remain the top squad as competition remained idle.

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In the men’s pool, the No. 1 UBC Thunderbirds still reign supreme, sitting atop the rankings for another week. The T-Birds will look to continue their success at the U SPORTS Swimming Championships held at the University of Laval on March 24-26.

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