Campus Life

Heather Steacy claims bronze

For the third consecutive year, University of Lethbridge Pronghorns thrower Heather Steacy earned a medal at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport track and field championships. For the first time however, it wasn't gold.

Steacy, the two-time defending champion in the weight throw, captured bronze at the CIS championship meet in Windsor, Ont. Thursday, throwing well but not reaching the personal-best level she would have needed to move up in the standings.

Steacy did battle back to get onto the medal podium, saving her best throw of the meet until the fourth round. Heading into that round, Steacy sat fourth and out of the medals but she moved into second with her best throw of the meet, registering a 17.82-metre throw. That throw was only 15 centimetres shy of her personal best, 17.97 metres.

In that same round, Liz Dubourt of University of Saskatchewan passed both Steacy and Sherbrooke's Annie Larose to win the title with a throw of 18.09m. Larose captured the silver with a throw of 17.98m.

Pronghorns thrower Jim Steacy, Heather's brother, will compete in the men's weight throw later Friday. He was named CIS male field athlete of the year for the fourth time in his career prior to the championship meet.