Campus Life

Horns look for medals at CIS Track Championships

After collecting four medals at the Canada West championship meet two weeks ago in Edmonton, four University of Lethbridge Pronghorns track athletes will return to Edmonton in search of more hardware at the CIS Championships.

Thrower Peter Millman was a double medalist at the Canada West Championships and is looking to add a national title to his resumé.

The three-day event, hosted for the second straight year by the University of Alberta, gets under way Thursday, Mar. 6 with the season awards luncheon at Lister Hall.

The first final of the national meet, the women’s weight throw, follows shortly after, at 2:30 p.m. The championships conclude Saturday afternoon with the always exciting 4x400m relays. Selected events will be webcast live daily at and live results can be found at

Double Canada West gold medalist Peter Millman leads the small Horns contingent of three males and one female set to compete in Edmonton.

Millman, who won both the Canada West weight throw and shot put events while setting new personal best marks in both, enters the meet ranked third in the CIS in weight throw and fourth in the shot put. Joining Millman in the two men’s throws events will be Ryan Sommer.

Sommer finished just off the podium at the Canada West championships, placing fourth in both throws events and will enter the CIS meet ranked 12th and 13th in the shot and weight throw respectively.

Canada West Rookie of the Year Aaron Hernandez rounds out the Horns men’s participants at the national meet, and will compete in the triple jump and long jump events. The triple jump Canada West gold medalist is ranked second in the CIS with a best jump of 15.03 metres.

Defending CIS weight throw champion Kayla Gallagher is the lone female Pronghorn to qualify for the CIS Championships, and enters the meet as the favourite in the weigh throw. Despite not training in shot put for the majority of the year, she is also ranked 10th nationally in that event.