Campus Life

Horns throwers off to nationals

Having each won their first conference title two weeks ago, freshmen athletes Kayla Gallagher and Peter Millman will be the only two University of Lethbridge Pronghorns competing at the CIS Track Championships this week, hosted by the University of Alberta.

Gallagher, a double medalist at the Canada West championships, will be the first to compete. She will participate in the meet's opening event, the weight throw, on Thursday afternoon. She will then take part in the shot put Friday afternoon.

Gallagher claimed the Canada West gold medal in the weight throw and her 16.85-metre toss was the furthest throw in CIS history by a first-year athlete.

Millman was also a double medalist at the Canada West championships. He will compete in the weight throw on Friday and the shot put on Saturday. Millman enters the CIS Championship undefeated in the weight throw; winning his first conference championship with a throw of 16.88 metres.

He missed winning the shot put event by 21 centimetres, earning the silver medal with a distance of 14.82 metres. Millman was also named the Canada West Rookie of the Year.