Campus Life

Track stars earn weekly honours

University of Lethbridge Pronghorn track and field athletes Peter Millman and Kayla Gallagher have earned recognition as Subway Pronghorn athletes of the Week after impressive performances at the Canada West Track and Field Championships.

Millman, a first-year thrower, continued his impressive season by earning two medals at the conference championships this past weekend in Regina. With that, he's punched his ticket to the CIS Championship in two weeks in Edmonton.

The Truro, Nova Scotia product remained undefeated in the weight throw versus CIS competition and earned his first conference title with a throw of 16.88 metres. That throw was also the third longest toss by any freshman in CIS history.

Millman then narrowly missed earning his second Canada West gold medal, finishing second in the shot put by only 21 centimetres.

Truro, Nova Scotia native Gallagher continues to make a mark in her first season with the Pronghorn track team, medaling twice at the Canada West Championships.

In the weight throw event, Gallagher's 16.85 metre toss was the longest in CIS history by a rookie and in turn earned her first conference title. She followed up that performance with a silver medal in the shot put with a distance of 12.94 metres.

Gallagher was an honorable mention for the Canada West rookie of the year and field event athlete of the year awards and will compete in both events at the CIS Championships in Edmonton, Mar. 8-10.