Anderson hits CIS standard in 1500m

McMaster’s Katie Anderson qualified for the Canadian Interuniversity Sports track championship’s 1,500m event with a time of 4:30.91 to place second at the McGill Team Challenge on the weekend.

In beating the CIS standard of 4:31.23, Anderson made a huge kick at the end of the race, but ran out of room chasing Toronto’s Tamara Jewett who won the race in a time of 4:30.18. Lindsay Carson of McMaster was very close in third place in 4:31.97 to grab the bronze, missing the CIS standard by 72/100th of a second.

Mac’s Victoria Coates was ninth with a seasonal best time of 4.38.70.

Anderson and Carson teamed up with Chelsea Mackinnon and Sarah Haliburton to place second in the 4×800 relay behind Western. The women’s 4×800 team ran 9:07.00 missing the CIS standard by 4/100th of a second.

Jessica Tat improved on her 600m season time running 1:36.95 and placing 10th while Chelsea Mackinnon placed 14th running an Ontario University Athletics standard of 1:38.06.

Laura Morrison ran a personal best time in the women’s 1000m, clocking at 2:58.53 ranking her seventh in OUA.

In the men’s competition, Graham Bowes ran a hug personal best time in the 1500m finishing in 3:53.86 to place fifth moving him to ninth in CIS rankings. His performance also ranked Bowes third all-time in McMaster history in the 1500m.

The Marauder men set numerous personal best times in the 3000m. Andrew Bysice was eighth in 8:42.24, while Jordan Bierema placed 11th in 8:44.05 and Ryan Tice was close behind in 12th running 8:44.44.

Rudy Baronette came close to McMaster’s 300m record, running 35.51 and placing 8th overall. Jimmy Tat, who held the record last year before it was broken by teammate Scott Hutchinson, ran 35.99. Hutchinson who is sidelined with an injury presently holds the record in 35.17.

Baronette, Tat, George Dicenzo and Brandon Huzevka placed sixth in the men’s 4X400m relay. Dicenzo also ran the 600m, running a personal best in 1:24.18.

The McMaster women’s track team placed 11th against 22 competing schools while the men finished 12th.