Track North Athletic Club's Madeleine Woods, competing for the University of Windsor, ran to a gold medal at the Ontario University (OUA) Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend in Windsor.
Woods, a third year Kinesiology student, posted a winning time of 1 minute 32.22 seconds. This result ranks Woods first in the Canadian Inter-University (CIS) rankings. Woods also finished 4th in the 1000m event with a final time of 2 minutes 56.08 seconds.
Track North coach, Darren Jermyn, commented, "Madeleine has taken her running to a whole new level. She had a breakthrough season last summer as she made the transition to running middle distance, but this result is simply incredible. She went into this meet as the number one seed and obviously handled the pressure well - not only did she win gold, but she ran 2 seconds faster than her previous best over the distance."
Track North's Tammy Dufresne, also competing for the University of Windsor, finished 6th in the 600m event in a time of 1 minute 36.70 seconds and was also a member of the gold medal winning 4 X 400m and 4 X 800m relay teams.
Woods and Dufresne will now compete at the CIS Championships to be held in Saskatoon, March 9th through 11th.