The medals continued to flow on day two of the OUA Track and Field Championships as Oluwasegun Makinde and Emma Galbraith continued their success from day one. In total the the Gee-Gees would capture three more medals on day two, bringing their total to nine – one short of the team record 10 from 2009.
Galbraith got things going early on in the day with a bronze in the 600m behind two runners from the University of Toronto including Olympian Sarah Wells. Emma’ s two medals should put her in good contention for an OUA rookie of the year award to be handed out later this week.
In the 60m, Oluwasegun Makinde needed his second best performance of the year, 6.83 seconds, to pick up his second silver of the meeting being edged out by Windsor’s Aaron Bowman. Following that performance, Makinde teamed up with Gabriel Tesfaye, Devin Biocchi and Michael Robertson to bring home bronze in the 4x400m relay. The quartet’s time was just 0.11 seconds off the gold medal and a minuscule 0.003 seconds out of silver.
While not producing a medal, rookie Nelson Cecereu did produce one of the more notable performances with his 4.51m clearance in the pole vault. Despite entering the competition ranked ninth, Cecereu improved to fifth based on his 14cm personal best and new school record. The jump now leaves him ranked seventh in the CIS.
The Gee-Gees will return to action this Saturday at the final Super Saturday Series Meet.