Lions Win 11th Provincial Senior Title

The Ottawa Lions captured their third consecutive  Senior Division Club Championships on the weekend by amassing 200 points in a broad range of events.  The University of Toronto Track Club was second with 163 and London-Western third at 125.  Project Athletics (84), University of Windsor Alumni Club (74) and York University T.C. took the next three spots.  For the Lions, the Senior title was their 11th in the 14 years that club champions have been declared.

In the Junior Division, the Lions lost their first provincial title in nine years to the National Champion University of Toronto Track Club.  It was the second time in two weeks the Lions had been defeated by UTTC which halted the club’s seven year reign as national champions in Ste Therese. The UTTC scored 150 points, 28 ahead of the second place Lions (122). The Windsor Legion was third with 80 points while Speed Academy and Speed River tied for 4th at 69 points as South Simcoe-Dufferin (61) took the 6th position.

Scores include points earned at earlier championships, including Combined Events, 10,000m, JW 5000m, 10km Walk but exclude scores from athletes in the top 8 but with performances that fail to achieve Level 1 in the AO Step Up Programme.

– With files from Athletics Ontario