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Stanat double gold

Stanat double gold at indoor meet

 St. Thomas native PBs winning shot put and weight throw



    January 13, 2024


By Rob J. Ross 

WINDSOR, Ont. - A.J. Stanat of St. Thomas a had pair of personal best (PB) throws taking gold twice, at the Can Am Classic two day indoor track and field meet at the University of Windsor.



Stanat, with the host Windsor Lancers, set a PB winning men's weight throw Saturday with a toss of 16.97 metres, after a PB of 15.88 metres took the men's shot put title on Friday.

"Feeling great heading into the season," Stanat said, following the meet. "Practices and training in the weight room have been solid so far. I've been working very closely with both my coaches to improve every technical aspect of my throws, and it's certainly paid off.

Stanat, a Parkside Collegiate grad, who trains with St. Thomas Legion Club during the summer, is looking forward to the university provincial championships and qualifying for U-Sports.

"Still more work to do," Stanat added. "I need to consistently continue to put in work, and I'm excited to do so. I look forward to each opportunity that I have to compete."

Stanat did meet the U-Sports standard in shot put and now wants to add weight throw to his trip to the Canadian university championships, March 7-9, in Winnipeg.

Brody Fodor of Shedden, with the Western Mustangs, placed second in men's weight throw (14.25m) and sixth in shot (13.24m).

Hallee Knelsen of Malahide, with the Mustangs, won silver in the women's 1000-metre run (2:48.04) and anchored the Mustangs' women's 4x800-metre relay team to gold in a meet record time of nine minutes and .73 seconds (9:00.73).

Brianna Rand of Dorchester, with the Mustangs, was third in women's triple jump (11.81m) and seventh in long jump (5.28m).

Mason Basson of Sparta, with the Guelph Gryphons, finished third in the men's 600-meter run (1:23.02) and was on the Gryphons' winning men's 4x800-metre relay team.

Jadyn Luna of Thorndale, with the Lancers, was 10th in women's triple jump (11.81m) and 26th in long jump (4.26m).

Harrison Belanger of St. Thomas, with the Mustangs, placed 10th in the men's 1000 metres (2:36.10).

Vincent Moore of St. Thomas, with Western, finished 10th in the men's 600 metres (1:24.96).