After winning two gold medals and setting two school records at the U SPORTS Track and Field Championships, Usheoritse Itsekiri has been named the March Athlete of the Month.
At nationals in Saskatoon from Mar. 9-11, Itsekiri won gold in the 60-metre dash, finishing with a time of 6.61 seconds, which is tied for the third fastest time ever ran at the U SPORTS Track and Field Championships. It was also an improvement on his University of Regina record. It was his second straight first-place finish in the event at nationals.
Itsekiri also raced in the men’s 4×200-m relay and helped the U of R collect it’s first-ever national gold medal in the event. In the process, he and his teammates broke the previous school record. Itsekiri was also named a First Team All-Canadian for both the 60-m and 4×200-m relay.
Itsekiri was nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics.
- Gil Dash, Wheelchair Curling, nominated by curling supporter and supported by CURLSASK
- Graeme Fish, Speed Skating (Long Track), nominated by Saskatchewan Amateur Speed Skating Association
- Julee Stewart, Baton Twirling, nominated by Sundown Optimist Baton Group and supported by Saskatchewan Baton Twirling Association
- Grace Trevena, Archery, nominated by archery supporter and supported by Saskatchewan Archery Association