FIRST STAR, Austin Cole, Track and Field

FIRST STAR, Austin Cole, Track and Field

Championship log: Gold Medal and U SPORTS record in men’s 300m dash / silver medal in 4x400m relay / bronze medal in 4x200m relay

Two weeks after torching the Canada West Track and Field Championships in Edmonton, third-year sprinter Austin Cole turned in a historic performance at the U SPORTS Championships in Winnipeg.

Cole added to his already illustrious career with three more medals at the 2019 national championship, while also shattering his national 300 metre record.

One year after setting the U SPORTS 300m record with a time of 33.37, Cole turned it up another notch this past weekend. His time of 32.89 set a new U SPORTS and U23 Canadian record and also earned him his third straight national title in the event. 

Cole added to his medal haul on Saturday with a silver medal in the 4x400m relay, and a bronze medal in the 4x200m relay. In three seasons, Cole has racked up nine U SPORTS medals.

Prior to the championship, Cole was also awarded the U SPORTS 2019 Male Track Athlete of the Year.