Championship log: Gold in 600m / silver in 1000m / silver in 4x400m relay
In her final trip to the U SPORTS Track & Field Championships, fifth-year athlete Julianne Labach made sure that she went out on top.
Before the meet even started, Labach was named the U SPORTS track athlete of the year, and then went on to claim three medals, two gold and one silver, at the national championship meet hosted in Winnipeg, MB.
The law student won gold in the 600-metre race in a time of 1:28.70, breaking a Huskie record that had stood since 1984 in the process. Labach also claimed national silver in the 1000-metre and 4x400-metre relay.
Medalling in all three of the events she competed in, the product of Saskatoon helped a Huskies’ women’s team comprised of just 12 athletes to second place in the team standings, their best finish in 14 years.