TRACK & FIELD 2016-2017
SCHEDULE AND STANDINGS
2016-17 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE DATE
Nov. 24-25 Dec. 3 Jan. 7 Jan. 13-14 Jan. 21 Jan. 27-28 Feb. 3 Feb. 10-11 Feb. 10-11 Feb. 17 Feb. 17 Feb. 24-25 Mar. 9-11
Red & White Meet Xmas Open Sharon Anderson Memorial Can Am Classic Fred Foot Memorial Saginaw Valley State Invitational York Open Windsor Team Challenge Spire NCAA D1 Indoor Invitational Guelph Last Chance Hal Brown Last Chance OUA Championships U SPORTS Championships
York York Toronto Windsor Toronto Saginaw, Michigan York Windsor Geneva, Ohio Guelph Toronto York Edmonton
2016 CIS FINAL STANDINGS MEN 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. T14. T14. 16. 17. 18. T19. T19. T21. T21.
Windsor, 93 points Guelph, 79.50 Toronto, 56 York, 55 Laval, 53 Saskatchewan, 51 Western, 46 Dalhousie, 28 Regina, 26 Lethbridge, 23 Alberta, 22 Manitoba, 21 Victoria, 20 Sherbrooke, 18 Montréal, 18 Trinity Western, 17 McGill, 8 Ottawa, 5.50 Calgary, 4 Waterloo, 4 Laurier, 3 McMaster, 3
2016 OUA FINAL STANDINGS WOMEN
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. T14. T14. 16. T17. T17. 19. 20 21.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. T11. T11. 13.
Toronto, 99 points Guelph,85 Western, 75.50 Alberta, 55 York, 48 Sherbrooke, 40 Saskatchewan, 37 Trinity Western, 35.50 Calgary, 34 Windsor, 32 Dalhousie, 20 Lethbridge, 18 McGill, 13 Laval, 12 Manitoba,12 Waterloo, 11 Ottawa, 10 Victoria, 10 New Brunswick, 8 Regina, 5 St FX, 3
WOMEN Windsor, 174 points Guelph, 143 Western, 96 Toronto, 91.50 York, 80.50 Ottawa, 31 McMaster, 16 Waterloo, 11 Lakehead, 6 Brock, 5 Laurier, 2 Queen’s, 2 Ryerson, 1
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
TRACK & FIELD
Guelph, 178 points Toronto, 131 Western, 130 York, 78.50 Windsor, 77.50 Ottawa, 28 Waterloo, 16 McMaster, 8 Queens, 6 Laurentian, 4 Brock, 1
OUA CHAMPIONSHIPS FRI. FEB. 24
SAT. FEB. 25
TORONTO TRACK AND FIELD CENTRE YORK UNIVERSITY
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SEASON OUTLOOK The York University Lions track and field team is in a rebuilding stage this year with many new faces in both the men’s and women’s line-ups, but the talent is there to help the Lions maintain their place as one of the top programs in the country. After hosting the U SPORTS championships at the Toronto Track and Field Centre last season, the Lions will welcome the top athletes from across the OUA back this year for the conference championships and will then head out to Edmonton for the 2017 U SPORTS championships. MEN The Lions are looking to get back onto the national podium after their near miss last year, where they finished in fourth place at the U SPORTS championships and missed out on the bronze medal by a single point. The result ended a run of three straight years winning medals, including the banner in 2014, and the Lions believe they have what it takes to again challenge for the podium. “We’ve had some success in the past several years and I think we have a team that can again be in the top five nationally. But we are definitely much younger than we have been in the past and I am looking forward to seeing what this group can do.” While the overall strength of the team is still in its speed and power events, particularly on the track, it is a pair of field athletes who have the best chance to make a splash this season. Triple jumper Nick Fyffe and pole vaulter Sam Adams both just missed out on the national podium last year with fourthplace finishes in their respective events at the U SPORTS championships and will be looking to move up into the top three this year. On the track the Lions will feature a talented group of young runners who have tasted success and are looking to build off of it. Xavier Jehovah was last part of the team in 2015 and was part of the 4x200m relay team that won the gold medal at the national championships, while Dereck Djan, Jalen Pidlubny and Daniele Orsini all helped the Lions win bronze in the same event last year.
WOMEN The Lions have been in the top five nationally in each of the last two seasons, winning a surprise bronze medal in 2015 and finishing fifth on their home track one year ago. Despite a much different group of athletes that make up the team this season, the Lions expect to once again be among that same top group at the championships. “I think we will be knocking on the door of the top group, and trying to be a top five team at the U SPORTS championships is a goal for this team. We are definitely younger than before and we will see how they do as we get going as a lot of them haven’t competed at this level yet.” The leaders of the team this year are Mikeisha Bobb and Holly Pitters, who are both coming off breakout seasons. Bobb will shine on the track, where she picked up points in two individual events at the 2016 U SPORTS championships in finishing in the top eight in both the 300m and 60m hurdles. Pitters, meanwhile, is the leader of the field group in the jumps and is looking to capture her first U SPORTS medal after a near-miss last year with a fourth-place result in the long jump.
They will be joined in the sprint events by Zeon Bass and Mark Hutchinson, a pair of new faces in the line-up who already have shown to have the speed necessary to challenge for OUA and U SPORTS medals.
Also on the track are Christy Ihunaegbo and Courtney Dwyer. Ihunaegbo is a former U SPORTS medallist, winning an individual silver medal in the 300m in 2015, while Dwyer won a bronze medal in the 300m at the OUA championships last year.
The throws have long been a strength of the Lions and should be again this year. Anojan Sivalingam is back for his final season with the Lions and is a former OUA bronze medallist in the shot put, while Jonathan Raspanti and Drew Erskine are now sophomores and are looking to build off their rookie seasons.
Among the new faces is Michelle Young, who has previous varsity experience at both Rice University as the University of Saskatchewan. She is training with Athletics Canada and is a former U SPORTS champion in the 60m hurdles and this year will don the red and white to represent York in the hurdles and sprints.
TRACK & FIELD 2016-2017 COLIN INGLIS
HEAD COACH Colin Inglis has been at the helm of the cross country and track and field programs at York since 1999 and has overseen remarkable success by his teams. Inglis has won numerous coaching awards throughout his tenure. He is a three-time OUA men’s track & field coach of the year (2007, 2009, 2015) and was also the CIS men’s track and field coach of the year in 2014. In addition, he received the OUA women’s track and field coach of the year award in 2003. Inglis was also the meet director for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing the entire track and field competition for the world’s third-largest multi-sport event, which was hosted on the York University campus at Pan Am Stadium. Since his arrival, Inglis has produced 188 OUA all-stars and 92 all-Canadians in cross country and track and field, and studentathletes on his teams have broken several meet, school and national records.
A Level 3 NCCP coach in the sprints, hurdles and jumps, Inglis is working toward his Level 4 certification. Before coming to York, Inglis served as an associate head coach at the University of Windsor, where he helped lead the Lancers to three OUA track and field titles and two CIS women’s track and field championships in 1996 and 1999. Inglis also served as Power Speed Coach for Canada at the 1999 Pan-American Junior Championships in Florida, the 2000 U21 NACAC in Mexico, the 2001 Francophone Games in Ottawa and the 2002 U21 NACAC in Texas. As an athlete, Inglis was a three-time all-Canadian, 1992 MVP of the York track and field team and a New Brunswick team representative at the 1989 and 1994 Francophone Games. Inglis graduated from York University with a bachelor of science in Kinesiology & Health Science in 1992 and continued his education at the University of Maine, receiving a bachelor of education in 1994. In addition to his coaching duties, Inglis serves as a practicum teacher in York’s School of Kinesiology & Health Science.
RAYMOND RUDDER ASSISTANT COACH Raymond Rudder joined the Lions coaching staff in 2015 to work with the multi-event athletes and is currently the full-time assistant coach while Colleen Dotson is on leave. He came to York with a wealth of experience working with professional sports teams and Olympic, world and collegiate athletes, as well as implementing youth development programs to successful elite junior athletes. As the chief coach and manager of Athletics Barbados, he oversaw a number of tremendous performances by the country’s track and field athletes, including Shakera Hall winning bronze in the women’s 100m at the 2011 Pan Am Games, Akeila Jones claiming gold in the
women’s long jump at the 2014 world junior championships and Kion Joseph capturing bronze in the men’s 400m hurdles at the 2011 Pan Am junior championships. Rudder has a bachelor’s degree in physical education and sport from the International School of Physical Education and Sport in Cuba that he earned in 2006, and a master’s degree in management science from the Indiana Institute of Technology earned in 2014. He is also an IAAF Academy Level 5-certified coach and completed an internship at the IAAF High Performance Regional Development Center in Havana in the horizontal jumps. He is also an IAAF certified official and has diplomas in advanced sport management and sport administration from the International Olympic Committee and high performance track and field coaching from the Pan American Sport Organization.
COLLEEN DOTSON ASSISTANT COACH (ON LEAVE) Colleen Dotson joined the York track and field program as a full-time assistant coach in 2009 and specializes in the horizontal jumps, as well as running the York University Track & Field Club. In the 2013 she served as the jumps coach at the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Que. Dotson came to York with significant experience in the sport as a coach, athlete and meet director. Before joining the Lions coaching staff, she was an assistant track and field coach at the University of Toronto with junior development athletes, where it was her responsibility to
develop and apply training programs and supervise and conduct practice. She was also an assistant meet director for the Festival of Excellence, a world-class track meet hosted by U of T in June that featured several international athletes, including three-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt. While a student at Kent State University, where she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology, Dotson participated as an athlete from 2001-05. In those years she was a four-time Mid-American conference champion and a three-time NCAA qualifier in the triple jump. She also attended the University of Central Missouri, where she completed her graduate assistantship as an assistant coach and earned a master’s degree in sociology.
THE COACHES RYAN FINN
CROSS COUNTRY / DISTANCE
THROWS Ryan Finn joined the Lions coaching staff in 2016 to work with the distance runners on both the cross country and track and field teams. He comes back to York after completing his varsity career here following two seasons at the University of Kentucky.
Finn joined the Lions in 2007 and won OUA and CIS medals in the middle distances over two seasons. In 2011 he was invited to join Canada’s middle distance camp of hopeful 2012 Olympic athletes but he suffered a career-ending injury. He graduated from York with his degree in kinesiology and health science and has since completed his bachelor of education at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. In addition to working with the Lions, Finn is a high school teacher and track and field coach.
Adam Kovacs was named the throws coach for the York track and field team in 2016. He comes to York with extensive experience as a varsity thrower himself, spending four years at DePaul University in javelin, hammer throw and weight throw. Kovacs followed his older sister Alanna to DePaul after earning a full scholarship to the institution and won numerous medals at the indoor and outdoor Big East championships throughout his career with the Blue Demons. He was also a three-time Big East academic all-American and Dean’s List member while earning his degree in communications and media as well as a minor in coaching. He is also a volunteer throws coach at the South Simcoe Dufferin Track & Field Club, a position he has held since 2013.
SPRINTS / HURDLES Mary Egbo-Egbo joined the Lions coaching staff in 2016 and will work primarily with the jumpers. She is also currently completing her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and health science at York.
Brad Matheson joined the Lions coaching staff in 2016 and will help head coach Colin Inglis with the sprinters/hurdlers. He is also a coach with the York University Track Club.
Egbo-Egbo is a former top-level jumper herself. She was the 2003 and 2004 Canadian junior champion in the triple jump and earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Northern Iowa, where she spent several years competing for the Panthers in NCAA Division 1 Track and Field. She remains No. 1 all-time in the triple jump indoors and No. 4 all-time outdoors at Northern Iowa.
He spent five seasons with the Lions as a student-athlete (2009-14), competing in four OUA championships and helping the team to a pair of team bronze medals. He was a multi-event athlete, competing in the pentathlon as well as the 60m hurdles and the long jump. Matheson is Level 3 certified in the sprints/hurdles and has held multiple coaching positions with Athletics Ontario for various events.
KEVIN MONTGOMERY – HEAD THERAPIST, TRACK & FIELD REBECCA SAMEK – HEAD STUDENT THERAPIST MAHYAR DIBAJI – ASSISTANT STUDENT THERAPIST ELIZABETH SUNG – ASSISTANT STUDENT THERAPIST
POLE VAULT Arye Rosenoer joined the Lions coaching staff as the pole vault coach in 2008 and has overseen the development of several top pole vaulters in Canada. Before coming to York, he spent six seasons at the University of Toronto.
TRACK & FIELD 2016-2017
KEY RETURNING ATHLETES MIKEISHA BOBB
SAMUEL ADAMS CIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
2016: 4th – Pole Vault (4.82m)
2016: 4th – 4x200m (1:39.49) … 6th – 300m (40.22) … 8th – 60m Hurdles (8.70) … 9th – 4x200m (3:52.24) 2015: Gold – 4x200m (1:37.98) … Bronze – Team … 5th – 4x400m (3:19.62) … CIS first-team allCanadian
OUA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016: 4th – Pole Vault (4.85m)
OUA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016: Bronze – 60m Hurdles (8.58) … 6th – 300m (40.32) … 6th – 4x200m (1:43.19) 2015: Gold – 4x200m (1:38.96) … Silver – 4x400m (3:50.98) … 7th – 300m (40.63) … 9th – 60m Hurdles (8.86) … OUA first-team all-star 2014: 13th – 60m Hurdles (9.22)
CIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016: Bronze – 4x200m (1:29.00) …12th – 60m (7.08) … 13th – 4x400m (3:25.51)
2016: 4th – 4x200m (1:39.49) … 9th – 4x200m (3:52.24) …11th – 300m (40.43)
OUA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016: Bronze – 300m (40.06) … 6th – 4x200m (1:43.19) … 6th – 4x400m (3:59.42) … 18th – 60m (8.11) 2015: 5th – Long Jump (5.48m)
2016: 5th – 4x200m (1:33.22) … 9th – 60m (7.00) … 9th – 300m (35.81)
CHRISTY IHUNAEGBO CIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
2015: Silver – 300m (39.31) … Bronze – Team … 5th – 4x400m (3:19.62) … CIS second-team all-Canadian
2016: 4th – Triple Jump (14.57m) 2015: Bronze – Team … 4th – Triple Jump (14.78m)
2016: 6th – 4x400m (3:59.42) … 13th – 300m (41.11) 2015: Silver – 4x400m (3:50.98) … Bronze – 300m (39.69)
2016: Gold – Triple Jump (14.87m) … 5th – Long Jump (6.81m) … OUA first-team all-star 2015: Silver – Team … Gold – Triple Jump (14.50m) … 6th – Long Jump (6.81m) … OUA first-team all-star
SURAJ SHARMA CIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
2014: Gold – Team … 7th – 4x800m (7:50.75)
2016: 4th – Long Jump (5.67m) 2015: Bronze – Team … 5th – Triple Jump (11.87m) … 10th – Long Jump (5.57m)
OUA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016: 5th – 4x800m (7:55.93) … 12th – 1500m (4:00.02) 2014: Bronze – 4x800m (7:44.23) … Bronze – Team … 17th – 1500m (3:59.70) 2013: 17th – 1000m (2:35.59)
OUA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016: 1st – Long Jump (6.02m) … 8th – Pole Vault (3.40m) … OUA first-team all-star 2015: 4th – Long Jump (5.69m) 2014: 5th – Long Jump (5.62m)
YORK LIONS KAITLIN BROOKS
ZEON BASS • •
Represented his native St. Kitts and Nevis at the 2011 CARIFTA Games Has a personal best of 48.88 seconds in the 400m
Bronze medallist in the shot put at the 2012 OFSAA championships Has a personal best of 13.46m in the shot put
JASON CLARE • • •
2016 B.C. high school pole vault champion Member of Canada’s 2015 world youth team that competed in Cali, Colombia Has a personal best of 4.70m in the pole vault
Gold medallist in the 100m hurdles at the 2016 OFSAA Central championships 8th in the 400m hurdles at the 2016 OFSAA championships
DEMARI GRANT • • •
Bronze medallist in the 100m at the 2016 ROPSAA championships Competed in the 4x100m for his high school at the 2016 OFSAA championships Has a personal best of 11.10 seconds in the 100m
7th in the pole vault at the 2016 OFSAA championships Silver medallist in the pole vault at the Canadian indoor championships as a junior
COLTON LAFRANCE •
Gold medallist in the 800m at the 2016 NOSSA championships Competed in the 4x400m for his high school at the 2016 OFSAA championships
• • •
Bronze medallist in the 60m at the Canadian indoor championships 9th in the 200m at the York Region championships Has a personal best of 12.48 seconds on the 100m
TRACK & FIELD 2016-2017
6’2 • 171 lbs • 2nd Year
5’11 • 2nd Year
5’9 • 150 lbs • 1st Year
5’7 • 140 lbs • 1st Year
6’1 • 170 lbs • 1st Year
Finance & Business Economics Glasgow, Scotland Hyndland S.S.
Theatre Arts Elmira, Ont. Elmira District S.S.
International Development Toronto, Ont. Martingrove C.I.
Kinesiology & Health Science Pickering, Ont Dunbarton H.S.
Finance & Business Economics Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis Washington Archibald H.S.
5’9 • 135 lbs • 4th Year
5’9 • 157 lbs • 1st Year
5’10 • 175 lbs • 1st Year
5’10 • 138 lbs • 3rd Year
6’3 • 180 lbs • 1st Year
Kinesiology & Health Science Espanola, Ont. St. Benedict C.H.S.
Psychology Mississauga, Ont. John Cabot C.S.S.
Disaster & Emergency Management Toronto, Ont. Downsview S.S.
Kinesiology & Health Science Scarborough, Ont. Agincourt C.I.
Kinesiology & Health Science Oshawa, Ont. St. Maurice School
Kingboy DOUGLAS JR.
6’1 • 175 lbs • 1st Year
6’1 • 185 lbs • 3rd Year
5’8 • 145 lbs • 2nd Year
6’0 • 235 lbs • 2nd Year
6’1 • 180 lbs • 5th Year
Communications Studies Nanaimo, B.C. Nanaimo District S.S.
Kinesiology & Health Science Toronto, Ont. Msgr. Percy Johnson C.H.S.
Law & Society Windsor, Ont. St. Joseph H.S.
Kinesiology & Health Science Truro, N.S. Cobequid Education Centre
Health Studies Kingston, Ont. Sydenham H.S
6’0 • 185 lbs • 4th Year
6’0 • 175 lbs • 1st Year
6’1 • 197 lbs • 1st Year
6’2 • 175 lbs • 2nd Year
6’0 • 155 lbs • 4th Year
Kinesiology & Health Science Vancouver, B.C. Vancouver College
Children’s Studies Brampton, Ont. St. Edmund Campion S.S.
Kinesiology & Health Science Oro Medonte, Ont. Eastview S.S.
Kinesiology & Health Science North York, Ont. Chaminade College School
Psychology Mississauga, Ont. Woodlands S.S.
THE ATHLETES Xavier JEHOVAH
6’3 • 175 lbs • 2nd Year
6’3 • 195 lbs • 2nd Year
6’0 • 140 lbs • 1st Year
6’0 • 160 lbs • 2nd Year
6’0 • 160 lbs • 4th Year
Kinesiology & Health Science Toronto, Ont. Chaminade College School
Kinesiology & Health Science Kerrobert, Sask. Lutheran C.B.I.
Kinesiology & Health Science Espanola, Ont. Espanola H.S.
Kinesiology & Health Science Grimsby, Ont. Grimsby S.S.
Bio Chemestry Scarborough, Ont. Francis Libermann CH.S.
5’6 • 135 lbs • 1st Year
5’7 • 135 lbs • 1st Year
6’0 • 150 lbs • 2nd Year
6’2 • 160 lbs • 2nd Year
6’0 • 162 lbs • 1st Year
Information Technology Toronto, Ont. St. Edmund Campion S.S.
Kinesiology & Health Science Scarborough, Ont. St. John Paul II C.S.S.
Urban Studies Tottenham, Ont. Robert F. Hall C.S.S.
Dance Niagara Falls, Ont. Westlane S.S.
Law & Society Newmarket, Ont. Sacred Heart C.H.S.
5’9 • 145 lbs • 3rd Year
6’0 • 195 lbs • 2nd Year
5’10 • 120 lbs • 5th Year
5’11 • 164 lbs • 3rd Year
6’0 • 255 lbs • 5th Year
Psychology Scarborough, Ont. Mary Ward C.H.S.
Kinesiology & Health Science Woodbridge, Ont. Emily Car S.S.
Geography Brampton, Ont. Chinguacousy S.S.
Administrative Studies Baden, Ont. Canadian Independent College
Kinesiology & Health Science Scarborough, Ont. Albert Campbell C.I.
5’8 • 1st Year
5’8 • 4th Year
5’11 • 1st Year
5’7 • 1st Year
5’7 • 3rd Year
Kinesiology & Health Science Georgetown, Ont. Holy Name of Mary C.S.S.
Digital Media London, Ont. Sir Wilfrid Laurier S.S.
Kinesiology & Health Science Barrie, Ont. St. Peter’s C.S.S.
Psychology Pickering, Ont. Pickering H.S.
Schulich School of Business Richmond Hill, Ont. Jean Vanier C.H.S.
TRACK & FIELD 2016-2017 Courtney DWYER
5’7 • 3rd Year Kinesiology & Health Science Orleans, Ont. Glebe C.I.
5’10 • 1st Year
5’8 • 4th Year
5’4 • 2nd Year
5’2 • 2nd Year
Biomedical Science Toronto, Ont. Senator O’Connor College
Biology Ottawa, Ont. Canterbury H.S.
Criminology Halifax, N.S. Sacred Heart S.S.
Professional Writing Stouffville, Ont. Stouffville District S.S.
5’8 • 1st Year
5’4 • 2nd Year
5’9 • 3rd Year
5’9 • 1st Year
5’4 • 1st Year
Philosophy Ottawa, Ont. St. Pius X C.H.S.
Political Science Newmarket, Ont. Sacred Heart C.H.S.
Kinesiology & Health Science East York, Ont. Ansar-ru-deen Comprehensive H.S.
Professional Writing Toronto, Ont. Le College Francais
Social Work Callander, Ont. St. Joseph Scollard Hall
5’1 • 3rd Year
5’8 • 4th Year
5’3 • 2nd Year
5’5 • 1st Year
5’7 • 1st Year
Psychology Maple Ridge, B.C. Pitt Meadows S.S.
Kinesiology & Health Science Mississauga, Ont. Our Lady of Mount Carmel S.S.
Sociology Orangeville, Ont. Erin District H.S.
Biology Maple, Ont. St. Elizabeth C.H.S.
Social Work Vaughan, Ont. St. Elizabeth C.H.S.
5’10 • 2nd Year
5’7 • 2nd Year
5’4 • 3rd Year
5’6 • 3rd Year
Kinesiology & Health Science North York, Ont. Loretto Abbey C.S.S.
Social Work Pickering, Ont. Pine Ridge S.S.
Kinesiology & Health Science Brampton, Ont. Harold M. Brathwaite S.S.
Global Health Saskatoon, Sask. Evan Hardy Collegiate
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STRENGTH & CONDITIONING York University is one of only a handful of institutions in Canada that has two dedicated strength and conditioning coaches for its student-athletes. The Lions work closely with strength and conditioning staff, who create programs based on the needs of the athlete and coaches on high-performance lifts and movements. Team and individual workouts are available and education on all aspects of strength and conditioning is provided, including proper warm-ups and cool-downs, plyometrics, power, energy systems development, strength and flexibility.
Programs are created for both in-season and off-season workouts. Every training session is designed for the needs of the athlete and individual sport. The training phase and focus changes throughout the year and are based on the competition schedule and off-season periodization program. The strength and conditioning coaches also work closely with the athletic therapy group on rehabilitating injured players. All Lions have access to the varsity strength and conditioning centre, which is for the exclusive use of our student-athletes. Training here allows you to work in a high-performance environment where all equipment and programming is selected with the needs of the high-performance athlete in mind.
SPORT INJURY CLINIC The Gorman/Shore Sport Injury Clinic features a full staff of athletic therapists and team doctors with significant experience in the medical field, and many of the doctors are recognized as some of the top experts in the country in their specific fields. In addition to sport medicine physicians, York employs a large variety of specialists including an orthopedic surgeon, dentist, neurosurgeon, radiologist, cardiologist, physiotherapist, chiropractor, massage therapist, osteopath, pedorthist and a mental health specialist. The team brings to York experience at multiple Olympic Games and world championships, as well as with professional and amateur athletes in a variety of sports. The sport injury clinic is a teaching clinic, with students from York University’s Athletic Therapy Certificate Program completing their clinical placements under the direct supervision of the clinic manager and supervisor. Because of this, most medical care for student-athletes is free of charge. Each varsity team is assigned at least one student athletic therapist who spends the entire season with the team and attends all practices and games. Lions student-athletes also have access to a fully-equipped clinic for all of their treatment needs.
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