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Bison men's volleyball finish first, host final four at home

February 28, 2017 — 

The University of Manitoba Bison men’s volleyball team finished up their regular season at the top of their class.

The number one ranked herd will host the conference final four on March 10-11.

The Bison men finished their regular season with an astounding 21-and-3 record.


The Bison men’s basketball team are in the U SPORTS final four.

The herd beat UBC in a wild best-of-three series over the weekend.

Manitoba will face the Calgary Dinos on March 3 at 9pm Central Time in the conference semifinal game.


The Bison women’s team finished 12th while the men finished tied for 22 overall at the U SPORTS Swimming Championships.

Bison women’s rookie Kelsey Wog finished second in women’s 50-metre breaststroke and third in the 200-metre individual medley.

Wog earned a U SPORTS First Team All-Canadian recognition after one gold, one sliver medal and two bronze medal finishes at her first U SPORTS championships.

She was also named Canada West Female Third Star of the Week ending February 26.

Track and Field

At the Canada West Track and Field Championships in Regina, the Bison men’s team finished in third place with 55 points. On the women’s side, the Herd was fifth with 47.5 points.

Manitoba’s top performances ended the competition with four individual podium finishes as third-year Tegan Turner won the women’s 60m in a time of 7.42 and in the process set a new championship time in that event.

Fourth-year Alhaji Mansaray won the men’s high jump with a 2.06m result.

Fourth-year Gee-ef Nkwonta was second in the men’s triple jump with a leap of 14.90m while rookie Rebekah Eckert captured second in the women’s triple jump with a jump of 11.87m.

Fourth-year Adam Gundrum ended up third in men’s heptathlon with 4462 points.

The Bison relays teams were also on the podium as the women’s 4x200m (1:40.90) was second while the men’s 4×400 (3:22.63) finished third.

Full results are listed below:

Bisons Day 1
Brooke-Lynn Boyd – women shot put 1st with a throw of 13.40m
Eric Guy – men 60m hurdles 2nd in a time of 8.25
Gee-ef Nkwonta – men long jump 3rd in a jump of 6.83m
Tayo Babalola – women 300m 3rd in a time of 39.85
Jessica Gundrum – women pentathlon 4th with 3057 points
Sasanie Wanigasekara – women long jump 6th in a jump of 5.55m
Sophia Mbabaali – women 60m hurdles 6th in a time of 9.05
Emily Blackner – women pole vault T-6th with a jump of 3.56m

Men 4×800 relay team 2nd in a time of 7:44.35
Women 4×800 relay team 7th in a time of 9:32.25

Bisons Day 2
Tegan Turner – women 60m 1st with a time of 7.42* meet record
Alhaji Mansaray – men high jump 1st with jump of 2.06m
Gee-ef Nkwonta – men triple jump 2nd in a jump of 14.90m
Rebekah Eckert – women triple jump 2nd in a jump of 11.87m
Adam Gundrum – men heptathlon 3rd with 4462 points
Tamara Paetsch – women high jump 5th with jump of 1.61m
Matthew Van Schepdael – men 600m 5th with a time of 1:21.04
Tayo Babalola – women 60m 5th with a time of 7.90
Alhaji Mansaray – men 60m 5th with a time of 7.00
Sidiki Sow – men high jump 5th with jump of 1.92m
Jean-Luc Perron – men heptathlon 5th with 3120 points
Sasanie Wanigasekara – women triple jump 6th in a jump of 11.31m
Simon Berube – men 600m 6th with a time of 1:21.50
Clement Sackey – men shot put 6th with throw of 13.56m

Women 4×200 relay team 2nd in a time of 1:40.90
Women 4×400 relay team 4th in a time of 3:56.44
Men 4×200 relay team 5th in a time of 1:31.62
Men 4×400 relay team 3rd in a time of 3:22.63

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