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K Farr said 1 week ago

GRYPHONS TRACK

Looks like the Gryp's have added another top sprint recruit...….Andre Ford-Azonwanna now at Guelph. Great to see top level atheletes giving U-Sport a try.

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

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    "Looks like the Gryp's have added another top sprint recruit...….Andre Ford-Azonwanna now at Guelph. Great to see top level atheletes giving U-Sport a try."


    what's his major?

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    Great sprinter. Good luck this season.

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    He's almost 24 years old. Not like he's just graduated from HS and weighing NCAA offers.

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    They're not even trying to develop athletes in that program any more.

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    K Farr said 1 week ago

    This has been going on for many years in Usport Hockey. Signing players in there early to mid 20's following their JR A Hockey careers and in some cases attempts at Pro Hockey. I don't see an issue with it at all.

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    They have a few already, Daniel Harper is 30, Phil Osei is almost there. Good they can compete and make USports more competitive.

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    Quoting: K Farr
    "This has been going on for many years in Usport Hockey. Signing players in there early to mid 20's following their JR A Hockey careers and in some cases attempts at Pro Hockey. I don't see an issue with it at all."


    Not suggesting anything is untoward. He's not the first older, more mature athlete to attend a Canadian school and compete on their varsity team.

    Your original comment "Great to see top level atheletes giving U-Sport a try" implied he was choosing to stay in Canada and go with USport rather than the usual option of a top level HS graduate who heads down south.

    That scenario doesn't apply here.

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    K Farr said 1 week ago

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    "Not suggesting anything is untoward. He's not the first older, more mature athlete to attend a Canadian school and compete on their varsity team.

    Your original comment "Great to see top level atheletes giving U-Sport a try" implied he was choosing to stay in Canada and go with USport rather than the usual option of a top level HS graduate who heads down south.

    That scenario doesn't apply here."



    not my intention at all. Harper and Osei last season, Ford this season. I’m enjoying seeing these athletes choosing this avenue to compete

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    Rembrandt said 1 week ago

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    "what's his major?"



    "General Studies." Any athlete who is good enough to score points and has eligibility left who wants to train with the group is encouraged to take some classes.

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    I understand that Ben Johnson is next. He has all of his years of University eligibility.

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

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    "They're not even trying to develop athletes in that program any more."


    Their 1st year Uni recruits are also very impressive, it’s just that the USports scale has been raised that much higher now.

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

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    "He's almost 24 years old. Not like he's just graduated from HS and weighing NCAA offers."


    How old was Sasha Gollish and still winning USports medals?

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    I can understand the hate given how frustrating this team is going to be for anyone else to compete against... BUT Anyone who suggests Guelph’s sprint program hasn’t been “developing talent” over the last few years has not been paying attention to track in this country. Top juniors and U23’s in various sprint events - year in, year out. Short sprints, long sprints, hurdles, etc. This is likely the top development group in the nation in any event by a good margin.

    Take the handful of 23+ year old elites out of this group and it’s still far and away the best collegiate group in the country.

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    This is trackie not academicie who cares what any runner is studying?

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    "what's his major?"

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

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    "How old was Sasha Gollish and still winning USports medals?"


    Probably similar to Graham Fell when he was winning CIAU medals with UBC.

    Nobody is saying this is against the rules.

    Your point?

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    Buddy said 1 week ago

    When an aging thin engineering white girl does it, it's fan-flippin-tastic but when some jacked-1/4 miler / sprinter / general studies black guys try it it's a BIG PROBLEM???

    shame shame double shame trackie track nerds!



    Quoting: Anonymous
    "How old was Sasha Gollish and still winning USports medals?"

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    Quoting: Buddy
    "When an aging thin engineering white girl does it, it's fan-flippin-tastic but when some jacked-1/4 miler / sprinter / general studies black guys try it it's a BIG PROBLEM???

    shame shame double shame trackie track nerds!"


    Still on this 'hey everyone, look at me!' routine?

    No one on this thread is suggesting anything is a 'big problem' with eligible athletes attending university and competing for their school, regardless of age.

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