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Peverill wins U SPORTS bronze in 1500m to cap off illustrious career

Saint Mary's Huskies runner Andrew Peverill (Lower Sackville, NS) won a bronze medal in the 1500m at the 2023 U SPORTS Track & Field Championships in Saskatoon, SK on Saturday.

In his last race wearing the maroon and white, Peverill captured his first U SPORTS medal with the bronze medal in the 1500m.

In a tactical affair, Peverill and Dalhousie's Aidan Goslett, ran at the front and slowed down the race for the first third of the race hoping for a sprint finish.

Max Turek of McMaster took over the lead 500m in and started to wind up the pace, but right away Peverill put in a blistering move, sprinting to the front, and pushing the pace with 4 laps to go. Peverill kept his foot on the gas, stringing the field of runners out, as the chase pack continued to dwindle.

McMaster's Alex Drover made a pass on Peverill going into the bell lap with Peverill staying tightly on his shoulder before Guelph's Max Davies came sprinting past the two of them in the final 100m to take gold (3:50.26), while Drover (3:50.54) and Peverill (3:50.98) finished narrowly behind for silver and bronze.

This marks the first Huskies medal on the national stage since Kristen Woodruff's 3000m gold in 2003.

Peverill also competed in the 3000m dash on Friday night, finishing sixth in the country with a time of 8:16.91.

The Huskies had two first-time competitors on the U SPORTS national stage, with Nikola Kriznar (Halifax, NS) competing in the 60m and Dante Isadore (Wagmatcook, NS) in the Long Jump.

Kriznar got things started for the Huskies Thursday night on day one of the championships as he competed in the 60m prelims. Off to an excellent start out of the blocks, Kriznar crossed the line in 7.00, finishing 14th in the event.

Isadore kept the ball rolling Friday night in the long jump, as he had two excellent jumps to start but was unfortunately flagged for a fault. Isadore cleared his 3rd jump with a distance of 6.63m, finishing 11th in the event.

In the team standings, the men would place tied for 19th overall with the Waterloo Warriors, each with 9 points. The Huskies finished the second place AUS team behind the Dalhousie Tigers.