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University of Manitoba

Track & Field And Cross-Country

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Winnipeg, MB





World academic ranking:


Undergraduate population:


Est. books, tuition & fees


$4,142.00 CAD


$4,142.00 CAD


$12,382.00 CAD

Bisons Track & Field And Cross-Country






Indoor (Men, Women)

XC (Men, Women)

In 1877, the University of Manitoba became the first university to be founded in western Canada. The Bisons are a top-tier indoor track and field program on both the men's and women's sides.


In addition to being a top-20 (ranked 17th) school in Canada, the University of Manitoba sits at 124th in North America and 274th worldwide. Student-athletes can compete for the Manitoba Bisons while studying at the affiliated French institution L'Université Saint Boniface


The University of Manitoba offers courses in English. However, francophone student-athletes can study in French at L'Université Saint Boniface

Fields of Study

Home of the first western Canadian medical school, the University of Manitoba is also home of these faculties of study.

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Coaching Staff

Head Coach

Claude Berube

Assistant Coach, Middle Distance

Andy Tough

Assistant Coach, Middle Distance & Distance

Daryl Fillion

Assistant Coach, Throws

Reed Rimke

Assistant Coach, Horizontal Jumps

Alanna Boudreau

Assistant Coach, Pole Vault

Scot Dressler

Assistant Coach, Sprints & Jumps

Gee-ef Nkwonta

Assistant Coach, Combined Events

Wayne McMahon

Assistant Coach, Combined Events & Jumps

Mingpu Wu

Assistant Coach, Sprints & Relays

Rob Ellchuk

Assistant Coach, Throws

Jill Seymour

From the Coach

The Bison track and field program has a rich history of success over the past 60+ years. Our philosophy is founded on a commitment to guide and support student-athletes in both their academic and sport lives. The university track and field experience should be one of accomplishments, personal growth, success in the classroom, and building a foundation of friendships and confidence. The Bison track and field staff is dedicated to these ends.

The U of M coaching staff, athletic department, and athletic support services are committed to giving each Bison athlete the best opportunity to develop themselves to their maximum potential. The staff at the University of Manitoba believes that it is a privilege to become part of the University of Manitoba track & field “TEAM”. We welcome all athletes who strive to reach their potential and coaches who believe in developing high performing athletes.

Our program provides our athletes with world class training/competition facilities. Each athlete receives an individualized training plan from our coaching staff, many of whom are recognized as some of Canada’s top coaches. We have a very good support system is in place, particularly in the areas of athletic therapy, strength and conditioning, and academic and financial support. We have an extensive competition schedule, where we compete against many Canadian and American based schools.

The University of Manitoba also has an affiliation with Collège Universitaire de St-Boniface, the only French University in Western Canada, if you would like to pursue your studies in French while competing for the Bisons.

Claude Berube
Head Coach


University Stadium (photo courtesy of <a href= rel=noreferrer target=blank>Daily Track Pic</a>)

400m, polyurethane / rubber

University Stadium

University Stadium (photo courtesy of Daily Track Pic)

Indoor track at the Max Bell Centre

200m, polyurethane / rubber, banked

James Daly Fieldhouse

Indoor track at the Max Bell Centre

frank kennedy pool

Indoor Pool

Frank Kennedy Centre

Indoor Pool

weight room in active living center

Weight Room

Active Living Centre

Weight Room

active living center facility

Fitness Centre

Active Living Centre

Fitness Centre

Find more info on all of the University of Manitoba's athletic facilities here →