Last year, we produced a regular podcast called The U - it was a look into Canada's varsity running scene. The podcast, much like the entire U SPORTS circuit, entered hibernation in the spring, around the time COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. But this week, we are bringing it back. After all, had sports not been cancelled, the U SPORTS championship would be happening this weekend.
Courtney Hufsmith is a fifth year marketing student at University of Saskatchewan. Hufsmith was the silver medalist in the 1,500m and bronze medalist in the 3,000m at the 2019 U SPORTS champs in Winnipeg. That same year, she won the bronze medal at the World University games in the 1,500m.
Eric Lutz is a fourth year social work student from the University of Calgary. Earlier this year, Lutz won double gold in the U SPORTS 1,000m and the 1,500m finals and was named U SPORTS Male Athlete of the Meet.
Here, our guests tell host Alex Cyr how training is going, how they both overcame pretty serious injuries, and who they think would have won the U SPORTS race this year, had it taken place. Aside from the running fodder, Hufsmith talks about why she chose to embark on a 100-day social media hiatus, Lutz talks about the time he met Scottish singing superstar Lewis Capaldi, and the trio shares what they each think about American media franchise High School Musical.