MONCTON – Dalhousie University Tigers women and men won top honors at the Subway Atlantic University Sport Track and Field Championships, held Friday and Saturday at the Stade Vance-Toner of the CEPS Louis-J.-Robichaud, on the Moncton campus.
The Sea-Hawks finished the weekend with 3 medals. Andrew Wood claimed a silver medal in the 60m Dash (7.02"), while Jennifer Boland took home a bronze in the 60m Dash on the female side (7.84"). Erica Hayward claimed a silver medal in the Women's Long Jump, with a season best of 5.41m.
Other top six finishers adding points to the team totals included:
Stacey Leawood 4th in the pentathlon
Joey Pittman 4th in pole vault
Joey Pittman 4th in heptathlon
Women's 4x 200m relay 4th
Men's 4 x 200m relay 4th
Mark Rowsell 5th in high jump
Evan Hollohan 5th in the pentathlon
Gerard Power 5th in 600m
Women's 2 x400m relay 5th
Tyler Forsey 6th in 60m
Stephen Connolly 6th in triple jump
Men's 4 x 400m relay 6th
Men's 4 x 800m relay 6th
The Tigers men took a third championship in a row while the women took an unprecedented 28th title in a row. The Tigers collected 144 points in the men and 137, for the women. The St. Francis Xavier University X-Women were second in the women division with 125 points followed by University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds, with 54 points. The Université de Moncton Aigles Bleues were fourth (26), the Memorial University Sea-Hawks, fifth (21), the Saint Mary's University Huskies, sixth (12), the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers, seventh (9), the Mount Allison University Mounties, eight (7), the Acadia University Axewomen, ninth (4) and the St. Thomas University Tommies, tenth (3).
In the men division, the UNB Varsity Reds were second (101 points), the St. Francis Xavier X-Men, third (86), the Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus, fourth (42), the Memorial University Sea-Hawks, fifth (24) and the Saint Mary's University Huskies, sixth (13).
Alain Doucet, of the Aigles Bleus and Sarah Myatt, of the Tigers, were chosen as AUS competition most valuable athletes. Mike Van der Poel and Colleen Wilson, both Tigers, were the track athletes of the year while Jordan Bruce, of the Tigers and Mounties Jennifer Bell, the field athletes of the year.
The rookies of the year are Andrew Wood, of the Sea-Hawks and Maya Reynolds, of the Tigers. The Community Service Awards went to Varsity Reds athletes Troy Wilson and Tess McDonald.
Lindsay Mackenzie of the St. Francis Xavier won both women and men volunteer coach of the year awards. Coaches of the year honors went to Varsity Reds Jason Reindl, men and Bernie Chisholm, of the X-Women for the women.
There were a record 240 registered athletes from 10 of the 11 AUS member universities at the competition. Several will attend the U SPORTS Championships, March 9-11, in Edmonton, Albnerta.