Beaumont-Courteau breaks 18-year-old recordFeb 24, 07 Track and Field (M)
By Earl Zukerman
QUEBEC CITY - Maxime Beaumont-Courteau broke a McGill record that had stood for 18 years but the Redmen finished second at the Quebec university men's track and field championships in Quebec City, Saturday.
Sherbrooke won the conference championship with 166 points, followed by McGill (79), Laval (55) and Concordia (5).
Four members of the Redmen came away with gold-medal performances, including David Faille (300m, 35.92) of St. Hilaire, Que., Stephen Douglas (1000m, 2:32.17) of Pictou, N.S., Adrian Walton (3000m, 8:38.13) of London, Ont., and Keith Esche (high jump, 1.90m), from Lake George, N.Y.
Maxime Beaumont-Courteau, a 6-foot-1 science freshman from Montreal jumped a silver-medal winning height of 4.61 metres in the pole vault, breaking the previous McGill mark of 4.60m set by Marino Dhepaganon in 1989.
All gold medalists qualify for the 2007 CIS national championships, slated to be held at McGill's Richard Tomlinson Fieldhouse, Mar. 8-10.
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