Clash of titans featured in McGill track meet

Clash of titans featured in McGill track meetJan 24, 08
Track and Field (W)
By Earl Zukerman

MONTREAL -- Canadian national team members Nicolas Macrozonaris and Hank Palmer will be among the featured participants at the 13th annual McGill Team challenge track and field meet this weekend at the Richard Tomlinson Fieldhouse, in the McGill Sports Centre, 475 Pine Avenue West.

The event, scheduled for Friday (Jan. 25) and Saturday (Jan. 26), is billed as the second-largest university track meet in Canada, with 17 schools and over 700 participating athletes. Only the CIS national championships, slated to be hosted by McGill, Mar. 6-8, has more competitors entered.

The Friday night schedule features a clash of the titans in a special 60-metre invitational sprint. Macrozonaris, currently ranked third in the men's 60m with a time of 6.70, will try to break his Tomlinson Fieldhouse record of 6.56 while beating Palmer, currently the top-ranked Canadian sprinter with a personal best of 6.67 in Hanover, N.H.

On the women's side, the 300m invitational special will feature four great sprinters, led by Esther Akinsulie of Ottawa (2007 Canadian Sr. champion over 100m & 200m), plus Adrianne Powers (ranked first in Canada in 2007 over 200m with a time of 23.06), Marine Cloutier-Leblanc (Best Quebec female in the 400m) and Kimberly Hyacinthe (2007 Canadian junior champion over 200m, and Quebec Midget-Juvenile record holder in the 300m).

Among the schools expected to attend are Dalhousie, Guelph, Laval, McMaster, McGill, Moncton, Nazareth College (NCAA), Ottawa, Queen's, Saint Mary's, Saskatchewan, Sherbrooke, St. Francis Xavier, Toronto, Waterloo, Western Ontario and York.

McGILL TEAM CHALLENGE MEET SCHEDULE

Friday, January 25, 2008

Track Events / Epreuves de Piste

18:00 60m (F) Heats/Vagues
18:20 60m (M) Heats/Vagues
18:45 60m (Invitational) (M) Heats/Vagues
18:55 1000m (F) Timed Section Chrono
19:10 1000m (M) Timed Section Chrono
19:25 60m (B & A) (F) Final(e)
19:30 60m (B & A) (M) Final (e)
19:35 60m (Invitational) (M) Final (e)
19:45 60m Hurdles/Haies (F) Heats
20:00 60m Hurdles/Haies (M) Heats
20:15 3000m (F) Timed Section Chrono
20:40 3000m (M) Timed Section Chrono
21:05 60m Hurdles/Haies (M) Final(e)
21:15 60m Hurdles/Haies (F) Final(e)
21:25 4x 200m (M) Timed Section Chrono
21:40 4x 200m (F) Timed Section Chrono
21:55 4x 800m (F) Timed Section Chrono
22:10 4x 800m (M) Timed Section Chrono

Field Events / Evenements des Champs

18:00 Triple Jump (F) Final(e)
19:00 Pole Vault (M) Final(e)
20:15 Triple Jump (M) Final(e)

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Track Events / Epreuves de Piste

09:00 60mH (M) Pent
09:15 60mH (F) Pent
12:00 Lunch Break
12:40 600m (F) Timed Section Chrono
13:00 600m (M) Timed Section Chrono
13:20 300m (F) Timed Section Chrono
14:00 300m (M) Timed Section Chrono
14:40 1500m (F) Timed Section Chrono
15:05 1500m (M) Timed Section Chrono
15:40 4x 400m (F) Timed Section Chrono
15:55 4x 400m (M) Timed Section Chrono
16:20 1000m (M) Pent
16:30 800m (M) Pent

Field Events / Evenements des Champs

09:30 Weight Throw (F) Final(e)
09:40 Long Jump (M) Pent
09:50 High Jump (F) Pent
10:30 Weight Throw (M) Final(e)
11:00 Long Jump (F) Final(e)
11:30 Shot Put (M) Pent
13:00 High Jump (F) Final(e)
13:00 Shot Put (M) Final(e)
13:00 Pole Vault (F) Final(e)
13:00 Long Jump (M) Final(e)
14:00 Shot Put (F) Pent
14:45 High Jump (M) Pent
15:00 Shot Put (F) Final(e)
15:00 High Jump (M) Final(e)
15:15 Long Jump (F) Pent
SOURCE:
Earl Zukerman
Communications Officer
Dept. of Athletics
McGill University
475 Pine Avenue W.,
Montreal, QC H2W 1S4
CANADA
514-398-7012 (Tel.)
514-398-1956 (Fax)
www.athletics.mcgill.ca