McGill athletes garner 12 medals at track meet

McGill athletes garner 12 medals at track meetNov 26, 07 Track and Field (M)
By Earl Zukerman

MONTREAL - Zaria Stoffman of Vancouver, B.C., came away with gold and silver medal-performances for McGill at the first track and field competition of the 2007-08 indoor season, the McGill Open, held at Tomlinson Fieldhouse, Saturday.

In what was the team's best-ever performance at their own season-opening meet, McGill athletes came away with a combined total of three golds, four silvers and five bronzes.

Stoffman, a 19-year-old philosophy sophomore, won the women's high jump with a distance of 1.60 metres and finished second in the 60m hurdles with a time of 9.30 seconds.

The only other member of the Martlets to win gold was Heather McCurdy, a physical education junior from Belleville, Ont., who leaped 10.90m in the triple jump.

On the men's side, freshman Dong Liu captured the high jump with a distance of 1.75 metres.

McGill Martlets Medalists
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GOLD: Heather McCurdy (triple jump, 10.90m)
GOLD: Zaria Stoffman (high jump, 1.60m)
SILVER: Zaria Stoffman (60m hurdles, 0:09.30)
SILVER: Esther Usborne (pole vault, 3.20m)
BRONZE: Arianna Gianakos (600m, 1:46.23)
BRONZE: Danielle Sharpe (shotput, 9.45m)
BRONZE: Stephanie Harris (weight-throw, 12.35m)
BRONZE: 4x200m relay (Triniece Martineau, Allison Cameron-Bendrig, Katie Elmore,  
Majenta Potter-Mal Whyte), 1:51.21 McGill Redmen Medalists ----------------------------------- GOLD: Dong Liu (high jump, 1.75m) SILVER: Blair Bateson (600m, 1:24.93) SILVER: Miguel Mangalindon (long jump, 5.44m) BRONZE: Graydon Snider (3000m, 9:16.36)

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Earl Zukerman, McGill Athletics