Nine records fall at McGill Team Challenge meet

Nine records fall at McGill Team Challenge meet
Jan 31, 09 Track and Field (M)

By Earl Zukerman

MONTREAL - Zaria Stoffman, a 5-foot-10 hurdler from Vancouver, B.C., was the only McGill athlete to win gold at the 14th annual McGill Team Challenge track and field meet at Tomlinson Fieldhouse over the weekend. The 20-year-old philosophy junior took the women's 60m hurdles in 9.05 seconds.

She was one of four McGill athletes to reach the podium.

Six meet records and three fieldhouse marks fell - all in women's events - in the two-day competition which featured some 550 athletes and was billed as the largest university meet in Canada. Guelph scored 81 points to win the women's title, while York took the men's side with 70 points. McGill finished ninth in the women's division and 10th of the 15 schools in the men's competition.

Canadian Olympian Nick Macrozonaris, of Laval, Que., won a special invitational 60-metre men's sprint to highlight the competition.

Macrozonaris, representing the Perfmax Racing track club, was clocked in 6.72 seconds, a fraction of a second ahead of Charles Allen, a fellow national team member also from Perfmax, who finished in 6.73. Bianco Richard of Club Athletisme de Montreal, was third in 6.86. Hank Palmer, another national team sprinter, was disqualified after a false start.

In a women's special invitational 300m race, national team middle distance runner Esther Akinsulie (38.15) edged out Kimberly Hyacinthe (38.23) as the duo finished one-two to post the ninth and 10th fastest times in the world during the current indoor season.

Other McGill athletes to reach the podium included Lucas Lafourcade, a freshman from Bourdeaux, France, and veteran Alana Battiston of Toronto. They both won silver medals and established school records, in the men's and women's pentathlon, respectively. Lafourcade's point total of 3,320 smashed the previous standard of 2,796 established by Keith Esch last year, while Battiston registered 3,351 to surpass her own record of 3,204.

Maxime Beaumont-Courteau, a third-year medical student from Montreal, shared a bronze medal with U of T's Jason Wurster, after leaping a height of 4.60 metres in the pole vault, just missing his McGill record of 4.61m set in 2007.

Genevieve Thibault of the Laval Rouge et Or, Megan Brown from the Toronto Varsity Blues and Heather Hamilton of the York Lions each established meet and fieldhouse records.

Thibault won the 60m dash (7.39), while Brown took the 3000m (9:11.69) and Hamilton garnered gold in the pole vault (4.06m).

The three other meet records to fall came in the 1000m (Lindsay Carson, Guelph, 2:49.97), the weight throw (Annie Larose, Sherbrooke, 17.88) and the 4x800 relay (9:13.21), won by a McMaster quartet that includeded Erika Scott, Katie Anderson, Sarah Haliburton and Jillian Wyman.

Final team standings and all medal winners are posted below. Complete results are available online at www.mcgilltrack.com.

14th annual McGILL TEAM CHALLENGE
TRACK & FIELD MEET
(@ Tomlinson Fieldhouse)

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McGILL MEDALISTS (4):
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Name, Event, Time/Distance

GOLD
Zaria Stoffman, Women's 60m hurdles, 9.05

SILVER
Lucas Lafourcade, Men's indoor pentathlon 3320
Alana Battiston, Women's indoor pentathlon 3351

BRONZE
Maxime Beaumont-Corteau, Men's Pole Vault 4.06m

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FINAL TEAM SCORING
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WOMEN
RANK / TEAM / POINTS
1 Guelph 81
2 Western 53
3 Sherbrooke 44
4 Toronto 37
5 Ottawa 33
6 York 30
7 Queen's 20
8 Laval 18
9 McGill 17
10 McMaster 13
11 Dalhousie 12
12 Montreal 7
13 Laurentian 5
14 Waterloo 2
14 Moncton 2
Total 374.00

MEN

RANK / TEAM / POINTS
1 York 70
2 Sherbrooke 65
3 Guelph 59
4 Ottawa 32
5 Dalhousie 31
6 Western 24
7 Toronto 20
8 McMaster 20
9 Waterloo 13
10 McGill 11
11 Laval 11
12 Queen's 10
13 Saint Mary's 6
14 Montreal 1
Total 374.00



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MEDAL WINNERS
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WOMEN'S RESULTS:

Event 1 Women 60m
Fieldhouse Record: 7.44 (2007) A Power, G.Thibault
Meet Record: 7.44 (2005) Adrienne Power

1 Thibault, Genevieve, Laval, 7.39 *#
2 Lela, Christiane, Ottawa, 7.70
3 Peirce, Sarah, Guelph, 7.70

*meet record
#fieldhouse record


Event 2 Women 300m
Fieldhouse Record: 37.55 (2007) Adrienne Power
Meet Record: 37.55 (2005) Adrienne Power

1 Lela, Christiane, Ottawa, 40.05
2 Ruediger, Kate, Toronto, 40.29
3 Harvey, Laurelie, Laval, 40.52


Event 3 Women 600m
Fieldhouse Record: 1:29.51 (2007) Holly Ratzlaff
Meet Record: 1:32.41 (2005) Paula McLaughlin

1 Peters, Celia, Dalhousie, 1:32.73
2 Tousaw, Julia, Ottawa, 1:32.83
3 Woods, Madeleine, Laurentian, 1:35.16


Event 4 Women 1000m
Fieldhouse Record: 2:45.1h (2008) Sarah Ali-Khan
Meet Record: 2:51.12 (2008) Lindsay Carson

1 Carson, Lindsay, Guelph, 2:49.97 *
2 Wyman, Jillian, McMaster, 2:53.66
3 Frost, Lydia, Guelph, 2:55.97

*meet record


Event 5 Women 1500m
Fieldhouse Record: 4:18.75 (2007) Megan Brown
Meet Record: 4:26.93 (2005) Leanna MacLean

1 Carson, Lindsay, Guelph, 4:29.11
2 Vanhie, Jess, Guelph, 4:41.06
3 Cliff, Rachel, Guelph, 4:41.27


Event 6 Women 3000m
Fieldhouse Record: 9:15.83 (2000) Sarah Dillabaugh
Meet Record: 9:25.12 (1997) Sarah Dillabaugh

1 Brown, Megan, Toronto, 9:11.69 *#
2 Sexton, Lesley, Queen's, 9:53.18
3 Laurie, Courtney, Guelph, 9:54.21

*meet record
#fieldhouse record


Event 7 Women 60m Hurdles
Fieldhouse Record: 8.28 (2007) Jessica Zelinka
Meet Record: 8.56 (2000) Sonia Paquette

1 Stoffman, Zaria, McGill, 9.05
2 Coxhead, Emily, Western, 9.23
3 Cap, Tamara, Montreal, 9.34

Event 8 Women 4x200m Relay
Fieldhouse Record: 1:37.57 1999 Saskatchewan
Meet Record: 1:41.09 (1997) Waterloo

1 Toronto, 1:43.07
(Athena McBean, Kate Ruediger, Maureen Atine, Thandiwe Vela)

2 Queen's, 1:43.85
(Veronica Catry, Jan Stirling, Angela King, Jennifer Barrow)

3 Guelph, 1:44.65
(Shauna Malek, Amanda Spriel, Jacqueline Gauthier, Sarah Peirce)

Event 9 Women 4x400m Relay
Fieldhouse Record: 3:47.77 1999 Saskatchewan
Meet Record: 3:50.38 (1997) Syracuse

1 Ottawa, 3:52.78
(Christine Fraser, Christiane Lela, Julia Tousaw, Emilie Halle)

2 Western, 3:56.50
(Lisa Grieve, Jen Perrault, Nikki Barlow, Melanie Lui)

3 Toronto, 3:58.51
(Athena McBean, Kate Ruediger, Chantelle Maryuen, Mary Hein)


Event 10 Women 4x800m Relay
Fieldhouse Record: 8:56.63 (2007) Saskatchewan
Meet Record: 9:16.59 (2008) Dalhousie

1 McMaster, 9:13.21 *
(Erika Scott, Katie Anderson, Sarah Haliburton, Jillian Wyman)

2 Ottawa, 9:14.27
(Julia Tousaw, Jacqueline Malette, Kristin Marvin, Jennifer Biewald)

3 Western, 9:15.13
(Jen Ricks, Jenn Webber, Jen Cotten, Johanna Shenstone)

*meet record


Event 11 Women Long Jump
Fieldhouse Record: 6.17m (1998) Alice Falaiye
Meet Record: 5.85m (2008) Michelle Moody

1 Cotten, Jen, Western, 5.68m
2 Lambert Beaulieu, Eve, Sherbrooke, 5.35m
3 Smith, Alicia, Western, 5.28m


Event 12 Women Triple Jump
Fieldhouse Record: 12.76m (1999) Michelle Hastick
Meet Record: 12.22m (1997) Jennifer Williamson

1 Smith, Alicia, Western, 11.61m
2 Simulik, Mila, Western, 11.55m
3 Kaiser, Katie, Western, 10.83m


Event 13 Women High Jump
Fieldhouse Record: 1.89m (1998) Natalja Jackheere
Meet Record: 1.80m (2008) Michelle Moody

1 Haye, Shaneista, Guelph, 1.65m
2 Maessen, Laura, Toronto, J1.65m
3 Massicotte, Jessica, Sherbrooke, J1.65m

(J - medal determined on fewer jumps)


Event 14 Women Pole Vault
Fieldhouse Record: 4.00m (2008) Adrianne Vangool
Meet Record: 3.85m (2002) Elyse Menard

1 Hamilton, Heather, York, 4.06m *#
2 Lyons, Adrianna, York, 3.53m
3 Barclay, Laura, Western, J3.53m

*meet record
#fieldhouse record


Event 15 Women Shot Put
Fieldhouse Record: 14.98m (2008) Julie Labonte
Meet Record: 14.36m (2002) Kate Forbes

1 Larose, Annie, Sherbrooke, 12.44m
2 Boudreau, Isabelle, Sherbrooke, 12.01m
3 Appiah, Cynthia, York, 11.81m


Event 16 Women Weight Throw
Fieldhouse Record: 17.97m (2006) Marie-Josee LeJour
Meet Record: 15.86m (2008) Nicole Clarke

1 Larose, Annie, Sherbrooke, 17.88m *
2 Sow, Caroline, Laval, 15.64m
3 Obrochta, Kristen, York, 15.20m

*meet record


Event 35 Women Indoor Pentathlon
Fieldhouse Record: 4380 (2007) Jessica Zelinka
Meet Record: 3767 (2008) Jennifer Cotten

1 Delisle, Pascale, Sherbrooke, 3388
2 Battiston, Alana, McGill, 3351
3 Brosseau, Mylene, Sherbrooke, 3038




MEN'S RESULTS:


Event 18 Men 60m
Fieldhouse Record: 6.56 (2002) Nicolas Macrozonaris
Meet Record: 6.75 (2007) Jared Lewis

1 Meité, Ben Youssef, Sherbrooke, 6.78
2 Halstead, Tyrone, York, 6.83
3 Richards-Kwok, Dontae, York, 6.84



Event 20 Men 300m
Fieldhouse Record: 32.95 (2002) Shane Niemi
Meet Record: 32.95 (2002) Shane Niemi

1 Meité, Ben Youssef, Sherbrooke, 34.61
2 Monsour, Ramon, Ottawa, 34.87
3 Labelle, Shane, Sherbrooke, 35.01


Event 21 Men 600m
Fieldhouse Record: 1:17.26 (2000) Alexandre Marchand
Meet Record: 1:18.36 (2007) Geoff Harris

1 Robertson, Michael, Ottawa, 1:19.66
2 Albert, Ueli, Dalhousie, 1:19.68
3 Nken, Moise Junior, Sherbrooke, 1:20.25


Event 22 Men 1000m
Fieldhouse Record: 2:23.08 1999 Sebastien Ouellet
Meet Record: 2:26.05 (1997) Alex Hutchinson

1 Finn, Ryan, York, 2:27.88
2 Roundell, Josh, Guelph, 2:32.18
3 Jackson, Rob, Guelph, 2:32.38


Event 23 Men 1500m
Fieldhouse Record: 3:48.82 (2007) Jean-Claude Nduwinigoma
Meet Record: 3:51.06 (2007) Alex Genest

1 Poulin-Cadovius, James, Sherbrooke, 3:51.78
2 Finn, Ryan, York, 3:53.06
3 Brett, Allan, Guelph, 3:53.64


Event 24 Men 3000m
Fieldhouse Record: 8:14.68 (1999) Jeremy Deere
Meet Record: 8:25.24 (2007) Matt Brunsting

1 Brett, Allan, Guelph, 8:28.58
2 O'Neill, Kyle, Western, 8:28.86
3 Rachem, Baghdad, Sherbrooke, 8:37.77


Event 25 Men 60m Hurdles
Fieldhouse Record: 7.75 (2006) Charles Allen
Meet Record: 7.87 (2000) Andrew Lissade

1 Theriau, Christopher, York, 8.17
1 Komenan, Valery, Sherbrooke, 8.17
3 Fawcett, Tyler, Ottawa, 8.33


Event 26 Men 4x200m Relay
Fieldhouse Record: 1:24.85 (2007) Legacy Athletics
Meet Record: 1:27.14 (2007) Western

1 York, 1:28.62
(Tyrone Halstead, Matt Stiver-Balla, Dontae Richards-Kwok, Randolph Fajardo)

2 Sherbrooke, 1:29.04
(Ben Youssef Meité, Valery Komenan, Clément Ouellet-Léveillé, Jonathan Charest)

3 Ottawa, 1:32.26
(Ramon Monsour, Olivier Gauthier-Kwan, Tony Risling, Christian Desulme)


Event 27 Men 4x400m Relay
Fieldhouse Record: 3:14.12 (2008) University of Calgary
Meet Record: 3:17.91 (1997) Western

1 Ottawa, 3:21.07
(Tyler Fawcett, Michael Robertson,
Brian Cummings, Marc-Philippe Taillon)

2 Queen's, 3:21.57
(Mikey Prime, Adrian Heller,
Gord Frenke, Michael Nishiyama)

3 York, 3:21.59
(Matt Stiver-Balla, Dontae Richards-Kwok,
Randolph Fajardo, Ryan Finn)


Event 28 Men 4x800m Relay
Fieldhouse Record: 7:30.83 (2008) Victoria
Meet Record: 7:36.01 (2007) Dalhousie

1 Laval, 7:51.13
(Dominic Michaud, Pier-Olivier Laflamme,
Mathieu Raymond, Charles-Olivier Laporte)

2 McMaster, 7:52.46
(Andrew Douglas, Sean Baker, Rob Gibb, Noah Fleming)

3 Ottawa, 7:53.79
(Brian Cummings, Andrew Harrietha, Marc-Philippe Taillon, Kevin Brennan)


Event 29 Men Long Jump
Fieldhouse Record: 7.61m (1999) Craig Kavanaugh
Meet Record: 7.52m (1999) Craig Kavanaugh

1 Kuruneri, Guyson, Guelph, 7.11m
2 Goetz, Jason, Waterloo, 6.75m
3 Holbik-Siu, Nick, McMaster, 6.63m


Event 30 Men Triple Jump
Fieldhouse Record: 16.16m (2008) Shawn Peters
Meet Record: 15.25m (2006) Marlon Nangle

1 Quilty, Pat, Dalhousie, 14.38m
2 Goetz, Jason, Waterloo, 14.35m
3 Duncan, Darren, York, 14.17m


Event 31 Men High Jump
Fieldhouse Record: 2.27m (1996) Kwaku Boateng
Meet Record: 2.15m (1998) Kwaku Boateng

1 Witmer, Alex, Western, 2.11m
2 Watts, Simon, Dalhousie, 2.00m
3 Minnesma, Dan, McMaster, 1.95m


Event 32 Men Pole Vault
Fieldhouse Record: 5.40m (2008) Jason Wurster
Meet Record: 5.40m (2008) Jason Wurster

1 Foley, David, Sherbrooke, 4.90m
2 Creighton, Doug, Toronto, 4.70m
3 Beaumont-Courteau, Maxim, McGill, 4.60m
3 Wurster, Jason, Toronto, 4.60m


Event 33 Men Shot Put
Fieldhouse Record: 17.52m (2007) Jim Steacy
Meet Record: 16.35m (1999) Paul Drogaris

1 Hendry, Tim, Guelph, 14.41m
2 McDonald, Dan, Western, 14.19m
3 Labelle, Andre, Toronto, 13.22m


Event 34 Men Weight Throw
Fieldhouse Record: 23.61m (2007) Jim Steacy
Meet Record: 18.29m (2008) Owen Williams

1 Georgewill, Suyi, York, 15.70m
2 Hendry, Tim, Guelph, 14.89m
3 McDonald, Dan, Western, 13.09m


Event 36 Men Indoor Pentathlon
Fieldhouse Record: 3877 (2007) Jamie Adjetey-Nelson
Meet Record: 3479 (2008) Yassine El Fouladi

1 Allen, Elijah, York, 3350
2 Lafourcade, Lucas, McGill, 3320
3 Bobeuf, Florian, Sherbrooke, 3181


Complete results available at www.mcgilltrack.com.

SOURCE:
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