QSSF TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP: "Jus Fly" Darlington set record, earns performance-of-meet honours

QSSF TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP: "Jus Fly" Darlington set record, earns performance-of-meet honours
Feb. 28, 2010

 
(PHOTO OF JUSTIN DARLINGTON BY GARY RUSH)

MONTREAL - McGill's Justin Darlingtonof Montreal, earned performance-of-the-meet honours for field events with a school record leap of 2.07 metres in the men's high jump at the Quebec university track & field championship meet at Richard Tomlinson Fieldhouse over the weekend.

Medal winners are posted below and complete results are available online at:www.mcgilltrack.com

Sherbrooke swept both the men's and women's team titles. They finished first in the men's division with 140 points, followed by McGill (112) and Laval (104).

Darlington, a 6-foot-4 marketing freshmen who broke his own Redmen record of 2.05m, was one of four gold medal winners for the McGill men, who also garnered five silver medals and eight bronzes. Each automatically qualifies for the CIS national championships in Windsor, Ont., March 11-13.

Other Redmen gold medalists who automatically earned all-conference honours included pole-vaulter Maxime Beaumont-Courteau (4.60m), a third-year medical student from Montreal and Canadian Olympian Hank Palmer (60m, 6.82seconds). Palmer, a native of Pierrefonds, Que., also ran the anchor leg of the winning 4x200 relay squad, which was clocked in 1:30.65. The quartet included lead-off sprinter Andrew Archibald of Halifax, N.S., freshmen Eric Ellemo of Hudson, Que., and Montreal native Andrew Hamilton, who was an all-conference running back with the football Redmen last fall.

On the women's side, Sherbrooke finished atop the standings with 151 points, followed by McGill (144) and Laval (104).

The Martlets registered 20 podium finishes, including five golds, seven silvers and eight bronze medals. The only woman to break a McGill record was Alana Battiston, a science senior from Toronto, who finished third in the pentathlon with 3,365 points, surpassing her team record of 3,351.

Gold medalists included Hayley Warren, a 5-foot-3 kinesiology freshman from Orillia, Ont., who was a double winner, taking the 60m hurdles in 8.86 seconds and running lead-off on the winning 4x200 relay, which finished in 1:43.40, just missing the school record of 1:43.26 set a dozen years ago. Joining her on that foursome was freshman Genevieve Blanchard of Sherbrooke, Que., junior Alison Cameron-Vendrig of Ottawa and senior Sabrina Lavoie of Montreal.

It was a good day for the McGill relays squads, which swept all three races.

The 4x800 established a QSSF championship meet record with a time of 9:21.56, smashing the previous mark of 9:29.77 set by Sherbrooke in 2008. The quartet was composed of Charlene Puel, a sophomore from France, plus freshman Sarah McCuaig of Waterloo, Ont., Aimee Castro, a rookie from Hamilton, Ont., and sophomore Catherine Drouin-Audet of Repentigny, Que.

The Martlets winning 4x400 relay was clocked in 3:56.32 and included Lavoie, Cameron-Vendrig, Battiston and Anne Ruggirello, a marketing sophomore from Glenview, Illinois.

Mélinda-Megan Rock, a third-year education major from Baie Comeau, Que., claimed McGill's other gold medal, winning the pole vault with a height of 3.30 metres.

Final Standings
Women
1. Sherbrooke 	151
2. McGill	144
3. Laval   	104

Men
1. Sherbrooke	140
2. McGill  	112
3. Laval	104


MAJOR AWARD WINNERS

WOMEN:
Championship team:		Sherbrooke
Track performance of the meet: 	Genevieve Thibault - Laval
Field performance of the meet: 	Pascale Delisle - Sherbrooke
Athlete of the meet:		Pascale Delisle - Sherbrooke
Athlete of the year:		Pascale Delisle - Sherbrooke
Rookie of the year:		Melanie Hughes - Sherbrooke
Athletics, Academics & Citizenship Award:	Nathalie Larouche - Laval
Coach of the year:		Richard Crevier - Laval

MEN:
Championship team:			Sherbrooke
Track performance of the meet:		James Poulin-Cadovius - Sherbrooke
Field performance of the meet:		Justin Darlington - McGill
Athlete of the meet:			Pierre Puyjalon - Sherbrooke
Athlete of the year:			James Poulin-Cadovius - Sherbrooke
Rookie of the year:			Olivier Lavoie - Sherbrooke
Athletics, Academics & Citizenship Award:	James Poulin-Cadovius - Sherbrooke
Coach of the year:			Richard Crevier - Laval

QSSF CHAMPIONSHIP MEDAL WINNERS

Tomlinson FH/Molson Stadium - Site License
Championnat Provincial Universitaire 2010 - 2/27/2010 to 2/28/2010
McGill, Montreal

Event 1 Women's 60m
===================================================================
CIS Standard: 7.61
Fieldhouse Record: 7.35 (tie) Toyin Olupena (Toronto TFC,
2010) and Genevieve Thibault (Laval, 2010)
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 7.40 Genevieve Thibault, Sherbrooke, 2009
===================================================================

Finals
1 Thibault, Geneviève  	Laval		7.41%
2 Warren, Hayley	McGill		7.87
3 Lavoie, Sabrina	McGill		7.96

% Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (Beat CIS Standard)

Event 2 Women's 300m
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 39.93
Fieldhouse Record: 37.55 Adrienne Power, Dalhousie, 2005
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 39.29 Martine Cloutier, Sherbrooke, 2003
===============================================================================

Finals
1 Harvey, Laurélie	Laval		40.10
2 Momoh, Nana		Sherbrooke	40.32
3 Lavoie, Sabrina	McGill		40.91

Event 3 Women's 600m
==========================================================================
CIS Standard: 1:33.45
Fieldhouse Record: 1:29.51 Holly Ratzlaff, Calgary, 2007
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 1:32.22 Sarah Ali-Khan, McGill, 2002
==========================================================================

Finals
1 Momoh, Nana			Sherbrooke	1:35.21#
2 Puel, Charlene		McGill		1:36.16
3 Drouin-Audet, Catherine	McGill		1:36.36

# Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (QSSF Champion)

Event 4 Women's 1000m
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 2:51.08
Fieldhouse Record: 2:45.1h Sarah Ali-Khan, McGill, 2003
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 2:50.91 Sarah Ali-Khan, McGill, 2001
===============================================================================

Finals
1 Hughes, Melanie		Sherbrooke	2:55.02
2 Drouin-Audet, Catherine	McGill		2:55.84
3 Puel, Charlene		McGill		2:55.91

Event 5 Women's 1500m
=======================================================================
CIS Standard: 4:32.61
Fieldhouse Record: 4:18.75 Megan Brown, Toronto, 2007
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 4:30.23 Sarah Ali-Khan, McGill, 2001
=======================================================================

Finals
1 Hughes, Melanie	Sherbrooke	4:44.55#
2 McCuaig, Sarah	McGill		4:46.18
3 Cummings, Madeleine	McGill		4:50.53

# Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (QSSF Champion)

Event 6 Women's 3000m
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 9:43.88
Fieldhouse Record: 9:11.69 Megan Brown, Toronto, 2009
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 9:18.7h Caroline Ladanowski, McGill, 1988
===============================================================================

Finals
1 Hughes, Melanie	Sherbrooke	10:10.08
2 Cummings, Madeleine	McGill		10:12.04
3 Myrand, Mélanie	McGill		10:19.23

Event 7 Women's 60m Hurdles
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 8.84
Fieldhouse Record: 8.28 Jessica Zelinka, Calgary, 2007
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 8.43 Marie-Eve Dugas, Sherbrooke, 2008
===============================================================================

Finals
1 Warren, Hayley	McGill		8.86
2 Cap, Tamara		Montreal	8.97
3 Delisle, Pascale	Sherbrooke	9.14

Event 8 Women's 4x200m Relay
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 1:41.86
Fieldhouse Record: 1:37.57 Saskatchewan, 1999
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 1:43.05 Sherbrooke, 1991
===============================================================================

Finals
1 McGill	1:43.40#
	1) Warren, Hayley 		2) Blanchard, Genevieve
	3) Cameron-Vendrig, Alison	4) Lavoie, Sabrina
2 Sherbrooke	1:45.32
	1) Robitaille-Beaumier, Eve-Lyne 2) Daudelin-Gauthier, Laurie
	3) Bergeron, Mireille		4) Momoh, Nana
3 Laval		1:59.36
	1) Larouche, Nathalie		2) Cardin, Caroline
	3) Rioux-Castonguay, Marina	4) Mimeault, Laurie-Michelle

# Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (QSSF Champion)

Event 9 Women's 4x400m Relay
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 3:52.68
Fieldhouse Record: 3:47.77 Saskatchewan, 1999
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 3:55.75 Sherbrooke, 2002
===============================================================================

Finals
1 McGill	3:56.32
	1) Lavoie, Sabrina		2) Cameron-Vendrig, Alison
	3) Battiston, Alana		4) Ruggirello, Anne
2 Sherbrooke	4:00.67
	1) Robitaille-Beaumier, Eve-Lyne 2) Delisle, Pascale
	3) Gauthier, Catherine		4) Momoh, Nana
3 Laval		4:12.38
	1) Harvey, Laurélie		2) Croteau-Carignan, Annie
	3) Larouche, Nathalie		4) Mimeault, Laurie-Michelle

Event 10 Women's 4x800mRelay
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 9:06.92
Fieldhouse Record: 8:56.63 Toronto, 2007
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 9:29.77 Sherbrooke, 2008
===============================================================================

Finals
1 McGill	9:21.56*#
	1) Puel, Charlene	2) McCuaig, Sarah
	3) Castro, Aimee	4) Drouin-Audet, Catherine
2 Sherbrooke	10:07.01
	1) Gauthier, Catherine	2) Grand'maison, Sara
	3) Parenteau, Élizabeth	4) Gendron, Caroline
3 Laval	10:20.43
	1) Bernard-Brouillard, Sarah 2) Mercier, Jeanne
	3) Rioux, Audrey-Ann	4) Croteau-Carignan, Annie

* QSSF Championship Meet Record
# Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (QSSF Champion)

Event 11 Women's Long Jump
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 5.65m
Fieldhouse Record: 6.17m Alice Falaiye, Toronto, 1998
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 5.90m Simonne Lemieux, Laval, 1991
===============================================================================

Finals
1 Renaud, Esther	Sherbrooke	5.69m%
2 Cap, Tamara		Montreal	5.61m
3 Delisle, Pascale	Sherbrooke	5.42m

% Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (Beat CIS Standard)

Event 12 Women's Triple Jump
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 11.45m
Fieldhouse Record: 12.76m Michelle Hastick, Independent, 1999
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 12.20m Sonya Agbessi, Laval, 1996
===============================================================================

Finals
1 Sarazin, Josée-Anne	Sherbrooke	11.76m%
2 Morin Lemay, Audrey	Sherbrooke	11.47m%
3 McCurdy, Heather	McGill		10.89m

% Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (Beat CIS Standard)

Event 13 Women's High Jump
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 1.69m
Fieldhouse Record: 1.89m Natalja Jackheere, Belgium, 1998
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 1.84m Leslie Estwick, McGill, 1987
===============================================================================

Finals
1 Dugas, Katerine	Montreal	1.60m
2 McPhee, Alyson	McGill		1.60m
3 Morin Lemay, Audrey	Sherbrooke	1.55m

Event 14 Women's Pole Vault
=======================================================================
CIS Standard: 3.62m
Fieldhouse Record: 4.06m Heather Hamilton, York, 2009
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 3.70m Caroline Jean, Sherbrooke, 2004
=======================================================================

Finals
1 Rock, Mélinda-Megan	McGill		3.30m#
2 Crowe, Victoria	McGill		3.20m
3 Brosseau, Mylene	Sherbrooke	2.95m

# Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (QSSF Champion)

Event 15 Women's Shot Put
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 12.93m
Fieldhouse Record: 16.22m Julie Labonte, Sherbrooke, 2009
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 13.38 Dominique Bilodeau, Sherbrooke, 2002
===============================================================================

Finals
1 Boudreau, Isabelle	Sherbrooke	12.52m#
2 Dumont-Breton, Myriam	Sherbrooke	12.25m
3 Larose, Annie		Sherbrooke	11.02m

# Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (QSSF Champion)

Event 16 Women's Weight Throw
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 17.05m
Fieldhouse Record: 18.18m Annie Larose, Sherbrooke, 2008
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 18.07m Annie Larose, Sherbrooke, 2009
===============================================================================

Finals

1 Larose, Annie		Sherbrooke	17.12m%
2 Dumont-Breton, Myriam	Sherbrooke	14.24m
3 Rock, Mélinda-Megan	McGill		13.33m

% Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (Beat CIS Standard)

Event 17 Women's Indoor Pentathlon
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 3414
Fieldhouse Record: 4380 Jessica Zelinka, Calgary, 2007
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 3507 Veronique Fortin, Sherbrooke, 2003
===============================================================================

Finals
1 Delisle, Pascale	Sherbrooke	3617*%
2 Cap, Tamara		Montreal	3557%
3 Battiston, Alana	McGill		3365 (broke own McGill record of 3351)

* QSSF Championship Meet Record
% Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (Beat CIS Standard)

Event 18 Men's 60m
=======================================================================
CIS Standard: 6.79
Fieldhouse Record: 6.56 Nicolas Macrozonaris, St. Laurent, 2002
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 6.76 Ben Youssef Meite, Sherbrooke, 2009
=======================================================================

Finals
1 Palmer, Hank		McGill		6.82#
2 Charest, Jonathan	Sherbrooke	7.13
3 Hamilton, Andrew	McGill		7.13

# Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (QSSF Champion)

Event 19 Men's 300m
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 34.53
Fieldhouse Record: 32.95 Shane Niemi, York, 2002
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 34.04 Rova Rabemananjara, Sherbrooke, 1997
===============================================================================

Finals
1 Rachati, Ayoub		Sherbrooke	35.58 #
2 Charest, Jonathan		Sherbrooke	35.65
3 Laporte, Charles-Olivier	Laval		35.96

# Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (QSSF Champion)

Event 20 Men's 600m
==========================================================================
CIS Standard: 1:19.67
Fieldhouse Record: 1:17.26 Alexandre Marchand, Sherbrooke, 2000
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 1:18.70 Alex Marchand, Sherbrooke, 1999
==========================================================================

Finals
1 Raymond, Mathieu		Laval		1:20.55#
2 Laporte, Charles-Olivier	Laval		1:20.95 
3 Gravel, Benjamin		Sherbrooke	1:21.63

# Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (QSSF Champion)

Event 21 Men's 1000m
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 2:26.58
Fieldhouse Record: 2:23.08 Sebastien Ouellet, Sherbrooke 1999
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 2:29.30 Alex Hutchinson, McGill, 1996
===============================================================================

Finals
1 Lavoie, Olivier		Sherbrooke	2:28.40#
2 Poulin-Cadovius, James	Sherbrooke	2:29.18
3 Gravel, Benjamin		Sherbrooke	2:29.63

# Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (QSSF Champion)

Event 22 Men's 1500m
=======================================================================
CIS Standard: 3:52.56
Fieldhouse Record: 3:48.82 Geoff Martinson, Victoria, 2008
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 3:55.80 Sebastien Ouellet, Sherbrooke, 1999
=======================================================================

Finals
1 Poulin-cadovius, James	Sherbrooke	3:52.45*%
2 Lavoie, Olivier		Sherbrooke	3:53.55
3 Kramer, Daniel		McGill		3:54.72

* QSSF Championship Meet Record
% Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (Beat CIS Standard)

Event 23 Men's 3000m
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 8:20.47
Fieldhouse Record: 8:07.38 Reid Coolaset, Speed River TFC, 2010
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 8:28.27 Daniel Blouin, Laval, 2004
===============================================================================

Finals
1 Poulin-Cadovius, James	Sherbrooke	8:42.38#
2 Laflamme, Pier-Olivier	Laval		8:44.26
3 Kramer, Daniel		McGill		8:56.87

# Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (QSSF Champion)

Event 24 Men's 60m Hurdles
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 8.33
Fieldhouse Record: 7.75 Charles Allen, Ottawa, 2006
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 7.91 Andrew Lissade, Sherbrooke, 1999
===============================================================================

Finals
1 Puyjalon, Pierre	Sherbrooke	8.47 #
2 Liu, Dong		McGill		8.48
3 Guénette, Jason	Laval		8.78

# Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (QSSF Champion)

Event 25 Men's 4x200m Relay
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 1:28.57
Fieldhouse Record: 1:24.85 Legacy Athletics, 2007
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 1:26.14 Sherbrooke, 1999
===============================================================================

Finals
1 McGill	1:30.65#
	1) Archibald, Andrew		2) Ellemo, Eric
	3) Hamilton, Andrew		4) Palmer, Hank
2 Sherbrooke	1:31.95
	1) Rachati, Ayoub		2) Dallaire, Carl
	3) Fournier, Charles		4) Ouellet-Léveillé, Clément
3 Laval	1:36.39
	1) Langevin, James		2) Beaudoin-Hamel, Vincent
	3) Boutin, Jean-Philippe	4) Ouedraogo, Boris

# Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (QSSF Champion)

Event 26 Men's 4x400m Relay
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 3:20.70
Fieldhouse Record: 3:14.12 Calgary, 2008
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 3:16.59 Sherbrooke, 1999
===============================================================================

Finals
1 Laval	3:24.51 #
	1) Beaudoin-Hamel, Vincent	2) Boucher, Nicolas
	3) Raymond, Mathieu		4) Laporte, Charles-Olivier
2 Sherbrooke	3:24.69
	1) Rachati, Ayoub		2) Puyjalon, Pierre
	3) Azzi, Sofiane		4) Gravel, Benjamin
3 McGill	3:29.03
	1) Levy, Tyler			2) Sandler, Ian
	3) Douglas, Ken			4) Bays, Connor

# Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (QSSF Champion)

Event 27 Men's 4x800m Relay
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 7:42.91
Fieldhouse Record: 7:30.83 Victoria, 2008
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 7:55.47 McGill, 1999
===============================================================================

Finals
1 Laval	7:49.87*#
	1) Michaud, Dominic		2) Laflamme, Pier-Olivier
	3) Laporte, Charles-Olivier	4) Raymond, Mathieu
2 McGill	7:51.51
	1) Kramer, Daniel		2) Bays, Connor
	3) Levy, Tyler			4) Douglas, Ken
3 Sherbrooke	8:15.60
	1) Barriere, Julien		2) Bilodeau, Mathieu
	3) Azzi, Sofiane		4) Poulin-cadovius, James

* QSSF Championship Meet Record
# Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (QSSF Champion)

Event 28 Men's Long Jump
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 7.10m
Fieldhouse Record: 7.63m Christopher Greenaway, Ottawa, 2010
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 7.20m Maurice Ennis, McGill, 1996
===============================================================================

Finals
1 Fredette, Maxime	Sherbrooke	6.98m #
2 Palmer, Hank		McGill		6.79m
3 Lafourcade, Lucas	McGill		6.52m

# Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (QSSF Champion)

Event 29 Men's Triple Jump
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 14.40m
Fieldhouse Record: 16.15m Shawn Peters, Regina TC, 2003
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 15.89m Patrick Massok, UQAM, 2002
===============================================================================

Finals
1 Diop, Ndiaga		Sherbrooke	14.15m#
2 Darlington, Justin	McGill		13.66m
3 Guénette, Jason	Laval		12.51m

# Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (QSSF Champion)

Event 30 Men's High Jump
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 2.00m
Fieldhouse Record: 2.27m Kwaku Boateng, Concordia, 1996
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 2.08m Peter-Mike Alexander, Concordia, 2001
===============================================================================

Finals
1 Darlington, Justin 	McGill		2.07m % (broke own McGill record of 2.05)
2 Puyjalon, Pierre	Sherbrooke	1.90m
3 Lafourcade, Lucas	McGill		1.80m

% Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (Beat CIS Standard)

Event 31 Men's Pole Vault
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 4.64m
Fieldhouse Record: 5.40m Jason Wurster, Toronto, 2008
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 5.35m Francois Thenault, Sherbrooke, 1999
===============================================================================

Finals
1 Beaumont-Courteau, Maxime	McGill	4.60m#
2 Lafourcade, Lucas		McGill	3.55m
3 Budning, Jonathan		McGill	3.35m

# Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (QSSF Champion)

Event 32 Men's Shot Put
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 15.24m
Fieldhouse Record: 17.52m Jim Steacy, Lethbridge, 2007
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 15.50m Paul Drogaris, McGill, 1999
===============================================================================

Finals
1 Bisaillon, Vincent	Laval		11.56m#
2 Dumont, Mathieu	Sherbrooke	11.51m
3 Lafourcade, Lucas	McGill		11.44m

# Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (QSSF Champion)

Event 33 Men's Weight Throw
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 16.15m
Fieldhouse Record: 23.61m Jin Steacy, Lethbridge, 2007
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 17.52m Jerome Lapierre, Laval, 2002
===============================================================================

Finals
1 Dumont, Mathieu	Sherbrooke	13.69m #
2 Bisaillon, Vincent	Laval		12.93m
3 Gosselin, Mikael	Laval		11.58m

# Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (QSSF Champion)

Event 34 Men's Indoor Pentathlon
===============================================================================
CIS Standard: 3498
Fieldhouse Record: 3877 Jamie Adjetey-Nelson, Windsor, 2007
QSSF Championship Meet Record: 3636 Pierre Puyjalon, Sherbrooke, 2009
===============================================================================

Finals
1 Puyjalon, Pierre	Sherbrooke	3685*%
2 Bobeuf, Florian	Sherbrooke	3264
3 Guénette, Jason	Laval		3234

* QSSF Championship Meet Record
% Qualified for 2010 CIS Championships (Beat CIS Standard)

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