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Mar 10 2018 - NB athletes shine at USport Championships

The USports Track & Field Championships took place this past weekend in Windsor, Ontario. New Brunswick athletes once again showed their strengths and finished with 2 provincial records and 4 medals.

- Andrew LeBlanc of Fredericton, competing for University of Guelph, won bronze in the men's 1000m with a time of 2:28.66, and placed 5th in the 600m with a time of 1:20.06. As a member of his school's relay team, LeBlanc also won gold in the 4x800m and placed 7th in the 4x400m. LeBlanc's bronze is the first medal for a New Brunswick male in an individual event since Adam Gaudes' silver in 2012.

- Jack Berkshire of Fredericton, competing for University of Toronto, finished 4th in the men's 300m with a time of 34.59. His time of 34.47 in the prelims also broke his own provincial record. As a member of his school's relay team, Berkshire also won silver in both the 4x200m and the 4x400m.

- Ryan Evans of Saint John, competing for University of Western Ontario, finished 7th in the men's heptathlon with a score of 4519, just missing his provincial record set at the OUA Championships two weeks prior. His clearance of 4.10m in the pole vault is a new provincial junior record.

- Jean-Luc Bastarache of Moncton, competing for the Université de Moncton, finished 9th in the men's heptathlon with a score of 4432.

- Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John, competing for University of New Brunswick, finished 9th in women's long jump with a best attempt of 5.50m.

- Sydney MacDonald of Miramichi, competing for University of New Brunswick, finished 11th in the women's pentathlon with a score of 3156.

- Tess McDonald of Frdericton, competing for University of Toronto, finished 12th in the women's triple jump with a best attempt of 11.10m.

- Veronique Omalosanga of Moncton, competing for Université Laval, ran in the prelims of the women's 4x200m and helped her school's relay team make the finals, which later finished 8th overall.

- Shawna McKay of Moncton, competing for Dalhousie University, ran in the prelims of the women's 4x200m where her school finished 9th overall.

The Guelph Gryphons took home both the men's and women's championship banners, finishing with 123 points on the women's side and 122.5 on the men's. On the women's side, the Toronto Blues finished second with 84 points while the Windsor Lancers finished third with 79; the Alberta Golden Bears finished second with 68 points on the men's side, followed by Laval Rouge et Or with 55.


"New Brunswick athletes always bring their best at the USports Championships and this year was no different," said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "The Championships caps off a historic season for our university athletes, one that was filled with records and medals all the way through."

Full results can be found here: www.windsortiming.com/LiveResults/2018/USport/

 

By: Brandon Scott LeBlanc

 

 

 

 

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