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Jan 27 2020 - New Brunswickers in action this past weekend
New Brunswick athletes were competing across North America this weekend, and they sure did not disappoint with notable performances from many this weekend. Both UNB Reds and UdeM Aigles Bleus sent teams to the McGill Team Challenge in Montreal along with club athletes from across the province. South of the border, UNB sent a team to the John Thomas Terrier Classic in Boston Jack Berkshire ran for UofT at Eastern Michigan and Sarah MacPherson ran the Dr. Sanders Invitational in New York.
At the McGill Team Challenge in Montreal,Micah Hesman of UNB won the men’s Heptathlon with 4372pts. Jarod Manuel of UNB placed third in the men’s weight throw with 16.27m Robert Williamson of UNB placed third in the men’s triple jump with 13.05m Grace Annear of Saint John Track & Field Club placed an impressive second in the women’s 1000m in a time of 2:53.81, and took home third in the 600m in 1:31.67 Erin Vringer of SJTC won the women’s 3000m in a time of 9:53.03. Vringer also ran to third in the 1500m with 4:36.09. UdeM women’s 4x200m comprised of Véronique Omasolanga, Caroline Gagnon, Hillary Maclean, and Joëlle Léger took home third in a time of 1:46.27. Kyla Hughes of UdeM took third in the women’s shot put with a launch of 12.37m. Jarod Manuel of UNB took first in the men’s shot put with 14.81m while UdeM’s Samuel Bourque took second with 13.27m. There were many other great performances had by both University teams, as well as club athletes.
At the John Thomas Terrier Classic in Boston,Victoria LeBlanc of the UNB Reds placed third in the women’s triple jump with a leap of 11.94m Many athletes on the team had outstanding performances including many personal bests and school records.
At the Can Am meet at Eastern Michigan, Jack Berkshire of University of Toronto ran to a second-place finish in the 300m in 34.24s.
At the Dr. Sander Invitational in New York, Sarah MacPherson ran the Athletics Canada World Indoor Standard in the mile with a time of 4:33.36.
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