A last-second victory by the women’s novice four boat proved to be the difference as McGill captured the 14th annual Lorne Gales Challenge Cup rowing regatta on the Cataraqui River in Kingston, Ont., Saturday.
The Queen's Gaels were victorious at the 2008 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Rowing Championships over the weekend at the Royal Canadian Henley Course in St. Catharines, Ont., winning the women's title for a second straight year while dethroning the three-time defending champion Western Mustangs in the men's division. The Gaels last won a men's rowing title in 2004.
Marie-Andrée Leclerc-Auger of Sherbrooke and Montreal native Christian Dabrowski are the McGill University athletes of the week for the period ending March 15, 2009.
McGill freshman Jonathan Rinaldi and junior Brent Hopkins of Montreal finished fourth in the B final of the light men's pair at the Canadian rowing championships, in Welland, Ont., Sunday.