Track and Field (M)
Bruny Surin and Hank Palmer, a pair of Canadian Olympians, and Justin (Jus Fly) Darlington, will be headline acts at the McGill University Open track and field meet at Tomlinson Fieldhouse, Saturday.
The oldest McGill University record in the books finally fell in the first varsity track and field meet of the indoor season, Friday. Freshman Justin Darlington, a Toronto-born Montrealer, was one of three McGill athletes to win a gold medal and broke a 26-year-old mark in his first collegiate competition, at the Red, Garnet & Grey Tri-Meet in Ottawa.
Lucas Lafourcade, a native of Bordeaux, France and a member the Redmen track & field team, set three personal bests in his first competition of the indoor season and smashed his own school record en route to winning a gold medal in the pentathlon at the Dome Distance Dance meet in Ottawa, Friday.
Life was pretty sweet for Justin Darlington. He was 20 years old, single, travelling the world and earning a living doing something he loved. Now, he is preparing to move to Montreal so he can be closer to his coach, and he has enrolled in McGill University starting September.
Track and field athletes Zaria Stoffman of Vancouver, B.C., and Lucas Lafourcade, a native of Bordeaux, France, are the McGill University athletes of the week for the period ending Dec. 14, 2008.
Team captain Christina Lo Basso (pictured in centre) of Montreal was named most improved athlete in cross-country running and also received the Andrea Taylor memorial award as the most inspirational member of the McGill track and field team at their 12th annual Friends of McGill awards gala, held at Molson’s Brewery, Saturday.