Track and Field (W)
MONTREAL — It didn't take long for Alexandra Morin-Boucher, 22, to get up to speed in the world of sprinting. The McGill athlete has been known as a star soccer player, having netted 36 goals over four seasons. But when she took her maiden 300 meter dash, she surprised everybody with her blazing speed, even herself.
Sports in Montreal started as a feature of community activities for entertainment or competition. McGill students participated informally in many of these activities in the late 1840's and early 1850's.
A bronze medal performance by Alexandra Morin-Boucher of St. Gabriel de Brandon, Que., almost stole the show at the Holiday Classic track and field meet hosted by McGill University at Tomlinson Fieldhouse, Saturday.
Sarah McCuaig of Waterloo, Ont., was a triple award winner at the 14th annual McGill University track and cross-country awards gala, held on campus at Thompson House, Friday.
Hockey players Alexandre Picard-Hooper of Boucherville, Que., and Cathy Chartrand, a defenceman from Lac Nominingue, Que., were named male and female athletes of the year, respectively, at the 34th annual McGill intercollegiate sports awards gala held at the Love Competition Hall, inside the Currie Gym, Thursday.
McGill won a pair of bronze medals, both with record-setting performances, at the CIS track and field championships, a three-day meet hosted by Université de Sherbrooke, over the weekend. Maxime Beaumont-Courteau, from the Ahuntsic region of Montreal, broke his own school record in the men's pole-vault, while a quartet of women eclipsed a 13-year-old McGill record, in the 4x800 relay.
The CIS individual award winners for the 2010-11 track and field season were announced Thursday afternoon prior to the start of the indoor national championships that will run through Saturday at the University of Sherbrooke.