Puel sets record, wins gold and bronze at McGill Team Challenge

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MONTREAL - Charlène Puel, a McGill distance runner from Lyon, France, won a pair of medals and set a meet record to pull off an unexpected surprise at the 17th annual McGill Team Challenge, a two-day track and field competition held at the University's Richard Tomlinson Fieldhouse, Jan. 27-28.

Nine meet records and one Fieldhouse mark fell at the event, which is billed as the largest indoor meet on the CIS calendar and attracted 22 university teams and more than 700 athletes. Seven of the 17 events on the men's side produced the top time in the country to date. The women's competition produced the nation's best time in six events.

York finished first on the men's side, while Western won the women's division. McGill placed eighth in both categories.

Puel, a 5-foot-2 mathematics senior, won the 1,000-metre race with a meet record time of two minutes, 48.26 seconds, breaking the old mark of 2:49.97 established in 2009 by Guelph's Lindsay Carson. Puel reached the podium again after finishing third in the 600m in 1:32.39. She automatically qualified to compete at the CIS championships in both events.

"It was a terrific performance by Charlène in the 1000m," said McGill head coach Dennis Barrett. "She had been running well in practice and ran a good 600m time at the Laval meet (on Jan. 21) which was on a flat track with tight corners."

As such, she was expected to run quicker on McGill's track, which is banked and has a wider radius on turns.

"We found that her time today was spectacular," added Barrett. "As she came around the bend we were clock-watching and realized that she was on pace to run a time around 2:50 but she finished even better than expected, running 2:48 and change. She felt good throughout the race and told me that it seemed like she was jogging out there.  It was a really good race for her."

Puel, whose father Claude is a well-known pro soccer coach in France, was stricken with mononucleosis and stress fractures over her first three years at McGill, which had hindered her performance. This season, she has been nursing a tender Achilles tendon from the outdoor cross-country season.

Two other McGill athletes reached the podium, including freshman Jessica Porfilio, of Longueuil, Que., who won silver in the 3000m (10:18.39) and Dylan Golow, a freshman from Barrie, Ont., was third in the men's pentathlon (3,263 points).

On the women's side,  five meet records tumbled. Aside from Puel's performance in the 1000m, Ottawa's Jennifer Perrault established a new standard the 600m (1:30.99), Montreal's Laurence Beaudet in the long jump (6.01m), Ottawa's Mark Chenery in the pentathlon (3,745 points) and Western's 4x800 (9:04.81), which featured Courtney Long, Melissa Caruso, Jen Bays and Katie Bell.

Among the four meet records in the men's division, Laval's Charles Philibert-Thiboutot hit the "daily double" in the 1500m, His time of 3:48.74 was also a Fieldhouse record.

York's Daniel Nova established a new mark in the weight-throw (20.26m), and a pair of records were produced in two relay squads from the University of Ottawa. The Gee-Gees 4x200 quartet was clocked in 1:26.80 and was composed of Oluwasegun Makinde, Michael Robertson, Devin Biocchi and Moussa Sisoko. Their other record-breaking relay was the 4x400, which crossed the line in 3:17.77 and included Makinde, along with his brother Toluwalope, Robertson and Biocchi.

McGill's next competition will be at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at The Armory in New York City, Feb. 3-4. It is considered the largest indoor collegiate meet in North America and typically features more than 100 teams from the NCAA and CIS,

 

SOURCE:

Earl Zukerman

McGill Athletics & Recreation

514-398-7012

earl.zukerman [at] mcgill.ca

 

 

2012 McGill Team Challenge Track & Field Meet
(@ Tomlinson Fieldhouse, McGill University, Jan. 27-28)



FINAL STANDINGS (men):
FINAL STANDINGS (women):



1. York, 83
1. Western, 68
3. Ottawa, 57
2. Ottawa, 45.33
2. Western, 57
3. Toronto, 45
4. Sherbrooke, 43
4. York, 41.33
5. Laval, 42
5. Alberta, 29
6. Toronto, 27
6. Montreal, 25
7. Dalhousie, 19
7. Sherbrooke, 24.33
8. McGill, 16
8. McGill, 22.5
9. Lakehead, 10
9. UQAM, 21
10. Queen's, 6
10. Dalhousie, 15.5
11. Waterloo, 4
11. McMaster, 14
12. Alberta, 3
12. St. Francis Xavier, 6
12. McMaster, 3
13. Laval, 5
14. St. Francis Xavier, 2
14. Lakehead, 4
14. Saint Mary's 2
15. Queen's, 3
16. Montreal, 0
16. Waterloo, 2
16. UQAM, 0
17. Saint Mary's 1
16. UQAC, 0
17. UQAC, 1
16. Moncton, 0
19. Moncton, 0
16. RMC, 0
19. RMC, 0
16. UNB, 0
19. UNB, 0
16. UQTR, 0
19. UQTR, 0

For event-by-event results go to:

http://www.mcgilltrack.com/meetResults/2012TeamChallenge/index.htm

 

For complete packaged results see attached PDF document.

 

 




MEDAL WINNERS







Event #1 WOMEN'S 60m




Meet Record : 7.35 Toyin Olupena, Toronto TFC, 2010 & Genevieve Thibault, Laval, 2010
Fieldhouse Record : 7.39 Genevieve Thibault, Laval, 2009
CIS Standard : 7.61



1. Kimberly Hyacinthe UQAM 7.49$
2. Leah Walkeden Alberta 7.66
3. Laurence Beaudet Montreal 7.77



$ qualified for CIS championship meet
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Event #1a WOMEN'S 60m OPEN (exhibition)



Fieldhouse Record : 7.39 Genevieve Thibault, Laval, 2009



1. Esther Akinsulie Ottawa Lions 7.43
2. Delphine Atangana Ottawa Lions 7.49
3. Clemence Paiement C.A. Montreal 7.55



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Event #2 MEN'S 60m




Meet Record : 6.73 Ben Youssef Meite, Sherbrooke, 2010
Fieldhouse Record : 6.56 Nick Macrozonaris, St-Laurent Selects, 2002
CIS Standard : 6.79



1. Harold Vulgaire Sherbrooke 6.80
2. Moussa Sissoko Ottawa 6.82
3. Tyronne Halstead York 6.84



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Event #2a MEN'S 60m OPEN (exhibition)



Fieldhouse Record : 6.56 Nick Macrozonaris, St-Laurent Selects, 2002



1. Hank Palmer C.A. Montreal 6.74
2. Richard Abu-Bobie Ottawa Lions 6.75
3. Christopher Greenaway St. Laurant Selects 6.87



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Event #3 WOMEN'S 300m




Meet Record : 37.55 Adrienne Power, Dalhousie, 2005
Fieldhouse Record : 37.55 Adrienne Power, Dalhousie, 2005
CIS Standard : 39.75



1. Kimberly Hyacinthe UQAM 39.86
2. Alicia Brown Toronto 40.10
3. Fiona Callender Toronto 40.24



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Event #4 MEN'S 300m




Meet Record : 32.95 (Can. rec.) Shane Niemi, York, 2002
Fieldhouse Record : 32.95 (Can. rec.) Shane Niemi, York, 2002
CIS Standard : 34.51



1. Oluwasegun Makinde Ottawa 33.90$
2. Miguel Wason Western 34.48$
3. Robin Delepine Sherbrooke 34.96



$ qualified for CIS championship meet



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Event #5 WOMEN'S 600m




Meet Record : 1:32.32 Celia Peters, Dalhousie, 2010
Fieldhouse Record : 1:29.51 Holly Ratzlaff, Calgary, 2007
CIS Standard : 1:32.81



1. Jennifer Perrault Ottawa 1:30.99*$
2. Nicole Soderberg Alberta 1:31.93$
3. Charlene Puel McGill 1:32.39$



*meet record

$ qualified for CIS championship meet



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Event #6 MEN'S 600m




Meet Record : 1:18.36 Geoff Harris, Dalhousie, 2007
Fieldhouse Record : 1:17.26 Alex Marchand, Sherbrooke, 2007
CIS Standard : 1:19.82



1. Justin Blades Dalhousie 1:19.89
2. Ryan Charlton York 1:20.08
3. Michael Robertson Ottawa 1:20.14



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Event #7 WOMEN'S 1000m




Meet Record : 2:49.97 Lindsay Carson, Guelph, 2009
Fieldhouse Record : 2:45.1h Sarah Ali-Khan, McGill, 2003
CIS Standard : 2:50.04



1. Charlene Puel McGill 2:48.26$*
2. Jennifer Perrault Ottawa 2:49.50$
3. Julia Tousaw Ottawa 2:50.24



*meet record

$ qualified for CIS championship meet



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Event #8 MEN'S 1000m




Meet Record : 2:23.66 Jaden Ostapowich, Alberta, 2011
Fieldhouse Record : 2:23.08 Sebastien Ouellet, Sherbrooke, 1999
CIS Standard : 2:26.06



1. Charles Philibert-Thiboutot Laval 2:24.81$
2. Alastair Brown Lakehead 2:24.98$
3. Jean-Samuel Lapointe Laval 2:25.15$



$ qualified for CIS championship meet



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Event #9 WOMEN'S 1500m




Meet Record : 4:26.93 Leanna MacLean, Dalhousie, 2005
Fieldhouse Record : 4:18.75 Megan Brown, Toronto, 2007
CIS Standard : 4:31.23



1. Tamara Jewett Toronto 4:30.18$
2. Katie Anderson McMaster 4:30.91$
3. Lindsay Carlson McMaster 4:31.97



$ qualified for CIS championship meet



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Event #10 MEN'S 1500m




Meet Record : 3:50.44 Robert Jackson, Guelph, 2010
Fieldhouse Record : 3:48.82 Geoff Martinson, Victoria, 2008
CIS Standard : 3:50.68



1. Charles Philibert-Thiboutot Laval 3:48.74*$ (Fieldhouse record)
2. Alastair Brown Lakehead 3:48.98$
3. Jean-Samuel Lapointe Laval 3:50.13$



*meet record

$ qualified for CIS championship meet



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Event #11 WOMEN'S 3000m




Meet Record : 9:11.69 Megan Brown, Toronto, 2007
Fieldhouse Record : 9:11.69 Megan Brown, Toronto, 2007
CIS Standard : 9:47.19



1. Charlotte Marcotte-Toale Toronto 10:14.77
2. Jessica Porfilio McGill 10:18.39
3. Julie Hambleton Western 10:25.45



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Event #12 MEN'S 3000m




Meet Record : 8:14.96 Alex Genest, Guelph, 2011
Fieldhouse Record : 8:07.38 Reid Coolaset, Speed River TFC, 2010
CIS Standard : 8:16.95



1. Dennis Davenport Toronto 8:25.05
2. Kyle O-Neil Western 8:28.62
3. Emmanuel Boisvert Laval 8:32.16



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Event #13 WOMEN'S 60m HURDLES



Meet Record : 8.56 Sonia Paquette, Sherbrooke, 2000
Fieldhouse Record : 8.28 Jessica Zelinska, Calgary, 2007
CIS Standard : 8.76



1. Tamara Cap Montreal 8.81
2. Kathryn McCaffrey Alberta 8.88
3. Courtney Wilkes Alberta 8.92



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Event #14 MEN'S 60m HURDLES




Meet Record : 7.87 Andrew Lissade, Sherbrooke, 2000
Fieldhouse Record : 7.75 Charles Allen, Ottawa Lions, 2006
CIS Standard : 8.32



1. Sekou Kaba Ottawa 8.05$
2. Matt Brisson Western 8.08$
3. Simon Leveille Sherbrooke 8.12$



$ qualified for CIS championship meet



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Event #15 WOMEN'S 4x200m RELAY



Meet Record : 1:41.09 Waterloo, 1997
Fieldhouse Record : 1:37.57 Saskatchewan, 1999
CIS Standard : 1:42.51



1. Western Western 1:41.56$
Brenna Thomson

Cassandra McCaig

Sarah Clancy

Caroline Ehrhardt




2. Toronto Toronto 1:43.66
Alicia Brown

Ashara Cadogan

Fiona Callender

Allison Cameron-Vendrig




3. Sherbrooke Sherbrooke 1:44.40
Eloise Rheault


Pascale Delisle


Sabrina Neron

Amelie Gelinas-Lafreniere





$ qualified for CIS championship meet



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Event #16 MEN'S 4x200m RELAY




Meet Record : 1:27.01 Windsor, 2011
Fieldhouse Record : 1:24.85 (Can. rec.) Legacy Athletics, 2007
CIS Standard : 1:28.99



1. Ottawa Ottawa 1:26.80*$
Oluwasegun Makinde

Michael Robertson

Devin Biocchi

Moussa Sisoko




2. Western Western 1:28.10$
Miguel Wason

Elias Granillo

Brayden Bullen

Matt Brisson




3. Sherbrooke Sherbrooke 1:28.18$
Sebastien Sevigny

Simon Leveille

Robin Delepine

Harold Vulgaire




*meet record

$ qualified for CIS championship meet



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Event #17 WOMEN'S 4x400m RELAY



Meet Record : 3:49.24 Ottawa, 2011
Fieldhouse Record : 3:47.77 Saskatchewan, 1999
CIS Standard : 3:53.41



1. Toronto Toronto 3:50.38$
Alicia Brown

Rosa Serafini

Sarah Wells

Fiona Callender




2. Ottawa Ottawa 3:54.03
Farah Jacques

Christiane Lela

Julia Tousaw

Andrea Dubuc




3. Sherbrooke Sherbrooke 3:58.83
Pascale Delisle

Nana Momoh

Alexandre Desmarais-Gagnon

Catherine Gauthier




$ qualified for CIS championship meet



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Event #18 MEN'S 4x400m RELAY




Meet Record : 3:17.91 Western, 1997
Fieldhouse Record : 3:14.12 Calgary, 2008
CIS Standard : 3:20.33



1. Ottawa Ottawa 3:17.77*$
Oluwasegun Makinde

Toluwalope Makinde

Devin Biocchi

Michael Robertson




2. Toronto Toronto 3:19.79$
Gareh Murray-Johnson

Nathan Goodfellow

Daniel Chan

Michael Trinkus




3. York York 3:20.56
David Mayer

Birko Montinat

Ryan Charlton

Andrew Heaney




*meet record

$ qualified for CIS championship meet



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Event #19 WOMEN'S 4X800m RELAY



Meet Record : 9:09.24 Dalhousie, 2011
Fieldhouse Record : 8:56.63 Toronto, 2007
CIS Standard : 9:06.96



1. Western Western 9:04.81*$
Courtney Long

Melissa Caruso

Jen Bays

Katie Bell




2. McMaster McMaster 9:07.00
Chelsea Mackinnon

Sarah Haliburton

Lindsay Carson

Katie Anderson




3. Toronto Toronto 9:17.64
Rosa Serafini

Colleen Hennessy

Tamara Jewett

Paulinha Maher




*meet record

$ qualified for CIS championship meet



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Event #20 MEN'S 4X800m RELAY




Meet Record : 7:36.01 Dalhousie, 2007
Fieldhouse Record : 7:30.83 Victoria, 2008
CIS Standard : 7:44.12



1. Western Western 7:37.56$
Matt Muldoon

Ryan Armstrong

Scott Leitch

Trent Sayers




2. York York 7:45.45
Ethan Henry

Andrew Heaney

Jordan Miller

Ryan Charlton




3. Queen's 3. Queen's 7:45.54
Alex Hutton

Michael Bentley

Tyson Loney

Michael Nishiyama




$ qualified for CIS championship meet



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Event #21 WOMEN'S HIGH JUMP



Meet Record : 1.80 Michelle Moody, Guelph, 2008
Fieldhouse Record : 1.89 Natalja Jackheere, Belgium, 1998
CIS Standard : 1.71



1. Rebecca Hayworth Dalhousie 1.70
T2. Katherine Dugas Montreal 1.65
T2. Courtney Olah Western 1.65
T2. Jennifer Pitman Western 1.65



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Event #22 MEN'S HIGH JUMP




Meet Record : 2.15 Kwaku Boateng, Concordia, 1998
Fieldhouse Record : 2.27 Kwaku Boateng, Concordia, 1996
CIS Standard : 2.01



1. Alex Witmer Toronto 2.05$
2. Simon Watts Dalhousie 2.01$
3. Jean-Gabriel Ferragne Sherbrooke 1.93



$ qualified for CIS championship meet



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Event #23 WOMEN'S POLE VAULT



Meet Record : 4.06 Heather Hamilton, York, 2009
Fieldhouse Record : 4.20 Gabriella Duclos-Lanier, TC Sherbrooke, 2011
CIS Standard : 3.75



1. Noemie Forget UQAM 3.55
2. Melinda Rock Ottawa 3.40
3. Sharon Michalak Western 3.25



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Event #24 MEN'S POLE VAULT




Meet Record : 5.40 Jason Wurster, Toronto, 2008
Fieldhouse Record : 5.40 Jason Wurster, Toronto, 2008
CIS Standard : 4.71



1. Vince Di Bacco York 4.71$
2. Mark Farnsworth Ottawa 4.31
3. Nicholas Busque McGill 4.01



$ qualified for CIS championship meet



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Event #25 WOMEN'S LONG JUMP



Meet Record : 5.95 Laurence Beaudet, Montreal, 2011
Fieldhouse Record : 6.17 Alice Falaiye, Toronto, 1998
CIS Standard : 5.70



1. Laurence Beaudet Montreal 6.01*$
2. Caroline Ehrhardt Western 5.61
3. Mila Simulik Western 5.49



*meet record

$ qualified for CIS championship meet



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Event #26 MEN'S LONG JUMP




Meet Record : 7.63 Christopher Greenway, Ottawa, 2010
Fieldhouse Record : 7.63 Christopher Greenway, Ottawa, 2010
CIS Standard : 7.07



1. Thomas Bednarik Western 6.94
2. Maxime Fredette Sherbrooke 6.78
3. Richard Jansen York 6.65



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Event #27 WOMEN'S TRIPLE JUMP



Meet Record : 12.24 Julia Wallace, Guelph, 2011
Fieldhouse Record : 12.76 Michelle Hastick, Independent, 1999
CIS Standard : 12.24



1. Courtney Wilkes Alberta 11.88
2. Emily Goad Western 11.67
3. Alanna Stewart Toronto 11.65



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Event #28 MEN'S TRIPLE JUMP




Meet Record : 15.25 Marion Nangle, York, 2006
Fieldhouse Record : 16.15 Shawn Peters, Regina Athletics, 2003
CIS Standard : 14.22



1. Carl Shen Western 14.09
2. Richard Jansen York 14.07
3. Vinh Le York 14.03



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Event #29 WOMEN'S SHOT PUT




Meet Record : 14.36 Kate Forbes, Western Ontario, 2002
Fieldhouse Record : 16.22 Julie Labonte, Sherbrooke, 2009
CIS Standard : 13.27



1. Cynthia Appiah York 14.06$
2. Kristin Obrochta York 12.97
3.Elizabeth Petrov York 12.93



$ qualified for CIS championship meet



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Event #30 MEN'S SHOT PUT




Meet Record : 16.93 Tim Hendry, Guelph, 2011
Fieldhouse Record : 17.52 Jim Steacy, Lethbridge, 2007
CIS Standard : 16.14



1. Umar Khan York 16.64$
2. Daniel Nova York 16.03
3. Drew Welch Western 15.32



$ qualified for CIS championship meet



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Event #31 WOMEN'S WEIGHT THROW



Meet Record : 17.88 Annie Larose, Sherbrooke, 2009
Fieldhouse Record : 18.25 Galina Mitayeva, Independent, 2011
CIS Standard : 16.47



1. Kristin Obrochta York 16.52$
2. Cynthia Appiah York 16.08
3. Elizabeth Petrov York 15.99



$ qualified for CIS championship meet



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Event #32 MEN'S WEIGHT THROW



Meet Record : 18.29 Owen Willems, Guelph, 2008
Fieldhouse Record : 23.61 Jim Steacy, Lethbridge, 2007
CIS Standard : 16.15



1. Daniel Nova York 20.26*$
2. Alexandre Gagne Sherbrooke 17.84$
3. Eric Brathwaite York 16.19$



*meet record

$ qualified for CIS championship meet



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Event #31 WOMEN'S PENTATHLON



Meet Record : 3767 Jennifer Cotten, Western Ontario, 2008
Fieldhouse Record : 4380 Jessica Zelinska, Calgary, 2007
CIS Standard : 3598



1. Emery Terrell Ottawa 3331
2. Johanna Dobransky Ottawa 3179
3. Anna Stolle Ottawa 3134



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Event #32 MEN'S PENTATHLON




Meet Record : 3545 Rob McCulloch, Dalhousie, 2011
Fieldhouse Record : 3877 Jaimie Adjetey-Nelson, Windsor, 2007
CIS Standard : 3602



1. Mark Chenery Ottawa 3745*$
2. Yann Thibaudieu Sherbrooke 3566
3. Dylan Golow McGill 3419



*meet record

$ qualified for CIS championship meet



 

SOURCE:

Earl Zukerman

514-398-7012

earl.zukerman [at] mcgill.ca