Track and Field (W) news
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.
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.
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.
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.
Caroline Hill of Dorval, Que., and Maxime Beaumont-Courteau of Montreal are the McGill University athletes of the week for the period ending March 6, 2011.
Steven Bielby of Pte. Claire, Que., and Sarah McCuaig from Waterloo, Ont., are the McGill University athletes of the week for the period ending Feb. 27, 2011.
Distance runner Sarah McCuaig from Waterloo, Ont., won four gold medals to lead McGill to a second-place finish at the Quebec university track and field championships, a two-day meet hosted by Universite Laval.
The University of Guelph swept both the men's and women's divisions, finishing first of 23 teams in each at the 16th annual McGill Team Challenge meet at Tomlinson Fieldhouse, the largest indoor track meet in Canada, Jan. 28-29. Nine meet records and one Fieldhouse mark fell during the two-day event, which featured more than 700 athletes.
Olympic sprinter Hank Palmer of Pierrefonds, Que., will be among a handful of national team athletes participating at the 16th annual McGill Team Challenge track and field meet this weekend at Tomlinson Fieldhouse, located in the McGill University Sports Centre at 475 Pine Avenue West.
A number of McGill varsity sports teams will be in action over the holidays. The only local events will be in basketball, with the Redmen suiting up for the Classique des Citadins tournament at UQAM and the Martlets playing at the Concordia-Reebok Invitational tourney. Both hockey teams will be out of town, along with the volleyball, track and swim teams.
Free admission is being offered to anyone who brings a non-perishable food item to any McGill basketball, hockey or volleyball home game this weekend. This kicks of a two-day food drive for the Sun Youth Community Centre, an annual initiative of the McGill Varsity Council, a group that represents all varsity athletes on campus.
Former Olympic swimmer Richard Pound, who went on to a lengthy administrative career with the International Olympic Committee, headlines a new cast of six inductees to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame, Thursday, bringing the list of honoured members to 101 since the pantheon opened in 1996. The induction luncheon officially kicks off the University's Homecoming Week celebrations.
Distance runner Tambra Dunn is among six new 2010 inductees to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame.
Former Olympic swimmer Richard Pound, who went on to a lengthy administrative career with the International Olympic Committee, headlines a new cast of six inductees announced for the McGill Sports Hall of Fame, bringing the list of honoured members to 101 since the pantheon opened in 1996.