Synchro (W) news
Jo-Annie Fortin, a 21-year-old psychology freshman at McGill University, finished fourth with the Canadian synchronized swim squad in the team routine final at the Olympics, Friday. Fortin, a Montrealer, had the best finish of the six McGillians that competed at the London Games. Ten other McGill grads served at the Games as coaches or administrators.
Jo-Annie Fortin, a Montreal native who is a psychology freshman at McGill University, made her Olympic debut Thursday in the synchronized swimming team event, where Canada sits a disappointing fourth after the opening round with a score of 94.4 points out of a possible 100 for their technical swim.
Former McGill University swimmer Victoria Poon of LaSalle, Que., finished fifth in the women's 4x100m freestyle relay (3:39.60) at the Summer Olympics on Saturday.Rowers Douglas Vandor of Dewittville, Que., and Derek O'Farrell of Montreal - who both got their start in a McGill novice boat - are slated to make their Olympic debut at the Summer Games on Sunday and Monday, respectively.
McGill captured the Geraldine Dubrule trophy for most points scored to win their eighth consecutive Canadian University Synchronized Swim League championship in Calgary on Feb. 4.
The McGill women's synchronized swimming team competed at the CUSSL Eastern Canadian championships hosted by the University of Guelph on Saturday.
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 McGill Martlets captured their seventh consecutive Gerry Dubrule trophy as Canadian University Synchro Swim League champions, Saturday.
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.
The McGill Martlets captured their sixth consecutive Gerry Dubrule trophy as Canadian University Synchro Swim League champions on Saturday at London, Ont. McGill finished first of 15 schools with 56 points, easily out-distancing the second-place Western Ontario Mustangs, who had 46 points.
Matt Thornhill of Ile-Bizard, Que., and Katherine Lepage of Whitby, Ont., are the McGill University athletes of the week for the period ending Feb. 7, 2010.
The McGill synchro club will be looking for their sixth consecutive league title this weekend when they compete at the Canadian University Synchro Swim League championship meet hosted by the University of Western Ontario in London, Ont, Feb. 5-7.
McGill captured gold for an unprecedented fourth straight year at the Canadian University Synchronized Swimming League championships in Toronto, Feb. 7.
The McGill Martlets captured their second consecutive Geraldine Dubrule trophy as champions of the Canadian University Synchronized Swimming League at Brock University, Sunday.
The Martlets synchronized swim team will preview their routines for this weekend's league championship meet with the 57th annual McGill Water Show on Thursday, (Feb. 8) at the University’s Memorial Pool, located inside the McGill Sports Centre at 475 Pine Avenue West.
Jennifer Gill-Wilson of Trois-Rivieres, Que., and Toronto–born Vanessa Foucher each won a pair of gold medals as McGill captured their third consecutive Gerry Dubrule Trophy as champions of the Canadian University Synchro Swim League.