Track and Field (W) news
Charlène Puel, a native of Lyon, France and Jessica Porfilio of Longueuil, Que., captured three trophies apiece at the 15th annual McGill University track and field awards banquet held at the McGill Faculty Club, Friday.
McGill's Charlène Puel snared a couple of bronze medals on Friday at the CIS indoor track and field championship, a three-day competition at the University of Manitoba’s Max Bell Fieldhouse in Winnipeg. The mathematics senior from Lyon, France, who celebrated her 22nd birthday on Thursday, ended up third in a photo finish in the 1000m. Her other podium finish came as anchor of the 4x800 relay.
McGill University has qualified nine women and five men for the 2012 CIS indoor track and field championships in Winnipeg this week. The three-day national meet, hosted for the first time since 2005 by the University of Manitoba, kicks off Thursday at 11 a.m. Central with the season awards luncheon at Marshall McLuhan Hall on the campus of the U of M.
The McGill men's hockey team remain the No.2 team in the CIS men's hockey rankings this week. UNB, the reigning national champions, top the for the 13th time in 16 polls this season, and for the third week in a row.
Charlène Puel, a native of Lyon, France and Steven Bielby of Pte. Claire, Que., are the McGill University - Ye Olde Orchard athletes of the week, for the period ending Feb. 26, 2012.
McGill teammates Charlène Puel, a middle distance runner from Lyon, France, and Sarah McCuaig of Waterloo, Ont., combined for five gold medals and each received a major award at the RSEQ provincial track and field championships, a two-day meet in Trois-Rivières over the weekend. McGill finished second of six teams on the women's side and came in third in the men's division.
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.
Olympic sprinter Hank Palmer of Pierrefonds, Que., will be among a handful of national team athletes participating at the 17th 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.
The McGill track and field team finished third of five teams, in both the men's and women's divisions at the Laval Open meet in Quebec City, Saturday.
Alana Battiston of Toronto, captured a pair of gold medals as the McGill University women's track and field squad finished second of five teams at the Vert & Or open meet in Sherbrooke, Saturday.
Five varsity sports teams from McGill University will be spending their holiday break in action this week.
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.
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.
McGill took home 18 of 84 bursaries handed out at the 26th annual Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence gala, Wednesday, as a combined total of $189,750 was doled out to worthy student-athletes from nine Quebec universities. McGillians won five of the 11 major categories, sweeping both academic excellence prizes and both athletic excellence awards.