CIS athletes of the week (#23): Track & field stars Machin, Huet honoured

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OTTAWA (CIS) – Track and field standouts Rachel Machinfrom the University of Calgary and Olivier Huet fromUniversité de Sherbrooke are the CIS female and maleathletes of the week for the period ending March 10, 2013.

Machin, a third-year science student from Calgary, was named theoutstanding female athlete of the meet following the CISchampionships held from last Thursday to Saturday in Edmonton.

The5-foot-11 junior racked up four medals in as many events, includinggold in the long jump and high jump as well as silver in thepentathlon and 60m hurdles, to help the Dinos capture thewomen’s team banner. Machin set a personal best in the longjump with a leap of 6.01m and tied her career record in high jumpwith an effort of 1.82m.

Saint Mary’s basketball player Justine Colley, Montrealhockey player Kim Deschênes and Toronto track and fieldathlete Alicia Brown were also nominated for the women’saward.

Huet, a first-year science student from France, was voted maleMVP at the CIS meet and received the George Gemer Award. The23-year-old was the only athlete to break a championship record inan individual event in Edmonton with a gold-medal effort of 15,81min the triple jump, only one centimeter better than the previousmark which had stood since 2002. Huet, who had been named CISathlete of the year in field events prior to the weekend, alsoclaimed bronze in the long jump at the Universiade Pavilion.

UNB hockey player Dan LaCosta as well as track and field starsAnthony Romaniw of Guelph and Kelly Wiebe of Regina were the othermale nominees.

Female nominees:
AUS: Justine Colley, basketball, Saint Mary’s
RSEQ: Kim Deschênes, hockey, Montreal
OUA: Alicia Brown, track & field, Toronto
CWUAA: Rachel Machin, track & field, Calgary(recipient)

Male nominees:
AUS: Dan LaCosta, hockey, UNB
RSEQ: Olivier Huet, track & field, Sherbrooke(recipient)
OUA: Anthony Romaniw, track & field, Guelph
CWUAA: Kelly Wiebe, track & field, Regina

-CIS-

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