McGill Team Challenge Track and field (Day 2 of 2): Sixteen records fall


Source: Earl Zukerman, McGill Sports Info / DerekDrummond

MONTREAL – The York Lions and Guelph Gryphons captured therespective men’s and women’s titles at the 19th annual McGill TeamChallenge track and field meet, held at the Richard TomlinsonFieldhouse, Jan. 24-25.

Sixteen records fell at the two-day competition, including 10 meetstandards and a half-dozen fieldhouse marks.

Billed as the largestindoor meet in Canada, the event drew 30 university teams and arecord 893 athletes, including eight Olympians.

As expected, Santos Zguelin, a silver medalist at the 2012 LondonOlympics, won his two races. The native of the Dominican Republicbroke the fieldhouse record in the men’s 600 metres with a time ofone minute, 16.90 seconds. He also claimed a special elite 300mrace in 33.27, missing the fieldhouse record of 32.95.

Guelph’s Ross Proudfoot smashed four records, claiming fieldhouseand meet marks in two events, he posted a sizzling 8:02.78 in the3000m which destroyed the fieldhouse mark of 8:07.38 set in 2010.Proudfoot’s other milestone was in the 1500m, where he clocked3:44.08 to supass the previous best of 3:45.71.

Guelph led all schools with a combined 20 medals between theirmen’s and women’s squads, claiming eight golds, six silversand a half-dozen bronze. They edged out York,which captured 14 total medals, including six golden and threesilvers.

McGill, which finished 11th in the men’s division and 12th on thewomen’s side, posted silver medal performances from CarolineTanguay and Dylan Golow. Tanguay, a 20-year-old physical therapysophomore from St. Hubert, Que., achieved a height of 1.72m in thewomen’s high jump. Golow, a 20-year-old neuroscience junior fromBarrie, Ont., collected 3,495 points in the men’s pentathlon.

McGill’s next event on their schedule is the New York CollegiateInvitational at the Armory in New York City, Feb. 7-8.

Scott Harrigan
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