SHERBROOKE, Que — Dylan Golow of Barrie, Ont., just missed a school record in the pentathlon and Vincent Parent-Pichette of St. Paul de Joliette, Que., struck gold twice as the McGill University men’s track and field team finished first of six teams at the Sherbrooke Invitational meet at the Pavillon Univestrie, on Saturday.
It was the first meet victory in four years for the Redmen since taking the Sherbrooke Invitational on Jan. 16, 2011. They registered 18 podium finishes, including seven gold medals and three silvers, to finish with 103 points. Sherbrooke was second with 91, followed by Laval (63), UQAC (13) and Concordia (2).
Golow, a 21-year-old senior majoring in neuroscience, amassed 3,534 points in the pentathlon. The score was just shy of his previous personal best of 3,563 set Feb. 14, 2014, which at the time, broke the team record of 3,483 established by Lucas Lafourcade in 2009. Golow, who measures 5-foot-11 and 165 pounds, collected 788 of his points in the 60-metre hurdles (8.81 seconds), added 772 in the 1000m (2:49.34), 709 in the long jump (6.55m), 670 in the high jump (1.85m) and 595 in the shot-put (11.81m).
Parent-Pichette, a third-year physical education major from St. Paul de Joliette, Que., won the 1500 metres in three minutes, 59.66 seconds and ran the second leg of the winning 4×400 relay, which crossed the line in 3:37.59. Joining him on that quartet was Ethan Wilkinson of Langley, B.C., Christian Favreau of Vancouver, B.C., and Cody Rountree of St. Bruno, Que.
Other finishes atop the podium for the Redmen included Javier Montalvo in the 600m (1:24.62), Benjamin Forestell of Huntsville, Ont., in the 3000m (9:00.04) and Riley van Ryswyk of Surrey, B.C., in the pole vault (4.40m). The team’s final conquest was in the 4×200 relay, which was clocked in 1:40.87 with lead-off man Camille Aragon, a native of Ecuador, followed by David Raji of Ottawa, Tim Kong of Edmonton and anchor Jeffrey Vautour of Whitby, Ont.
In the women’s division, McGill collected 15 podium finishes, including three golds and five silvers, finishing second with 92 points. Sherbrooke claimed first overall with 115. Laval was third (55), followed by Concordia (8), Montreal (5) and UQAC (3).
Pacing the Martlets with gold medal performances was Ellen Parker of Halifax in the 60m (7.90), Montrealer Annabelle Williams in the high jump (1.55m) and Helena Reinfels of Puslinch, Ont., in the pentathlon (2,932 points). Parker and Williams also guided the 4×200 relay to a silver-medal finish.
The next meet will be Laval’s Rouge et Or Open in Quebec City, Jan. 17.
1. McGill, 103 pts
2. Sherbrooke, 91
3. Laval, 63
4. UQAC, 13
5. Concordia, 2
1. Sherbrooke, 115 pts.
2. McGill, 92
3. Laval, 55
4. Concordia, 8
5. Montreal, 5
6. UQAC, 3
|McGILL MEDALISTS AT SHERBROOKE OPEN TRACK MEET (Jan. 10/15)|
|Gold||Annabelle Williams||High Jump||1.55m|
|Gold||Helena Reinfels||Pentathlon||2,932 pts|
|Silver||Nicole Bewski||Pole Vault||2.90m|
|Silver||Halle Ashby||60m hurdles||9.95|
|Bronze||Jennifer Berger||Pole Vault||2.70m (tie)|
|Bronze||Victoria Thompson-Merrigan||Pole Vault||2.70m (tie)|
|Bronze||Caila Kucheravy||60m hurdles||10.12|
|Bronze||Andrea Iachetta||High Jump||1.40m|
|Bronze||Caila Kucheravy||Weight Throw||11.29m|
|Gold||Riley van Ryswyk||Pole Vault||4.40m|
|Gold||Dylan Golow||Pentathlon||3,534 pts|
|Silver||Riley van Ryswyk||Long Jump||6.15m|
|Bronze||Symon Stevens-Guille||Long Jump||6.04m|
|Bronze||Connor Young||Weight Throw||12.27m|
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