Golow golden in pentathlon, just shy of school record as Redmen win track meet for first time since 2011


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

Gold Ellen Parker 60m 7.90
Gold Annabelle Williams High Jump 1.55m
Gold Helena Reinfels Pentathlon 2,932 pts
Silver Melanie Myrand 1500m 4:45.03
Silver Nicole Bewski Pole Vault 2.90m
Silver Halle Ashby 60m hurdles 9.95
Silver Ellen Parker 4x200m 1:51.52
Tatiana Joseph 4x200m 1:51.52
Caila Kucheravy 4x200m 1:51.52
Annabelle Williams 4x200m 1:51.52
Silver Naomi Vienneau 4x400m 4:19.29
Evelyn Anderson 4x400m 4:19.29
Olivia Pitman 4x400m 4:19.29
Madeline Gregory 4x400m 4:19.29
Bronze Alison Barwick 1500m 4:50.72
Bronze Jennifer Berger Pole Vault 2.70m (tie)
Bronze Victoria Thompson-Merrigan Pole Vault 2.70m (tie)
Bronze Ariane Lismer 300m 43.99
Bronze Caila Kucheravy 60m hurdles 10.12
Bronze Andrea Iachetta High Jump 1.40m
Bronze Caila Kucheravy Weight Throw 11.29m
Gold Vincent Parent-Pichette 1500m 3:59.66
Gold Javier Montalvo 600m 1:24.62
Gold Benjamin Forestell 3000m 9:00.04
Gold Camille Aragon 4x200m 1:40.87
David Raji 4x200m 1:40.87
Tim Kong 4x200m 1:40.87
Jeffrey Vautour 4x200m 1:40.87
Gold Ethan Wilkinson 4x400m 3:37.59
Vincent Parent-Pichette 4x400m 3:37.59
Christian Favreau 4x400m 3:37.59
Cody Rountree 4x400m 3:37.59
Gold Riley van Ryswyk Pole Vault 4.40m
Gold Dylan Golow Pentathlon 3,534 pts
Silver Riley van Ryswyk Long Jump 6.15m
Silver Javier Montalvo 300m 36.14
Silver Dan Kelly 3000m 9:11.40
Bronze Symon Stevens-Guille Long Jump 6.04m
Bronze Francois Jarry 1500m 4:06.15
Bronze Steven Murray 300m 36.34
Bronze Oliver Clark 3000m 9:28.57
Bronze Connor Young Weight Throw 12.27m

Earl Zukerman
McGill Sports Info Office

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