Redmen win Sherbrooke Invitational track meet, Martlets finish second


SHERBROOKE, Que — The McGill Redmen track and field team finished first of six teams and the Martlets were second overall at the Sherbrooke Invitational meet at the Pavillon Univestrie, on Saturday.

On the men’s side, McGill posted their best result in recent memory, with 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).

The Redmen were led by double gold medalist Vincent Parent-Pichette, a third-year physical education major from St. Paul de Joliette, Que., who won the 1500 metres in 3:59.66 and ran the second leg of the winning 4×400 relay, which crossed the line in three minutes, 37.59 seconds. Joining him on that relay 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), Riley van Ryswyk of Surrey, B.C., in the pole vault (4.40m) and Dylan Golow of Barrie, Ont., in the pentathlon (3,534 points). 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
Silver Tatiana Joseph 4x200m 1:51.52
Silver Caila Kucheravy 4x200m 1:51.52
Silver Annabelle Williams 4x200m 1:51.52
Silver Naomi Vienneau 4x400m 4:19.29
Silver Evelyn Anderson 4x400m 4:19.29
Silver Olivia Pitman 4x400m 4:19.29
Silver 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
Gold David Raji 4x200m 1:40.87
Gold Tim Kong 4x200m 1:40.87
Gold Jeffrey Vautour 4x200m 1:40.87
Gold Ethan Wilkinson 4x400m 3:37.59
Gold Vincent Parent-Pichette 4x400m 3:37.59
Gold Christian Favreau 4x400m 3:37.59
Gold 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