Redmen and Martlets both strike gold twice but finish third at Laval track meet

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QUEBEC CITY — The McGill track and field team won two events on the men’s side and an identical number on the women’s side but both squads settled for third place overall at the Laval Invitational, Saturday, at Centre PEPS.

Finishing atop the podium for the Redmen were two engineering students, namely Riley van Ryswyk of Surrey, B.C., and Hao Xu of Houston, Texas. Van Ryswyk, a senior, cleared a height of 4.50 metres to capture the the pole vault, while Xu, a junior, took the high jump with a leap of 1.98m.

Winning gold for the Martlets was Montrealer Annabelle Williams and Vanisa Ezukuse of Mississauga, Ont. Williams, a linguistics junior, topped all high jumpers with a height of 1.60m, while Ezukuse, a science sophomore in nursing, produced a winning toss of 11.17m in the shotput.

Laval won the men’s division with 124 points, followed by Sherbrooke (56), McGill (29) and UQAC (6). The Rouge et Or also took the women’s division with 101 points, followed by Sherbrooke (56), McGill (42) and UQAC (5).

The fourth meet of the indoor season will be the 20th annual McGill Team Challenge, Jan. 23-24. The two-day competition, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Richard Tomlinson Fieldhouse in the McGill Sports Centre, will feature about 900 athletes, including a number of olympians, and is annually the largest indoor track meet in Canada.

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TEAM SCORING:

MEN:
1. Laval, 124 points
2. Sherbrooke, 56
3. McGill, 29
4. UQAC, 6

WOMEN:
1. Laval, 101 points
2. Sherbrooke, 56
3. McGill, 42
4. UQAC, 5

 

McGill MEDALISTS AT LAVAL INVITATIONAL TRACK MEET (Jan. 17/15)
WOMEN: NAME EVENT RESULT
Gold Annabelle Williams High Jump 1.60m
Gold Vanisa Ezukuse Shot Put 11.17m
Silver Nicole Bewski Pole Vault 2.90m (tie)
Silver Victoria Thompson-Merrigan Pole Vault 2.90m (tie)
Bronze Ellen Parker 60m 8.06
Bronze Maike Huszarik 600m 1:48.62
Bronze Elliane Croce High Jump 1.40m
Bronze Helena Reinfels Long Jump 4.99m
MEN: NAME EVENT RESULT
Gold Hao Xu High Jump 1.98m
Gold Riley van Ryswyk Pole Vault 4.50m
Silver Dylan Golow Pole Vault 3.70m
Bronze Javier Montalvo 600m 1:25.10
Christian Favreau 1000m 2:41.37

SOURCE:
Earl Zukerman
McGill Sports Info Office
514-398-7012
 

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