Hayes & Robinson commit to V- Reds Track and Field

Hayes & Robinson commit to V- Reds Track and Field

UNB track and field head coach Jason Reindl is pleased to announce the commitment of two local track and field athletes to the Varsity Reds Track and Field Team.  Rothesay, New Brunswick’s Jacob Hayes (Sprints) and Saint John’s Katie (Kaitlyn) Robinson (Distance), are both expected to make immediate impact on the UNB team for the 2013-2014 season.
 
Hayes, a member of the Saint John Track Club and student at Rothesay High School, had his best year ever in 2012.  He finished second in the 100m and first in the 200m at the NBIAA Championships, third in the 100m and second in the 200m at the Atlantic Championships, and ran his fastest times of the year at the National Championships where he broke the provincial 200m record.  Jacob ended 2012 ranked #1 in the province for his age group in the 100m and 200m and his 200m performance ranked him 19th in Canada.
 
“Having an athlete with Jacob’s speed and ability come into the program will immediately bring a higher level of respect to our sprints and relay teams, “said Reindl who added, “our relay teams have improved immensely in 2013 and with Jacob coming into the team next year he is going to make us even more competitive in the AUS”. 
 
Robinson, also a member of the Saint John Track Club and a student at Saint John High, also had a great 2012.  Early in the season Robinson finished third at the Nike High School Grand prix in the 1500m, won both the 800m and 1500m at the NBIAA championships, was provincial champion in the 1500m and 2000m steeplechase, and capped off her season with a bronze medal at the national championships in the 2000m steeplechase. 
 
“Katie brings a lot of range to the team. She can run anywhere from 600m to 3000m but will not be afraid to run a 400m on the women’s relay team,” said Reindl.  Katie will also be competing for the UNB Cross Country program, which is coming off a team bronze medal performance at the AUS championships in 2012 and will be looking for her to continue her winning ways.  Katie was the NBIAA cross country gold medalist in 2011 and silver medalist in 2012.
 
“These two athletes are top notch and should have no problem continuing to be successful at the AUS level.  UNB Track and Field is improving rapidly and I could not be happier to have these two local athletes peruse their studies at the UNB,” stated Reindl.
 
The UNB Track and Field teams recently finished their 2013 season with the women finishing third and the men fifth at the AUS championships.