Men's Track & Field

UNB Men Establish New Records At McGill Meet

UNB Men Establish New Records At McGill Meet

(MONTREAL, QC) It was a good weekend for the UNB Varsity Reds men's track and field team.

Competing at the McGill Team Challenge, in Montreal, the Varsity Reds placed 8th of the 16 university teams in the event, recorded four new school records and saw a number of personal bests improved.

In the 3000m, Joshua Shanks, who just a few weeks ago improved on his own school record, lowered it again, from 8:47.31 to 8:41.36. 
 
In the shot put, Liam Turgeon also improved his school record, from 13.27m to 13.76m.
 

In the heptathlon, which is seven events over two days, Troy Wilson established a new UNB record of 3808 points.

The final record to fall was in the 4 X 200m relay.
 

The team of Mike Whitcomb, Daniel Brown, Robert Tree, and Braden Harrison ran a time of 1:31.73, which beats the previous record of 1:34.67.

 

"This meet is always a highlight for our team," said Varsity Reds head coach Jason Reindl. "We know that the track is fast and the fields are deep, which brings out the best in our squad."

 

Reindl says the McGill meet was a good test ahead of championship season. "I think we definitely achieved our goals for the weekend and now need to raise the performance level over the next four weeks heading into the AUS championships.

 

Full meet results can be found at: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/2016-mcgill-team-challenge/4694/

The Varsity Reds will now prepare the provincial championship meet, at CFB Gagetown, on February 6th.

 

The Subway AUS Championships will be held in Moncton, February 27th and 28th.