Women's Track & Field

Women’s Pre-Season Track & Field Report

Women’s Pre-Season Track & Field Report

In 2013 the UNB women's track and field team showed the AUS conference why they are not to be taken lightly.  In 2014 the the goal is to build off that momentum and improve on last years stellar performances.

Continuing to lead the ladies will be 3rd year veteran Sarah Myatt who is coming off an AUS All-Star cross-country season.  Last year, Sarah was named the conference MVP for the 2013 AUS track and field championships after her victories in the 600m, 1000m, and bronze medals in the 4x400m and 4x800m relays.  Joining her will be last years silver medalist in the 1000m and teammate on both the relays Nathalie Cecire.  Off the track Tatyana Shmatlay will be looking to improve on her silver medal performance in the high jump. 

New to the program are Fredericton's Tess McDonlad (jumps), Oromocto's Ashely Gallagher (sprints), Fredericton's Zoe Berry (throws), and Saint John's Katie Robinson (mid-distance) who was recently named AUS Cross Country Rookie of the Year.

"Last year our girls finished 3rd as a team at the championships and while we said good-bye to three time AUS shot put champion and record holder, Alex Black, and 2012 AUS 300m medalist, Rachelle McDonlad, the team is much stronger.  These girls know that they can push Dalhousie and St.FX and are ready show they mean business," said Head Coach Jason Reindl.
 
The team will open their season this weekend (November 23rd) at the Gagetown Last Chance meet.  The team will then relax over final exam period before a final competition in 2013 takes place in Moncton on December 21st.  A small group is headed down to Florida over the Christmas break for a warm weather training camp from December 27-January 4.  In 2014 the team will then race in Moncton (January 18),  Montreal (January 24-25), Oromocto (February 8), and then the AUS championships in Moncton on February 22-23, with the goal of qualifying for the CIS National Championships being held in Edmonton, Alberta from March 6-8.
 
"We have been fortunate to have an athlete qualify for nationals the last two years. However, athletes and coaches are eager to qualify more athletes to the 2014 event," added Reindl. 

For national rankings, results, and all information regarding to university track and field in Canada be sure to check out: www.trackie.com/CIS/TNF