On Saturday January 18th, 2014 the UNB Varsity Reds women's Track and Field team split apart to attend two separate competitions. The majority of the team travelled to Moncton to compete in the Jump Start Open while a foursome of ladies travelled to Halifax to race Dalhousie University in an invitational 4x800m relay.
Women's Track and Field Weekend Recap
Jan 20, 2014
In Halifax the four members of the 4x800m, Katie Robinson, Nathalie Cecire, Katie Wallace, and Courtney Barbour, ran a strong race to finish in a time of 10:09.93s and while they lost to Dalhousie they did establish a new school record.
In Moncton first year student-athlete Paige Lewis broke the only other school record of the day in the 60m hurdles running 9.96s
"Our ladies competed very hard today. It definitely wasn't our best day as a team but there were some personal bests and we continue to make steps in the right direction. We have five weeks until the conference championships and intend to peak for that meet," said head coach Jason Reindl.
The team travels to Montreal, Quebec next week for the 19th annual McGill Team Challenge. Known as Canada's largest university track and field meet the Reds will be looking to test themselves against many of the countries best track and field athletes.
"With more than 30 universities across Canada going to be at the meet our athletes will be tested physically and mentally. As soon as you walk into the track there is an energy that you feel but I know we will rise to the competitive challenge," added Reindl.
Following McGill the team will compete in Oromocto on February 8th before the AUS championships in Moncton on February 22nd and 23rd.
Full results from the meet can be found at http://www.anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=686