AUS Championships Track and Field Women’s Recap

AUS Championships Track and Field Women’s Recap

At the 2014 Subway AUS Track and Field Championships this past weekend (February 22-23) in Moncton the women's team finished in 3rd place with 45 team points and 7 medals.

Leading the way for the team was last years AUS Championships MVP, Sarah Myatt.  Sarah was able to defend her 600m title making her a 3x winner of the event.  Myatt then added three silver medals - the 1000m, 4x400m, and 4x800m relays. 

The other individual medalists came from two first year athletes.  Paige Lewis won a bronze medal in the 60m hurdles and Tess McDonald in the triple jump.

UNB athletes would team up to form three relay teams that competed in the 4x200m, 4x400m, and 4x800m relays. The 4x200m team which was comprised entirely of first year athletes (Paige Lewis, Anne Ugabi, Ashely Gallagher, Tess McDonald) won a bronze medal.  The 4x400m team (Gallagher, Katie Robinson, Nathalie Cecire, and Sarah Myatt) won the silver medal.  The 4x800m team (Katie Wallace, Robinson, Cecire, Myatt) won a silver medal as well.

 Other notable performances included
  •  Anne Ugabi running 8.31s just off her school record of 8.30s
  • Nathalie Cecire and Katie Robinson finishing in 5th and 6th in the 600m giving UNB a 1,5,6 placing in the event.
  • Katie Wallace for breaking the UNB 3000m record by over a minute to finish in 8th place in her first appearance running the distance. 
 "Our women's team had a great championships.  We were without a few athletes due to injuries and were one of the other smaller teams but seeing Sarah run after she had been out all year due to injury was a huge boost to our team.  All of our athletes competed very well and I am very proud of our women's team," said head coach Jason Reindl.  Reindl adds, "we will now take some time to debrief and reflect on the season before we start planning for next year.  Our athletes have came off this championship satisfied but not fulfilled.  They saw Dalhousie win another team title and are eager to compete for an AUS title.  We will continue to improve, win more medals, score more points, and push for a banner"