Women's Track & Field

McDonald Leads VReds At Moncton Meet

UNB's 4X200-metre relay team, after a second place finish at Saturday's JSA Open, in Moncton. From left to right is Hailee Cook(Miramichi, NB), Victoria LeBlanc(Saint John, NB), Sydney MacDonald(Miramichi, NB), and Ashley Gallagher(Waasis, NB). (Photo for UNB Athletics)
UNB's 4X200-metre relay team, after a second place finish at Saturday's JSA Open, in Moncton. From left to right is Hailee Cook(Miramichi, NB), Victoria LeBlanc(Saint John, NB), Sydney MacDonald(Miramichi, NB), and Ashley Gallagher(Waasis, NB). (Photo for UNB Athletics)

(MONCTON, NB) The UNB Varsity Reds women's track and field team scored wins in the triple and long jumps in their opening meet of the 2017 season.

Tess McDonald(Fredericton, NB) led the way for the Varsity Reds with a victory in the triple jump. McDonald jumped 11.43 metres, just off her current season best of 11.67 metres. She's currently ranked first in the AUS by more than half a meter, and second in U Sports.

"Tess continues to build on her performances, having already surpassed her best from last year which got her to the national championships," said Varsity Reds head coach Jason Reindl. "She is leading by example and proving what consistent effort can achieve. She and coach Carl McIntosh have been doing great things and I'm confident this is going to be another great year for her."

Victoria LeBlanc(Saint John, NB) won the long jump with a leap of 5.13 metres, finished third in the 300-metres, with a time of 44.01s, third in the 60-metre hurdles in 9.66s, and ran the lead leg for the 4x200-metre relay that finished second.

Sydney MacDonald(Miramichi, NB) won the 60-metre hurdles in 9.39s, finished second in the long jump with a best jump of 5.02 metres, and ran on the 4x200-metre team.

Nadia Wysote(Listuguj, QC) won the 600-metres in a time of 1:44.90s and also won the 400-metres in 1:05.79s.

Full results for the meet and all UNB athletes can be found at:

http://www.anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=916

The January 9th AUS rankings had the Varsity Reds third, with 87 points, just behind St. FX(95pts.) and Dal(112pts.).
Next on UNB's schedule, the Athletics Nova Scotia Indoor Championships, in Halifax on January 21st, followed by the McGill Team Challenge, in Montreal, on January 27th and 28th, in Montreal.