(MONCTON, NB) The Dalhousie University Tigers women and men won top honors at the Subway Atlantic University Sport Track and Field Championships, held in Moncton Friday and Saturday.
The Tigers men took a third straight championship, while the women took an unprecedented 28th title in a row. The St. Francis Xavier University X-Women were second in the women's division, followed by the UNB Varsity Reds. In the men division, the Varsity Reds were second and St. FX thid.
Alain Doucet, of the Aigles Bleus and Sarah Myatt, of the Tigers, were chosen as AUS most valuable athletes. Mike Van der Poel and Colleen Wilson, both Tigers, were the track athletes of the year while Jordan Bruce, of the Tigers, and Mount Allison's Jennifer Bell were named field athletes of the year.
The AUS rookies of the year are Andrew Wood, of Memorial, and Dal's Maya Reynolds. The men's and women's AUS Community Service Awards went to Varsity Reds athletes Troy Wilson and Tess McDonald.
"Tess leads by example," said Varsity Reds head coach Jason Reindl. "She gets the job done in the classroom, on the track, and in the community. Tess has been a huge contributor to the team and I cannot think of a better representative of this prestigious award."
"Troy is a captain, a leader, and an amazing student-athlete," said Reindl. "When he started with our program he was unsure of his role on the team. Over the past four years, he's found success in the combined events and turned into one of captains who leads by example. I cannot speak highly enough of Troy and his contributions to the community as a student athlete."
Lindsay Mackenzie of St. FX won both women's and men's volunteer coach of the year awards. Coaches of the year honors went to UNB's Reindl(male), and Bernie Chisholm, of the X-Women(women).
There were a record 240 registered athletes from 10 of the 11 AUS member universities at the competition. Several will attend the U SPORTS Championships, March 9-11, in Edmonton, Alberta.
RECAP AND PHOTOS BY: U de Moncton Athletics