Track & field athletes wrap up regular season competition

Photo credit Bryan Kennedy (file photo)
Photo credit Bryan Kennedy (file photo)

Halifax, NS – The StFX track & field team competed at the SMU Open on Sunday, their last meet of the regualr season prior to the upcoming Subway AUS Championship.


In the women's sprinting events, Megan Graham and Catherine Kennedy came in first and second in the 60m hurdles with times of 9.38 and 9.39, respectively. Samantha Taylor was third in the 60m dash with a 7.98 clocking.

Allie Flower and Taylor placed first and second in the 300m dash. Flower crossed at 40.64 and Taylor was 41.79.

Jane Hergett, fresh off a strong showing in the 1000m race in Boston, won the 600m event with a time of 1:33.96.

Hana Marmura and Paige Chisholm finished 2-3 in the 1500m race. Marmura clocked in at 4:43.66 while Chisholm was 4:52.23. Rachel MacDougall (10:21.12) and Zoe Johnston (10:25.22) were first and second in the 3000m.

In the jumping events Lani Deakin had a second place finish in the long jump with a 5.23m result. Baillie Marcotte was third at 4.95m. Deakin also won the triple jump (10.45m) and Marcotte (9.95m) came third.

In the men's sprints, Adrian Kinney took top spot in the 60m dash with a 7.03 result, while Johnny West was third at 7.26. Kinney also came first in the 300m dash with a 35.55 finish.

It was a podium sweep for the X-Men in the 600m as Tim Brennan (1:21.22), Alexander Quinn (1:24.51) and Eric Sutton (1:24.78) placed 1-2-3.

Distance runner Paul MacLellan won the 3000m race with a time of 8:58.46 amongst a large field of 13 runners.

In the jumping events, Kirishnia Cooper placed second in the long jump with a 6.35m result and was first in the triple jump at 13.05m.

The Subway AUS Championship is scheduled for February 22-23 in Moncton, NB.