The weekend of February 7th/8th was a big weekend in AUS track and field. It started off with the SMU open on February 7th which offered a wide variety of events and competition. The SMU open was followed by the AUS Relay's on February 8th which offered the 4x200, 4x400, and 4x800 relay events.
The AUS relay meet was a last chance event for all the relay teams in the conference to record times before the AUS championships. The SMU womens 4x800 meter team placed 4th in an overall time of 10:38.64. Athletes on the women's 4x800 team were Meghan Clark, Monique Muise, Jonneice Rigby, and Blessing Nwaigele. In the men's 4x200 meter event Saint Mary's finished 3rd in a close battle with Dalhousie for an overall time of 1:40.59. Athletes on the men's 4x200 team were Greg Allen, Matthew Musoke, M'Kyle Rigby, and Preston Matthews. In the men's 4x800 meter event the huskies had a solid effort placing 3rd in an overall time of 8:24.77. The men's 4x800 team consisted of Drew LeFrank, John Kuto, J.K. MacAdam, and Jonathan Peverille. The relay events are one of the most exciting parts of track and field, and the huskies hope to prove to be medal contenders in all relay events during the AUS championships.
The next meet on the schedule are the AUS championships which take place at Udem February 28th/ March 1st.