Over the course of two days the AUS track and field championships took place at University de Moncton. With plenty of records being broken, and lots of exciting action from many of the events, it lead to a fantastic championship to end the AUS track and field season.
In the women's 4x400 meter relay Saint Mary's had a solid effort placing 5th, members of the 4x400 relay were Jonneice Rigby, Anissa Owen, Meghan Clark, and Blessing Nwaigwe. In the women's 4x800 meter relay that Saint Mary's women also had a very good run placing 4th overall, members of the 4x800 were Blessing Nwaigwe, Jonneice Rigby, Monique Muise, and Meghan Clark.
In the multi-event pentathlon Matthew Musoke earned an AUS bronze medal while recording personal bests in each of the five events. Musoke ran 8.85 seconds for the 60 meter hurdles, soared to 1.76 meters in the high jump, ran a time of 3:10.21 over 1000 meters, threw the shot put 10.70 meters and jumped 6.10 meters in the long jump. Also competing in the men's pentathlon was second year huskie Matthew Smith who recorded personal bests in the 60-meter hurdles, long jump, and shot put.
For the men's relay events Saint Mary's had great success. The 4x200 team consisting of M'Kyle Rigby, Greg Allen, Drew LeFrank and Greg Allen put forward a solid effort placing 4th overall just shy of a bronze medal. The men's 4x400 relay team also placed 4th overall, consisting of the same athletes that ran the 4x200. In the men's 4x800 relay SMU athletes Greg Williams, J.K. MacAdam, John Kuto, and Drew LeFrank all had amazing races which gave the 4x800 relay its fastest time all year and earned them the AUS bronze medal.
SMU Communications (Angus MacDonald)