AUS Track and Field Championships: Dalhousie sweeps team standings in Moncton

AUS Track and Field Championships: Dalhousie sweeps team standings in Moncton

Dalhousie University Tigers win men's and women's track and field championships  

(MONCTON, N.B.) - The Dalhousie University Tigers continued their dominance of the Atlantic University Sport Track and Field Championships by winning both the women's and men's trophies and banners following the conclusion of competition held Friday and Saturday at the Vance-Toner Stadium of the CEPS Louis-J.-Robichaud of the Moncton campus of the Université de Moncton.

For the Dal women, the win is their 35th straight, while the Dal men earned their ninth straight AUS title and 21st in the past 22 years.

The Tigers' female athletes earned 167 points to take first place in the standings, followed by the University of New Brunswick Reds (77) and the Memorial University Sea-Hawks (50).

STFX (45), UPEI (22), Université de Moncton Aigles Bleues (18), CBU (11), SMU (11) and Acadia (3) followed in order.

On the men's side, the Tigers earned 136 points for first place in the final standings. The UNB Reds were second with 73 points and the Saint Mary's University Huskies were third with 58.

The Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus finished 4th with 46 points, followed by the STFX (35), Memorial Memorial (22), CBU (19) and UPEI (11).  

Chloe Richardson and Chelsea MacIsaac of the Dalhousie Tigers were named the Track Athlete of the Year and Field Athlete of the Year, respectively, for the 2023-2024 season. Samuel Bourque of the Université de Moncton on the field and Jared Howse of the University of New Brunswick on the track have the same titles on the men's side.  

Dalhousie's Blake Marchand and UPEI's Alaere Peterside were named the Rookies of the Year, while the championship's competition MVPs were the Tigers' Abbi Gaudry and Dan Lord.

Rich Lehman of the Tigers and Jennifer Stender of Memorial were named the men's and women's coaches of the year.

Rory McGarvey of Saint Mary's and Amelia Reid of Dalhousie received the Student-Athlete Community Service Awards.

The Volunteer Coach of the Year Awards were presented to Jodi Langley of Saint Mary's and Earl Church of the Université de Moncton.

Athletes from teams that are completing their university careers were recognized and presented with a souvenir at the end of the competition.  

- Recap by Moncton Athletics

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