Tigers men's track and field team claims 15th AUS championship banner in 16 seasons

Tigers men's track and field team claims 15th AUS championship banner in 16 seasons

(MONCTON, N.B.) – The Dalhousie Tigers claimed both the men's and women's championship banners at the 2017 Subway AUS Track and Field Championships hosted by the Université de Moncton at the CEPS Louis-J.-Robichaud gym on campus this weekend.

The Tigers' women's team finished with 137 points to claim their 28thconsecutive championship banner. The StFX X-Women team came in second with 125 points and the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds women's team claimed third with 54 points.

The Dalhousie men's squad earned 144 points and their 15th championship banner in 16 years.

The Tigers' 12-year streak was broken by the StFX X-Men in the 2013-14 season. But the Tigers have found themselves back on top again these past three seasons.

This year, the UNB Varsity Reds claimed second place with 101 points and the StFX X-Men finished third with 86 points.

The host Aigles Bleus' men's and women's teams finished in fourth place. 

Dalhousie's Mike Van der Poel and Colleen Wilson were named the AUS track athletes of the year.

Jordan Bruce, also from the Dalhousie Tigers and Jennifer Bell from the Mount Allison Mounties were named the AUS field athletes of the year.

AUS rookie of the year honours went to Andrew Wood from the Memorial Sea-Hawks and Maya Reynolds of Dalhousie. 

UNB's Troy Wilson and Tess McDonald were named this year's recipients of the AUS student-athlete community service awards.   

Lindsay Mackenzie of StFX was named the AUS volunteer coach of the year on both the men's and women's side

AUS men's track and field coach of the year honours went to UNB Varsity Reds coach Jason Reindl. StFX X-Women head coach Bernie Chisholm earned the women's coach of the year award. 

Moncton's Alain Doucet was named the Subway Athlete of the Meet on the men's side, while Dalhousie's Sarah Myatt earned the honour on the women's side.

There were a record 240 registered student-athletes from 10 of the 11 AUS member universities at the competition. Several will attend the U SPORTS ChampionshipsMarch 9-11, in EdmontonAlta.

Complete results from this weekend's championships can be found here.

Source: Recap and photos provided by Normand Leger, Moncton Athletics Communications

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