Jessica Warren strikes silver at Boston track meet

Jessica Warren strikes silver at Boston track meet

Feb 10, 07 Track and Field (W) 

By Earl Zukerman

BOSTON -- Senior Jessica Warren of Oakville, Ont., won a silver medal for McGill at the Boston University St. Valentine Invitational track and field meet in the BU Track and Tennis Center, Saturday.

The two-day meet featured over 1,500 athletes from more than three dozen universities in the NCAA and CIS.

Warren, a fifth-year marketing major from Oakville, Ont., was clocked at 2:52.14 in the women's 1000 metres, to finish second of 69 entries. It was the fastest time in that event by a CIS athlete this season and qualified Warren for the CIS national championships to be hosted by McGill, March 8-10.

She was beaten by Amy Mortimer, an unattached runner for Reebok, who set a Fieldhouse record in 2:44.51. McGill's Deborah Lightman was seventh (2:57.49) and Trish Muddiman placed ninth (2:57.92).

The only other top 10 finish for the Martlets was in the pole vault, where Megan McKee of Pittsburgh and Esther Usborne of Calgary, both placed seventh with an identical height of 3.26m.

For the McGill men, who competed Friday, top 10 performances included David Faille of St. Hilaire, Que., who was fifth in the 55-metre dash (6.46 seconds), Stephen Douglas of Pictou, N.S., (5th, 1000m, 2:28.25) and freshman Maxime Beaumont-Courteau of Montreal (5th, pole vault, 4.45m).

Keith Esche, a 6-foot-7 sophomore from Lake George, N.Y., was seventh in the men's high jump (1.98m).

The track team will have a week to prepare the McGill Open II meet on Feb. 17, before the Quebec university championships in Quebec City, Feb. 23-24.