McCurdy wins gold at McGill Open track meet

McCurdy wins gold at McGill Open track meet

Nov 26, 05 
By Earl Zukerman

MONTREAL - Marie-Josée Le Jour broke the only fieldhouse record at the McGill Open track and field meet, held at McGill's Tomlinson Fieldhouse, Saturday

Le Jour, of the St. Laurent Selects tossed a distance of 17.63 metres to win the women's weight throw, breaking the mark of 17.59 set by Sherbrooke's Nathalie Thenor in 2002.

The meet, the first local indoor competition of the season, featured a wide array of amateur track clubs along with university teams from Queen's, Sherbrooke, Vermont and McGill.

Heather McCurdy, a freshman from Stirling, Ont., was one of six McGill athletes to earn a medal and the only one to capture an event, jumping a distance of 11.05m to win the triple jump.

David Pedneault, a 19-year-old Montreal native who was competing for the Perfmax-Racing club, won the highlight event, the men's 60m sprint. He finished in 6.96 seconds, well short of the Fieldhouse record of 6.56 by Nicolas Macrozonaris. McGill's David Faille was second (7.00), followed by Bianco Richard, also from Perfmax (7.11).

Marie-Andrée Leblanc of the Sherbrooke Vert & Or, captured the women's 60m dash in 7.73 seconds. McGill's Vanessa Horobjowsky and Maryse Dubreuil, both native Montrealers, finished second (7.92) and third (7.99), respectively.

Queen's posted the top university results at the meet, winning eight events on the men's side and five in the women's division.

The only other McGill medallists were Joanna Willms, a sophomore from Toronto who won silver in the women's high jump (1.60m) and freshman Charles-Francois Aka-Trudel, who won silver in the men's triple jump (12.57m).

Complete meet results are available at (


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