Team Awards 2004-2005
2004-2005 McGill Track and Field / Cross-Country Awards Banquet
Martlet Cross Country-Rookie of the Year – Lauren Whyte, Belleville, ON
Redmen Cross Country-Rookie of the Year – Stephen Douglas, Pictou, Nova Scotia
Martlet Track & Field-Rookie of the Year – Maryse Dubreuil, Montreal, QC
Redmen Track & Field-Rookie of the Year – Aaron White, Belleville, ON
Martlet Cross Country-Most Improved – Jane Cullis, Vancouver, BC
Redmen Cross Country-Most Improved – Adrian Walton, London, ON
Adrian improved from a 10 th place finish in 36:05 at the 2003 QSSF Championship to 5th place with a time of 32:52 at the 2004 QSSF Championship. A remarkable accomplishment,considering his constant battle with asthama.
Martlet Track & Field-Most Improved – Nicole Koenig, Oakville, ON
Nikki brought her time down dramatically in the 600m going from 1:44.66 last season to 1:41.00 in the 600m and 45.78 to 44.02 in the 300m.
Redmen Track & Field-Most Improved – James Young, London, ON
A freshman, James obliterated his personal best in the 3000m, of 9:23 outdoors, from high school by running a surprising 8:49.80 at the St. Valentine’s Invitational in Boston.
Martlet Cross Country - MVP – Laura Wilson, Fort McMurray
Laura was the lead runner for the Martlets this past cross country season and posted some excellent times.
She continued the tradition of McGill women winning the QSSF Cross Country Championship by upsetting Veronique Fortin of Laval in a time of 18:25 for 5km, her fastest time since competing for the Martlets. Laura earned Cross country conference athlete of the year and McGill athlete of the week honors twice.
Redmen Cross Country - MVP – Jeff McCabe, Toronto, ON
Jeff was the Redmen’s most consistent runner during the cross country season and placed 4 th at the QSSF Conference championship in a time of 32:20 to lead his teammates to a second place finish in the team standings. He improved his time and position from two years ago at the CIS Championship hosted by Guelph placing 34 th in 32:58 for 10km. McCabe is also the captain of the cross country and co-captain of the track and field team.
Martlet Track & Field - MVP – Genevieve Jenkins, Mission Viejo, CA
Genevieve had an excellent season on the track, culminating with three gold medals and one silver at the QSSF Track and Field Championship hosted by McGill. She qualified for the CIS Championship by winning the 1000m and and the 4x800m relay. She improved her personal best in the 1000m from 2:57.23 to 2:56.02 and her 600m from 1:46.94 to 1:37.74. Gen also served as co-captain of both the cross country and track team.
Redmen Track & Field - MVP – David Faille, Mt. St. Hilaire, QC
David is a very dedicated and committed athlete whose hard work paid dividends in his first year at McGill. He was the Redmen’s top short sprinter running under 7 seconds for the first time since Orlando Haughton back in 1986. He is also one of only two Redmen sprinters to medal in the QSSF Championship in over a decade. He is the lead-off runner on the 4x200mand also runs a leg on the 4x400m relay team both of which placed at the CIS Track and Field Championship at the University of Manitoba.
Andrea Taylor Memorial Award – Genevieve Jenkins, Mission Viejo, CA
This award is presented annually to a female member of the McGill track and Field Team who contributes something unique to the team, promotes unity, and demonstrates the exceptional characteristics for which Andrea was renowned. The award is dedicated to the spirit of Andrea’s character, which will remain with her family, friends and teammates forever.
Genevieve truly represents the attributes that the Andrea Taylor Memorial Award stands for. Her commitment to the cross country and track and field programs are second to none. She also is sincere and supports her teammates and always has a smile and a kind word no matter who you are. A very respectful young woman,who takes the time to say a genuine hello to anyone including the bus driver.
Gen is always willing to lend a hand in any team event including volunteer work for various charities, a truly remarkable young woman.