Galbraith honoured by OUA

With her season not even finished, rookie Emma Galbraith has already put together a resume that many fifth year seniors could be proud of and on Thursday she added another line to that resume, winning the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) female rookie of the year award.
 
While the award is presented on the merits of Emma’s recent performances at  the OUA Championships last weekend in Windsor, the Franco-Ouest graduate has put together a stellar rookie campaign that has included one Canadian junior record and four University of Ottawa records.
 
On day one of the OUA championships, Galbraith out ran a veteran laden field in the 1000m to win and become one of only two rookies to capture individual gold at the championships. She would return on day two for some speed work as she took to the line in the 600m where she would win her second medal, a bronze, behind Olympic semi-finalist Sarah Wells of Toronto.
 
Next stop for Galbraith is next weekend’s Canadian Interuniversity Sport championships being held in Edmonton where she will compete in both the 1000m and the 1500m where she enters the meet ranked second and fifth respectively.
 
Other OUA award winners on Thursday included former Lions athletes, Yves Sikubwabo and Alicia Brown. Sikubwabo, who is in his first season at the University of Guelph, was named male rookie of the year after finishing second in both the 1000m and 1500m as well as claiming gold in the 4x800m relay. Brown, competing for the University of Toronto, was awarded the OUA Track MVP for females following a personal best and gold medal performance in the 300m. The Merivale High School graduate was also a member of Toronto’s record breaking 4x400m relay team.