Record breaking day in New York

Club athletes set four meet records and won 16 of the 30 events contested at the St. Lawrence University Holiday Relays on Saturday afternoon in Canton, New York. University of Ottawa senior, Devyani Biswal kicked the meet off with a bang, shaving three tenths off the previous record in the 60m hurdles, running 9.03 seconds. Also setting a new standard on the sprint straightaway was Sarah de Carufel, who set new records for the 60m in both the heats and final, winning the meet with a time 7.78. De Carufel previously held the record at 7.82 seconds set in 2013.

Another sprint record to fall was the women’s 200m, where not one but two club members bested the previous standard of 26.08 set last December by club member Lindsay Brandys. University of Ottawa sophomore Charifa Labarang sprinted to a winning time of 25.93 seconds, just ousting grade nine student Lauren Gale who finished in 25.95.

In the women’s mile, Gee Gee Clare McGrath captured gold in 5 minutes 8.47 seconds, to erase more than three and a half seconds off the previous standard. The mark also moves McGrath up a spot to third all-time in University of Ottawa history.

The final mark came in the field as Gee Gee senior Krista Sipprell bounded her way out to a new standard in the triple jump. Sipprell, originally from London, easily won the competition with a best jump of 11.21m enroute to breaking the three year old record.

Other winners on the day included:

  • Luke Daillboust (University of Ottawa) – Men’s 60m hurdles (8.88)
  • Remy Binns (Ottawa Lions) – Men’s Mile (4:22.69)
  • Brandyn Martineau (University of Ottawa) – Men’s 60m (7.08), Men’s 200m (22.87)
  • Charlotte Gardner (University of Ottawa) – Women’s 800m (2:20.96)
  • Gabbie Campeau, Caitlin Fischer, Hailey McKechnie, Sarah Jackson (Ottawa Lions) – Women’s 4x400m (4:13.95)
  • Austin White, Ethan Goodchild, Jay Weng, Ryley Gemmill (Ottawa Lions) – Men’s 4x400m (3:40.08)
  • Shyvonne Roxborough, Lauren Gale, Keira Christie-Galloway, Lindsay MacMillan (Ottawa Lions) – Women’s 4x200m (1:45.79)
  • Kevin Bates, Eugene Tu, Chris Thistle, Graeme McConnell (University of Ottawa) – Men’s Distance Medley (11:40.83)
  • Melinda Rock (Ottawa Lions) – Women’s Pole Vault (3.25m)
  • Zach Kerr (Algonquin Colleeg) – Men’s Pole Vault (4.30m)

Lions return to action Saturday, December 20th as they host the first Dome Super Saturday Meet of the season.