Lions win 19 medals at Martlet Open

Lions, Gee Gees and Ravens combined to win 19 medals at last weekend’s Martlet Open in Montreal to round out the 2017 calendar year. The haul included seven gold, including Alex Maxwell’s double victory in the 1500m and 3000m races.

For Maxwell, both winning performances also came with new Carleton University records. The fourth year computer science major led a complete domination of the men’s 3000m for the club as his 8:52.91 clocking led a complete sweep of the top five positions.

Also picking up multiple medals on the day was Madison Clarke who was victorious over 600m and also grabbed a bronze in the 300m. Clarke, a USports qualifier last indoor season, won the 600m in a very controlled 1:37.07.

Another notable winner on the day was University of Ottawa Gee Gee Christina Hertner. The sophmore won the shot put with a best of 12.57m. The throw exceeded her on school record of 12.10m set last season at the OUA Championships.

Also picking up a new Gee Gee record was Ty Coulter in the weight throw. Coulter’s best of 15.55m, bested her one week old record set in Ottawa. The second year student finished just outside the medals in fourth.

Other winners on the day included Samantha Klus (1000m), Keira Christie-Galloway (60m Hurdles), and Bertwin Ben-Smith (300m).

For complete results, click here.