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Tigers win Subway AUS track & field championships titles

Tigers win Subway AUS track & field championships titles

The Tigers swept won both team titles at the 2018 Subway AUS Track & Field Championships. It was the 29th consecutive win for the women, while the men captured their 16th win in 17 years. Dalhousie won 10 events on day two, including all four relays.

Lorena Heubach was named both the AUS female rookie of the year and field athlete of the year. Audley Cummings earned AUS field athlete of the year and was named the Subway male athlete of the meet. Michelle Reddy was named the women's championship meet MVP, while assistant coach Mike Bawol earned the men's assistant coach of the year honour. Head coach Rich Lehman was named both the men's and women's coach of the year.

Podium Finishes

1. Temi Toba-Oluboka Weight throw
1. Kaelen Schmidt Triple jump & High jump
1. Michelle Reddy 600m & 1500m
1. Hudson Grimshaw-Surrette 600m
1. Mike Van Der Poel 60m
1. Audley Cummings Heptathlon - New AUS record!
1. Women's 4x200m relay (Maya Reynolds, Lorena Heubach, Shawna McKay & Heather Beaton)
1. Men's 4x200m relay (Matthew Coolen, Mike Van Der Poel, Audley Cummings & Anthony Cormier)
1. Women's 4x400m relay (Elizabeth Comeau, Michelle Reddy, Olivia Ross & Heather Beaton)
1. Men's 4x400m relay (Mike van der Poel, Shiloh Johnson, Matthew Leighton & Hudson Grimshaw-Surrette)
2. Anthony Cormier Triple jump
2. Matthew Leighton 600m
2. Maya Reynolds 60m
2. Matthew Coolen 60m
2. Savanna Jordan 1500m
3. Lorena Heubach Long jump
3. Olivia Ross 600m
3. Shiloh Johnson 600m

Full AUS Championship Release

Dalhousie Tigers claim AUS men's and women's track and field championship titles

(MONCTON, N.B.)  The Dalhousie Tigers claimed both the men's and women's championship banners at the 2018 Subway AUS Track and Field Championships hosted by the Université de Moncton at the CEPS Louis-J.-Robichaud gym on campus this weekend.

The Tigers' women's team finished with 144.5 points to claim their 29thconsecutive championship banner. The StFX X-Women team came in second with 99 points and the host Moncton Aigles Bleues team claimed third with 57 points. 

The Dalhousie men's squad earned 153 points and their 16th championship banner in 17 years. 

The Tigers' 12-year streak was broken by the StFX X-Men in the 2013-14 season. But the Tigers have found themselves back on top again these past four seasons.

This year, the UNB Varsity Reds claimed second place with 83 points and the StFX X-Men finished third with 73 points. The host Aigles Bleus' men's team finished in fourth place. 

Dalhousie's Audley Cummings and Michelle Reddy were named the Subway AUS male and female athletes of the meet. Both amassed multiple medals over the course of the weekend, with Cummings winning the heptathlon with 4,414 points. 

Angus Rawling from the StFX X-Men and Bailey Smith from the UPEI Panthers were named the AUS male and female track athletes of the year. 

In addition to being named athlete of the meet, Dalhousie's Cummings was also named the AUS male field athlete of the year, while Dalhousie's Lorena Heubach earned the honour on the women's side. 

Heubach was also named the AUS rookie of the meet after winning the pentathlon with 3,924 points. Saint Mary's Andrew Peverill was named the male AUS rookie of the meet. 

Beth Lawrence from the StFX X-Women and Michael Colford from the UNB Varsity Reds were this year's recipients of the AUS student-athlete community service awards. 

Dalhousie's Rich Lehman received both the AUS men's and women's track and field coach of the year awards. 

The Moncton Aigles Bleus' Earl Church and Dalhousie's Mike Bawol were named the AUS volunteer coaches of the year.

This year's U SPORTS Track and Field Championships are being hosted by the University of Windsor, March 8-10.

Complete results from this weekend's championships can be found here.