Cross-Country

Tigers find triumph

In her first ever university level cross-country race, Dalhousie runner Savanna Jordan won. “Yeah, I am excited,” said a smiling Jordan after the race. Racing at the Dalhousie/Saint Mary’s Invitational at Point Pleasant Park on a humid Saturday, Sept. 23rd, Jordan finished the women’s 6 km race in 22:39, which was 12 seconds faster than…

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End of season analysis

Wow, the first semester is nearly over. Four Dal Tiger varsity teams completed their seasons this semester, here is a recap of how they did.   Women’s soccer  The previous season they finished third in the league and only gave up seven goals in 12 games. With many players returning, the expectation was that they were…

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Balancing cross-country and track and field

There’s a big difference between racing 800-metres and 10,000-metres. Second-year track athlete Hudson Grimshaw-Surette is proving that he can do both.  “He’s too talented and competitive not too,” said cross-country and track and field Head coach Rich Lehman about why Grimshaw-Surette is running for both sports.   The kinesiology student dabbled in cross-country last year, running…

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Running strong programs

Going into his seventh year as the head coach of Dalhousie University’s cross-country and track and field teams, Rich Lehman has won the AUS cross-country Coach of the Year award a combined six times with both the women’s and men’s teams.   He also won the same award a combined nine times for the track and…

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“A perfect first year”

Both Dalhousie University’s men’s and women’s track and field teams brought home championship banners again this year. For the women’s team, this was the 29th consecutive season of winning the Atlantic University Sport Championships. Among their star athletes was rookie Savanna Jordan. Jordan has had an outstanding first year, considering that she spent her track…

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Fifty-five years and counting

Much of the Dalhousie University Tigers athletic success is credited to the coaching of Allan Yarr. Yarr has been coaching for 55 years in a variety of sports including basketball, golf, tennis, and football; he’s led 91 of those teams to be conference champions and five of them have medalled at nationals. His coaching accolades…

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Dalhousie Playoffs

Through late October and early November, some Dalhousie teams saw their teams’ seasons come to an end for another year. The Dal Gazette recaps how the playoffs went for the Tigers who are hanging up their jerseys for now.  Cross-Country by Josh Young, Sports Editor Both Dalhousie cross-country teams finished the championship races with identical…

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Men’s cross-country aim for conference championship

Racing their way from being the runner-up last season, into being the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) champions this season, is the Dalhousie men’s cross-country team’s mindset. “Every time I have an interview with the Gazette and the men’s cross-country team comes up for the last five years, I have talked about how young, building and…

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Dalhousie athletics preview

Basketball The men’s basketball team are coming off an exciting season where they won the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) championship for the third season in a row and won the bronze medal as hosts of the Final 8, which is the program’s first national championship medal. Gone are seniors Ritchie Kanza Mata, Kashrell Lawrence, Ryall…

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Trent Lynds has high hopes

Trent Lynds wants to be the AUS Rookie of the Year. It’s a bold statement, but Lynds has plenty to back it up. The first year psychology student was the best graduating cross country runner in the province last year, and he’s had an unbelievable start to his Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) career. After taking…

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