Track and Field

Chas Smith can do it all

“How was that?” Chas Smith holds a stopwatch to his coach’s face with his right hand, while placing his left hand on his knee, slightly bent over. He gets the words out easy, not gasping for air. “You’ve had faster times,” Coach Adrienne Power says. It’s about 6 p.m. at the Dalplex and Smith is…

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Dal takes AUS track championship

The Dalhousie Tigers track team came out on top yet again at last weekend’s Atlantic University Sport (AUS) Championships, with both men and women taking the number one spot on the podium. The meet was hosted by the Université de Moncton, and the victories marked the 28th consecutive title for the women and the fifteenth…

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Sydney Smith stepped on the track and never looked back

Sydney Smith used to be a soccer player. She considered playing for the Tigers when she applied to Dalhousie, but decided against it before starting her first year. Luckily for the track team, Smith’s cleats were replaced with track spikes, and the rest is history. “I made some decisions with my soccer career where I…

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Tigers Team Previews for 2015-16

Men’s Basketball Coming off a spectacular finish to last year when they got hot down the stretch and stole the AUS title as the fifth seed in the playoffs, this Tigers team will be looking to carry that momentum into this season. Nearly the entire roster is back for this year including points leader and…

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Putting the ‘student’ in student-athlete

Haworth, Hudson study medicine while pursing athletic careers Rebecca Haworth and Alexandra Hudson aren’t your typical varsity athletes. Haworth is a high jumper. Hudson, a volleyball player. Though their chosen sport is different, the two share a common bond. They both bleed black and gold, and they both aspire to become doctors. Haworth and Hudson are…

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The big finish!

Wedge (pictured, right) and Shin blew their competition out of the water. (Photo by Chris Parent)

The end of the year brings about different feelings for everyone. Some are relieved that it’s finally over, while others are bewildered by how fast it went by. For the editorial staff at the Gazette’s sports section, it’s a mix of both while Green Day’s “Time of Your Life” plays on a constant loop. It was…

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The Ticker (for the week ending Feb. 23)

David Sharpe's performance provided a lone bright spot in an otherwise disappointing weekend. (Photo by Martin Bazyl via the University of Toronto)

Track and Field – Women take title, men settle for second For the first time since the 2001-02 season, the AUS track and field championship did not result in a clean sweep for the Tigers. Although the women’s team retained their title (which has been in their possession since 1990), the men were overtaken by St.…

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2014’s Most Eligible Tigers

They’re hot. They’re athletic. They’re talented. But most importantly…they’re single. We’ve hand-picked seven of Dalhousie’s most eligible varsity bachelors and bachelorettes, sat down with them and got a better a sense of the do’s and don’ts of their love lives off the field of play. Whether you’re looking for a swimmer who gets freaky to…

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The Ticker (For the week ending Feb. 9)

Keisha Mills representing Dal. (Photo by Dustin Silvey)

Swim – Men’s and women’s AUS reign continues It has been a long time since a Tigers swim team didn’t return from the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) with a championship banner. Buoyed by the performances of swimmers of the meet David Sharpe and Alison Grant, as well as rookie of the meet Paige Robillard, the teams owned the podium…

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