Posts Tagged ‘track and field’

Less is more

In this image: Josh Lunda.

Josh Lunda’s first three years running for the Dalhousie University Tigers seemed to be going great.  In the 2014-2015 season, the sprinter was named the AUS Rookie of the Year. In the 2016-2017 season, he was on the 4×200 relay team that set a new AUS record of 1:31.33, along with Matthew Coolen, Stephen Belyea and Mike van der Poel.  Then last year, he left…

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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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Past and present Dal students honoured at Top 15 dinner

Six members of Dalhousie University were recognized at the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame dinner on Thursday night to honour the top 15 Nova Scotian athletes of all-time. “To see some of the folks honoured here tonight for their athletic accomplishments is wonderful for Dal, wonderful for Nova Scotia and certainly wonderful for our…

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Tigers track captain is ready to go out with a bang

The Dalhousie Tigers male throwers continue to dominate the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference, despite a lack of real training facilities. But for team captain David Kerr, it’s not a problem. Kerr is the second ranked thrower on the team, behind fellow graduating athlete Adam Karakolis. The fifth year kinesiology major switched to Dalhousie after…

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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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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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The Ticker (For the week ending Jan. 26)

Katherine Ryan (6) leaps into action. (Photo by Chris Parent)

 Women’s Volleyball The Dalhousie Tigers’ women’s volleyball team dominated the visiting Acadia Axewomen on Friday, Jan. 24, winning their evening game in straight sets (25-18, 25-14, 25-18). This decisive victory allowed the Tigers (9-4) to keep pace with the conference-leading Saint Mary’s Huskies (9-3), as both teams now sit atop the Atlantic University Sport (AUS)…

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Dalhousie Tigers: Winter Sports Preview

Dal should win another banner. (Chris Parent photo)

By Alex Hallink, Arfa Ayub, Katelynn Gough, Paula Sanderson, Sports Contributors, Graeme Benjamin, Assistant Sports Editor There may now be one less team for the Tigers faithful to cheer for, but that doesn’t mean there is a shortage of sporting options for a black and gold supporter to enjoy. After all, you weren’t going to…

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