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Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019
L.U. relay team blazes to gold at York
by Randy Pascal

The expectations were high for the Laurentian Voyageurs indoor track men's 4 X 800m relay team, and the quartet of Caleb Beland, Dylan McKevitt, Justin Graenert and Liam Pedersen did not disappoint.

Competing for the first time in a race setting at the York Open over the weekend, the L.U. lads blazed their way to a first place finish, clocking a time of 8:08.96 in the process.

It was the second podium placement for the Voyageurs at the meet, the other coming courtesy of veteran Megan Crocker, who earned a silver medal in the 1500 (4:44.71). Crocker had already qualified for the OUA Championships, clocking a time of 9:53.41 in the 3000 metre race in Ottawa last month.

After having no less than eleven athletes hit standard at their opening event of the season, the Voyageurs added a few more to the mix in Toronto, including sprinter Alexandre Noel de Tilly, whose time of 7:39 seconds in the 60m dash was just a hair back of teammate Skyler Savage-Perreault (7.38), and just ahead of fellow CND product Eric Roque (7.44).

In addition to shining in a team setting, Graenert also joined Noel de Tilly in nailing a goal, qualifying for the provincials in the 1000m (2:35.87) after doing the same in the 600m (1:23.08) just a few weeks ago.

Rounding out this grouping was sophomore Paul Sagriff, who added the 1500m (4:01.89) to the 3000m (8:39.78) in terms of events in which the Kingston native can compete come time for the OUA Indoor Track & Field Championships on February 22nd and 23rd.

The performances of Noel de Tilly, Graenert and Sagriff also marked personal best times, a feat that was also accomplished by Lockerby Composite graduate Miranda Boudreau in the 1500m race (5:41.17), as well as rookie Eric Gareau in the 300m showdown (37.93) and cross-country teammate Alexandre Fishbeing-Ouimette (1500m - 4:23.39).

Following are the balance of the results from the meet which also included athletes representing Waterloo, Toronto, Lakehead, McMaster, Guelph, Ryerson, RMC, Brock, Western and York, as well as a dozen track clubs or so.

Women's Events
60m dash
Hannah Merjavec - 8.13 (32nd)
Danielle Roy - 8.34 (45th)
Esther Nabatanzi - 9.20 (75th)

1000m race
Erin Hansel - 3:01.95 (4th)

1500m race
Pascale Gendron - 4:57.28 (12th)
Meghan Sippel - 5:09.22 (22nd)
Sarah Thackeray - 5:25.44 (27th)
Miranda Boudreau - 5:43.17 (34th)

3000m race
Pascale Gendron - 10:28.87 (8th)
Miranda Boudreau - 12:29.86 (15th)

Men's Events
600m race
Liam Pedersen - 1:23.48 (6th)
Eric Gareau - 1:23.70 (7th)
Michael Petta - 1:30.17 (31st)

1000m race
Caleb Beland - 2:38.35 (11th)

1500m race
Dylan McKevitt - 4:15.58 (31st)
Jarod Milford - 4:42.08 (48th)

3000m race
Alexandre Fishbein-Ouimette - 9:33.63 (11th)

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