TRACK | Trio of Voyageurs Qualify for OUA's

TRACK | Trio of Voyageurs Qualify for OUA's

The Laurentian indoor track team competed with a partial squad at the Sharon Anderson Open track meet at the University of Toronto this Saturday. They returned with three OUA qualifications and two medal finishes.

Rookie Liam Pedersen (Kingston) qualified for the OUA championships by placing 3rd in the 600m with a time of 1:23.12. Also finishing third was Natasha Mayer (Sudbury) who ran a 300m time of 42.78s, which, when converted from a 200m to a 400m track, qualifies her for the OUA Championships. Megan Crocker's (Toronto) 1500m time of 4:50.11 also converts to a time below the OUA standard. 

60m (8.30 = OUA Standard)
30. Natasha Mayer, 8.37

300m (42.70)
3. Natasha Mayer, 42.78

600m (1:40)
8. Nicole Rich, 1:48.25

1000m (3:06.0)
4. Nicole Rich, 3:11.01

1500m (4:50)
5. Megan Crocker, 4:50.11

60m (7.40)
27. Eric Roque, 7.46

300m (37.0)
46. Ali El-Sahli, 41.45 (PB)

600m (1:24.50)
3. Liam Pedersen, 1:23.12 (Qualifies for OUAs)

1500m (4:04)
6. Caleb Beland, 4:16.00
9. Liam Passi, 4:17.67
Michael Petta - DNF

3000m (8:50)
4. Paul Sagriff, 9:08.36

"We consider this race a "rust-remover," said Associate Head Coach, Darren Jermyn. "It always takes a meet or two to get back into racing rhythm. This meet is valuable because it starts that process early in the season. Having Liam Pedersen qualify for OUAs was a bonus. And Natasha Mayer, Megan Crocker and Eric Roque were just hundredths of a second away. So, all-in-all, a very good start."

The Voyageur track squad's next meet is the Ottawa Winter National on January 20th.