TRCK | Gareau Grabs Bronze at Hal Brown

Photo by Pascale Gendron
Photo by Pascale Gendron

This weekend, the Laurentian indoor track team competed in the Hal Brown Last Chance meet at the University of Toronto. They returned with one medal and three OUA-qualifying standards in what was the final meet of their regular season.


Their medalist was first-year runner, Eric Gareau, whose photo-finish in the 1000m earned a bronze medal. Gareau's time of 2:30.93 was only 2/1000 out of the silver medal position.


The meet included large fields from 10 universities, including Waterloo, Queens, Laval, McMaster, Toronto, York, Windsor, Western, Laurier and Ryerson. A number of track clubs were also involved.


The track squad now competes at the OUA championships at York University next weekend and will field a record number of 15 athletes at the event. OUA entries include:


60m: Hannah Merjavec, Kirsten Crowe, Danielle Roy, Skyler Savage-Perreault

Eric Roque, Alexandre Noel de Tilly

600m: Justin Graenert, Liam Pedersen, Eric Gareau

1000m: Erin Hansel, Eric Gareau, Caleb Beland

1500m: Megan Crocker, Paul Sagriff, Caleb Beland

3000m: Megan Crocker, Pascale Gendron, Liam Passi , Paul Sagriff

4 x 800m: Liam Pedersen, Eric Gareau, Caleb Beland, Justin Graenert


Hal Brown Results - Laurentian


Women's Events



8. Hannah Merjavec, 8.04

15. Kirsten Crowe, 8.37 (OUA Standard)

19. Danielle Roy, 8.26, (OUA Standard)

27. Esther Nabatanzi, 9.29



14. Kirsten Crowe, 45.79

17. Esther Nabatanzi, 51.71



10. Erin Hansel, 2:59.96



17. Pascale Gendron, 4:58.98

24. Sarah Thackeray, 5:19.68 (PB)


Men's  Events



19. Eric Roque, 7.37 (OUA Standard)

23. Alexandre Noel de Tilly, 7.40

28. Josiah Oomen, 7:60



10. Michael Griepsma, 37.73

37. Michael Petta, 38.50



5. Justin Graenert, 1:22.72 - OUA (Personal Best)

10. Liam Pedersen, 1:23.33



3. Eric Gareau, 2:30.93



13. Caleb Beland, 4:13.35

26. Jarod Milford, 4:42.43



15. Alexandre Fishbein-Ouimette, 9:20.20