(MONCTON, N.B.) – The Dalhousie Tigers claimed both the men's and women's championship banners at the 2015 Subway AUS Track and Field Championships hosted at the Université de Moncton this weekend.
The Tigers' women's team finished with 165 points to claim their 26th consecutive championship banner. The StFX X-Women team came in second with 106 points and the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds women's team claimed third with 56 points.
The Dalhousie men's squad earned 148.5 points and their 13th championship banner in 14 years. The Tigers' 12-year streak was broken last year by the StFX X-Men. But the Tigers have found themselves back on top once again this season.
The UNB Varsity Reds men's team claimed second place with 96 points and the StFX X-Men finished third with 87 points.
The host Aigles Bleus' men's and women's teams both finished in fourth place.
Sarah Myatt (Fredericton, N.B.) a fourth-year student-athlete from the UNB Varsity Reds was named female track athlete of the year. StFX's MacKenzie Munroe, a fifth-year arts student in his third year of eligibility from Yarmouth, N.S., earned the honour on the men's side.
Fifth-year Dalhousie student-athlete Rebecca Haworth (Waverly, N.S.) earned female field athlete of the year honours for the second consecutive year, while Dalhousie's Jordan Bruce (Dartmouth, N.S.), a third-year arts student, was named male field athlete of the year.
AUS rookie of the year honours went to StFX's Hayley Wilson (Skye Glen, N.S.) on the women's side and Dalhousie's Joshua Lunda (Cole Harbour, N.S.) on the men's.
Haworth also claimed the women's student-athlete community service award for the fifth consecutive year. She is the founder of Dalhousie's Special Tigers Sports Program which runs events where youth with intellectual disabilities partner with Dalhousie student-athletes to share their love for sports.
Aigles Bleus team captain Alexandre Coholan (Moncton, N.B.) was the recipient of the men's student-athlete community service award. Coholan volunteers as a first-year students mentor at Université de Moncton. He also volunteers for an array of other organizations, including, but not limited to, the Greater Moncton Dragon Boat Festival and the Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre.
Coholan also gives anti-bullying awareness presentations to local high schools on the topics of discrimination, intimidation and homophobia.
Dalhousie's Chantelle Robbertse (Burlinton, Ont.) was named Subway athlete of the meet on the women's side. She claimed gold in the women's long jump and the women's pentathlon.
Chas Smith (Warwick, Bermuda), also from the Tigers, earned Subway athlete of the meet honours on the men's side. He earned gold in men's long jump and men's triple jump and bronze in the men's high jump.
Head coach of the Dalhousie Tigers teams, Rich Lehman, earned AUS coach of the year honours on both the men's and women's side.
Complete results from this weekend's championships can be found on the AUS website at atlanticuniversitysport.com/sports/wtrack/2014-15/files/aus_champs_2015_complete_results.pdf.