Dalhousie Tigers claim men’s and women’s banners at Subway AUS Track and Field Championships in Moncton

Photo by Normand Leger
Photo by Normand Leger

(MONCTON, N.B.) – The Dalhousie Tigers claimed both the men's and women's championship banners at the 2016 Subway AUS Track and Field Championships hosted by the Université de Moncton at the CEPS Louis-J.-Robichaud gym on campus this weekend.

The Tigers' women's team finished with 183 points to claim their 27thconsecutive championship banner. The StFX X-Women team came in second with 91 points and the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds women's team claimed third with 57 points.

The Dalhousie men's squad earned 151 points and their 14th championship banner in 15 years.

The Tigers' 12-year streak was broken by the StFX X-Men in the 2013-14 season. But the Tigers have found themselves back on top again these past two seasons.

This year, the X-Men claimed second place with 95 points and the UNB Varsity Reds finished third with 72 points.

The host Aigles Bleus' women's team finished in fourth place, while their men's team finished fifth.

UNB's Grace Annear (Hampton, N.B.), a first-year engineering student in her fourth year of eligibility, was named female track athlete of the year. Dalhousie's Matthew Coolen, a first-year engineering student from Halifax, N.S., earned the honour on the men's side.

Fourth-year Dalhousie kinesiology student Sarah Taplin (Dartmouth, N.S.) earned female field athlete of the year honours, while Matthew Musoke, a third-year student-athlete from the Saint Mary's Huskies, was named male field athlete of the year.

AUS rookie of the year honours went to UNB's Victoria LeBlanc (Saint John, N.B.) on the women's side and Dalhousie's Mathew Coolen on the men's.

Dalhousie's Morgan Hawkes, a senior and academic all-Canadian from Fredericton, N.B., claimed this season's student-athlete community service award. A member of the Tigers' team has earned this honour every year since its inception in 2010-11. Prior to Hawkes' win this season, former Tigers standout Rebecca Haworth earned the honour five consecutive times from 2011 to 2015.

Stefen Savoy, a Moncton, N.B. native and third-year arts student from the St. Thomas Tommies, earned the male student-athlete community service award. His win marks the first time a member of a Tommies team has won this award since its inception.

StFX X-Women senior Bridget Brennan, an education student from Beechwood, N.B., was named Subway athlete of the meet on the women's side.

Dalhousie's Jacob Wing, a fifth-year engineering student in his fourth-year of eligibility from Halifax, N.S., earned Subway athlete of the meet honours on the men's side.

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 here.

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