Volume 92, Issue 79

Wednesday, February 17, 1998


Wrestlers grapple with success

Everyone guns for the stampeding Mustangs

Skating past adversity



The Western fencing team's dream of a provincial title was foiled on the weekend in Kingston at the Ontario University Athletics championships.

At the Royal Military College hosted event, the highest the Mustangs could climb in division team performance was second place in the women's epee, men's epee and foil categories.

For the women, Adri Hewitt was the only team member to earn an individual medal with a golden performance over Katherine Durrell of McMaster in the epee division. Ottawa's Natasha Sultan took the sabre event while Katya Harchenko of Carleton captured the foil division.

For the men, Greg Millar capped a strong season with a silver medal in the epee battle losing only to David Brassard of RMC. Meanwhile, Paul Simms took individual third place honours in foil competition under a pair of Ottawa strikers.

Mark Peros of Ryerson won gold in the sabre category.

The George Tully Trophy for top performance in Ontario fencing went to Jean-Charles Gregoire of Ottawa, who finished second in both the foil and sabre divisions.

In the overall team standings, the Mustang men finished in third place with 45 points behind Ottawa (65) and Queen's (53). The women took fourth place honours (32) behind Ottawa (63), McMaster (47) and Carleton (34).


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