IT’S TIMES LIKE THIS I’M GLAD I GOT MY GREEN BADGE.
A member of Western’s swimming team puts the time-tested
front crawl to good use last weekend at the OUA Championships
Treading water in the Ottawa pool, the Western Mustangs swallowed
a silver and bronze by the men and women respectively. This added
to the already large collection of medals the swimming team has
acquired for the 2003/04 season.
Two Ontario University Athletics records were set by Mustang
swimmer Brad Vanderkam in the 50 metre butterfly with a time
of 24.83, and the 100 metre butterfly at 53.89. The men’s 4x50 metre
freestyle relay team established the competition record in this
new event with a time of 1:31.90.
In a close competition in Waterloo this past weekend, the Western
Mustangs were defeated by the Queen’s Golden Gaels with
a score of 91-90. The Mustangs, who were the two-time defending
champions, were forced to settle for the silver medal.
In a double-header against the Thunderwolves this weekend, the
Mustangs’ men’s basketball team was able to defeat
Lakehead in the first round.
Second-year forward Daron Leonard scored 29 points in Friday’s
78-69 victory. Co-captain Adam Peaker added to his stellar season
with 26 points. Unfortunately, Peaker was injured late in Friday’s
game and Leonard sprained his ankle four minutes into play in Saturday’s
The Mustangs were unable to score another victory the second time
around. Lakehead beat Western 89-79 on Saturday. James Harrison
and Adam Ruickbie scored 21 and 20 points respectively for Western
in the losing effort.
TRACK AND FIELD
Both the Western men and women finished second behind Windsor at
the Windsor Team Challenge on Saturday. Marni Lee was named Athlete
of the Meet for her victories in the 600 metre, 4x200 metre and
4x800 metre relays.
Jackie Bonisteel won a gold in the 1,500 metre. Alanna Boudreau
took a gold in the pentathlon, and the women’s 4x800 metre
and 4x200 metre brought in gold medals for Western as well.
In the 60 metre, with an automatic Canadian Interuniversity Sport
qualifying time of 6.9, Randy McAuley captured a gold medal. Christian
Heffernan finished first in the 300 metre, and the men’s
4x200 meter also took a first place victory.