Purple Pipe: Mitch Vermue
DON’T HATE ME BECAUSE I’M
BEAUTIFUL. Purple Pipe winner Mitch Vermue gives his best
sultry pose with the help of the ubiquitous plumbing implement.
Mitch Vermue certainly has made the most of his
rookie season at Western, and that is why he is awarded the Purple
Pipe this week.
The high jumper has been a bright spot on Western’s track
and field team this year, with impressive results at the Ontario
University Athletics’ track meet at York University earlier
this month and the Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s championships
at the University of Windsor this past weekend.
Vermue set his personal best record at the OUA meet, leaping a
stellar 2.08 metres. Some questioned whether as a rookie he could
duplicate such an incredible performance. At the CIS meet, he proved
that the OUA results were no fluke, jumping 2.05m. All his jumps
up to 2.05, we’re cleared almost effortlessly on the first
attempt. He bowed out after a valiant effort on his third attempt
at 2.08m to place second in the event.
With such great performances in his first year on the team, Vermue
is clearly a huge asset for Western track. He’ll be a key
cog in the team for the coming seasons.