The Blues shine at the provincial championships

The Blues shine at the provincial championships

With a team reduced by more than half considering a shortened season, but also because several members have been affected by the covid, the Carabins d’athlétisme have demonstrated all their abilities to rise among the best in the RSEQ conference.

This is how the Blues won the third place in team scoring, with a result of 98 points for the men’s team and 88 points for the women’s team. Our student-athletes have won a total of 20 medals during this Provincial Championship, including 4 gold, 3 silver and 13 bronze. Here are the highlights of this competition rich in emotions and twists!

The gold medalists

The recruit Guilhem Hermet continues to make a splash and becomes provincial champion in the long jump with a jump of 7m20, in addition to winning the triple jump event with a jump of 15m11 (RP).

Long jump: Guilhem Hermet (Gold) and Romain Fernandez (Bronze) Photo credit: Yves Longpré

Despite a major injury, Sabrina Rimouche know how to draw on its resources and impose itself on the 1st place high jump (1m55). She becomes the first Carabin provincial champion of the test.

High jump: Sabrina Rimouche (Gold) Photo credit: Yves Longpré

The 4x400m relay, made up of Nicolas Ippet, William Payette, Antoine Faucher and Azer Khelifagave us a masterful performance by winning gold with a time of 3:21.42, which put them in the 4th in the U Sports rankings. Just like Guilhem and Sabrina, their victory automatically qualifies them for National College Championshipstaking place in Saint John next week!

Relay 4x400m Gold (Photo credit: Yves Longpré)

The silver medalists

At 1000m, Louis-Olivier Brassard narrowly missed the gold. His time of 2:32.99 earned him the second placea few tenths off the winner (2:32.56),

1000m: Louis-Olivier Brassard (Gold) Photo credit Yves Longpré

At 3000m, Myriam Poirier takes the second step of the podium with a time of 9:56.04 (RP). Finally, the women’s 4x800m relay team, made up of Myriam Poirier, Claudelle Prevost-Cormier, Nina-Carla Gunther and Juliane Royalwin money with a time of 10:05.43.

The bronze medalists

In an extremely tight race, Azer Khelifa win the bronze medal with a time of 1’20.40; the gold is missing by only (hold on) 11 hundredths of a second! At 60m, Elodie Baulu get on the third step of the podium with a phenomenal time of 7.63 (RP). She then leads the women’s 4x200m relay team, made up of Andrée-Anne Racine-Prud’homme, Megane Laberge and Laurence Lanctotto one bronze medal and an U Sports qualifying, with a time of 1:43.88. Same scenario for the women’s 4x400m, made up of Claudelle Prevost-Cormier, Megane Laberge, Laurence Lanctot and Andrée-Anne Racine-Prud’hommewho qualified for U Sports with a time of 4:01.40.

4x200m Andrée-Anne Racine-Prud’homme, Mégane Laberge and Laurence Lanctôt (bronze) Photo credit: Yves Longpré

On his side, Myriam Poirier adds two more medals to his collection with a 3rd position in the 1000m in 2:54.34 and in the 1500m in 4:37.38 (RP).

In competitive exams, Romain Fernandez win the bronze in the high jump and the long jump, with jumps of 1m70 and 6m57 while Frederic Hanna ended 3rd in the triple jump with a jump of 14m40. The veteran Genevieve Cardella-Rinfret win the bronze in the pentathlon with 2557 points. Finally, special mention to our recruit Mathis Laganierewho climbs on the third step of the podium in the 60m hurdles in 9.08!

The Carabins will go to St. John’s next weekend for Canadian U-Sports Championships.

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