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Five medals for LU's women's indoor track team

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Jan 07, 2014 - 2:31 PM |
The Laurentian women's indoor track team earned five medals and 10 top-six performances when athletes started their season on the weekend at the University of Toronto's Sharon Anderson Open and the Guelph New Year's Opener.

At the Sharon Anderson meet, senior Adrienne Wilson won the 1500m with a fast kick, while breaking the OUA qualifying standard by more than 10 seconds. Also qualifying for the OUA's was Samantha Edwards, who placed fourth in the 1500m with a time of 4:53.95 and Ashley Huard, who placed fifth in the 60m with a time of 7.84.

Pentathlete Alicia Violin placed second in the shot put and fourth in both the 60m hurdles and long jump. She, along with Ashley Huard, Samantha Edwards, Michelle Kennedy and Lyndsay Greasley set personal bests in their events.

Two Laurentian athletes also competed at the Guelph New Year's Opener. Jackie Bray and Dani Gorrell placed first and second in the triple jump, with leaps of 10.39m and 10.02m respectively. Bray also placed seventh in the long jump with a distance of 4.54m.

The Voyageurs' next meet is in two weeks at the Fred Foot Invitational at the University of Toronto.

Laurentian results:
Adrienne Wilson
First, 1500m, 4:44.51 (OUA Standard)

Samantha Edwards
Fourth, 1500m, 4:53.95 (Indoor PB - OUA Standard)

Aashley Huard
Fifth, 60m, 7.86, 7.84 heats (PB- OUA Standard)

Alicia Violin
Second, Shot Put, 7.85 (PB)
Fourth, 60m Hurdles, 10.06, 9.66 heats (PB)
Fourth, Long Jump, 4.77m

Michelle Kennedy
Sixth, 1500m, 5:01.09 (PB)

Lyndsay Greasley
Third, 3000m, 11:16.73 (PB)

Jackie Bray
First, Triple Jump, 10.39m
Seventh, Long Jump, 4.54m

Dani Gorrell
Second, Triple Jump, 10.02m

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