McGill finished second overall in the women’s events but the team was overshadowed by the individual success of second-year physiology major Sarah McCuaig, who led the way with four gold medals. Two individually, in the 1000m and 1500m, and two as part of a relay team, in the 4x400m and 4x800m.
“She had a terrific meet,” said Head Coach Dennis Barrett. “She looked really strong in the 1500m, which she ran on Saturday, and then came back really well, ran a 4×800 that night and then looked unbeatable again in the 1000m on Sunday. Four golds … pretty sweet.”
Louisa Lobigs, an exchange student from Australia, won the gold in the 3000m, while master’s student Stephanie Harris silvered in the weight-throw.
The men finished third out of five teams. Medical student Maxime Beaumont-Courteau won gold in the pole vault for the Redmen and Eric Ellemo rounded out McGill’s gold-total with a win in the 300m.
The team will travel to the University of Sherbrooke for CIS championships from March 10-12.