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Goslett sets new AUS record at track & field championships

Photo courtesy of James West
Photo courtesy of James West

(SAINT JOHN, NB) The Dalhousie Tigers lead the women's and men's teams standings after day one of competition at the 2023 Subway Atlantic University Sport Track and Field Championships. 

The event is being held at the Irving Oil Field House, in Saint John, NB. 

The host UNB REDS celebrated a 1-2 finish in the women's 300-metres, with Shelby MacIsaac beating teammate Jillian Langille to the finish line by less than 2/10ths of a second. 

Dal's Carly Birrell won the women's 1000-metres, while Allie Sandluck, of STFX, won the women's 3000-metres. 

"I put a lot of hard work in, so it feels awesome," said Sandluck. "It's about being patient. 15 laps is a long race, so I tried not to go out too quick and then mentally tough it out." 

Dal's Dan Lord won the men's 300-metres, beating Tigers teammate Zach James by 4/10ths of a second. 

The Tigers' Aidan Goslett established a new AUS record in winning the men's 1000-metres. He beat UNB's Mitchell Kean and Jared Howse to the line. 

Saint Mary's Andrew Peverill also set a new AUS record in winning the men's 3000-metres. Peverill took more than six seconds off the previous record, set in 2019. 

In the women's 60-metre hurdles, Moncton's Caroline Gagnon beat Dal's Lorena Heubach to the line, by 18/100ths of a second while MacIsaac was third. 

Moncton's Max Mazerolle won the men's 60-metre hurdles, beating teammate Guillaume Basque and Cape Breton's Balwinder Singh Sethi. 

UNB won the women's 4-by-200-metre relay, beating the UPEI Panthers and Dal, while the Tigers won the men's 4-by-200, beating Saint Mary's and UPEI. 

In an exciting men's 4-by-800-metre relay, Dal won gold while the REDS earned silver. 

Both teams smashed a 38-year-old record. The Tigers shaved 14 second off the old mark, set in 1985, while the REDS beat it by more than 13 seconds. 

The Tigers won the women's 4-by-800, beating the X-Women and the REDS. 

On the field, UNB's Lexie Shannon jumped to a new AUS record and the gold medal in the women's triple jump. 

Shannon beat Dal's Kayli Friesen with a jump of 12.05 metres. 

Dal swept the medal podium in the women's high jump. 

Amelia Reid cleared 1.56 metres to beat teammates Georgia Scott and Kiersten Hicks. 

"It feels very good," said Reid. "I'm excited by and very happy with my performance." 

"A bad jump is when I'm trying to think too much about different cues and what to execute, but today, I just focused on running at the bar and getting in the air." 

Moncton's Samuel Bourque won the men's shot put, beating Dal's Andre Hendricks and UNB's Liam Turgeon. 

Dante Isadore, of the Saint Mary's Huskies, is the men's long jump champ. He jumped 6.76 metres to beat Dal's Skeets Greene and Nick Beaulieu. 

Heubach won the women's shot put with a put of 12.28 metres, better than teammate Chelsea MacIsaac and Moncton's Kyla Hughes. 

Memorial's Shae Ledevehat won the women's pentathlon, scoring 3502 points to beat Dal teammates Abbi Gaudry, who took the silver medal, and bronze medallist Amanda Black. 

"I think Lexie's performance, obviously, was very exciting and the men's 4-by-8, but there was a lot of PBs and personal records across the board," said REDS head coach Chris Belof. "The fact we're in the position we are, on both the women's and men's side, is really exciting too. Going into day two, we're pleased." 

The conference championships conclude Saturday, with competition beginning at 9:00am.  

Women's Team Standings  

1 Dalhousie 100 
2 UNB 55 
3 STFX 31 
4 Moncton 25 
5 Memorial 14 
6 UPEI 8 
7t Saint Mary's 6 
7t Cape Breton 6 
9 Acadia 1  

Men's Team Standings  

1 Dalhousie 65 
2 Saint Mary's 35
3 UNB 33 
4 Moncton 23 
5 STFX 11 
6 Cape Breton 10 
7 Memorial 8 
8 UPEI 6  

RECAP BY: Andy Campbell/UNB Athletics 

PHOTOS BY: James West/for UNB Athletics 


The Tigers track and field teams are off to a great start on day one of the 2023 Suway AUS Track and Field Championships, hosted by the University of New Brunswick at the Irving Oil Field House in Saint John, New Brunswick.

In the field events, Lorena Heubach won gold in the women's shot put with a new Dalhousie record of 12.28m. Chelsea MacIsaac took home the silver. Amelia Reid led a podium sweep of the women's high jump with Georgia Scott and Kiersten Hicks earning silver and bronze medals, respectively.

On the track, Abbi Gaudry took top spot in the 60m hurdles of the pentathlon with Amanda Black earning third. Carley Birrell and Aidan Goslett won their respective 1000m events, with Goslett setting new Dalhousie and AUS records with his time of 2:23.07. Chloe Richardson won the women's 300m race, as did Dan Lord in the men's 300m. He was followed close behind by Zach James who earned the silver medal.

The 4x200m relay team of Matthew Aftanas, Dan Lord, Lachlan Greechan and Braden Gray took home gold as did both the men's and women's 4x800m relay teams. Birrell was joined by Chloe Richardson, Sofia Day and Catherine Kennedy in the women's race to earn her second gold of the day while Goslett anchored the men's team of Zach James, Dylan Popejoy and Daniel Rosen to secure his second first-place finish of the day.

At the end of day one, the Tigers are leading in the men's and women's team scores.

The action continues Saturday morning at 9:00am.


Lorena Heubach - shot put NEW DAL RECORD
Amelia Reid - high jump
Carley Birrell - 1000m
Aidan Goslett - 1000m NEW DAL & AUS RECORD
Dan Lord - 300m
Men's 4x200m relay (Matthew Aftanas, Dan Lord, Lachlan Greechan & Braden Gray)
Women's 4x800m relay (Chloe Richardson, Carley Birrell, Sofia Day & Catherine Kennedy) NEW AUS RECORD
Men's 4x800m relay (Zach James, Dylan Popejoy, Daniel Rosen & Aidan GoslettNEW AUS RECORD

Chelsea MacIsaac - shot put
Lorena Heubach - 60m hurdles
Georgia Scott - high jump
Kayli Friesen-Weir - triple jump
Zach James - 300m
Skeets Greene - long jump
Andre Hendricks - shot put
Abbi Gaudry - pentathlon

Kiersten Hicks - high jump
Chloe Richardson - 300m
Lauren Lowther - 3000m
Hannah McGean - triple jump
Nicolas Beaulieu - long jump
Amanda Black - pentathlon
Women's 4x200m relay (Teigan Schentrup, Lynn Shepard, Anika Natasiuk & Aaliyah Arab-Smith)