Campus Life

Steacy golden, Murray wins silver

Heather Steacy lived up to the hype and easily won her fourth Canada West gold medal in weight throw, while Kyle Murray claimed silver in the 300m sprint as the duo competed in the Canada West Track and Field Championship meet this past weekend.

Steacy set a new Canada West record in weight throw, tossing 19.89 metres to easily surpass the 19.02m mark established by former Pronghorns thrower, Kate Forbes, six years previous. In fact, Steacy bettered 19.02m on every one of her qualifying throws. For her efforts, she was named Outstanding Female Performance and a Canada West first-team all-star.

Murray blazed to a time of 34.68 seconds and won silver in the 300-metre race. He earned a second team all-star nod and will join Steacy in Sherbrooke, Que., Mar. 10-12 at the CIS Track and Field Championship meet.

Meanwhile, the Horns swim team sent eight members to the CIS Championship meet in Calgary this past weekend and had a number of solid performances.

Jessica Kelly led the way for the Horns as she qualified for finals and scored points in all of her four events, highlighted by a sixth-place finish in the 100-metre butterfly event. Kelly also won two 'B' finals, finishing ninth overall in both, while her time in the 100m backstroke 'B' final would have placed her sixth in the 'A' final. Kelly also set four new school records, breaking her own mark in the 100m fly, and setting new records in the 50- and 100-metre backstroke, as well as the 100-metre freestyl e.

On the men's side, Ryan Thornley was the lone individual male to score points with a 10th place finish in the 50-metre butterfly. Thornley also set a new school record in the 50-metre backstroke.