Myatt leads AUS shot put throwers, Crustacea swimmers set records
Geoff Myatt of Sydney, a freshman at Dalhousie University, led all Atlantic University Sport throwers in shot put at the 15th annual McGill Team Challenge Track and Field Meet recently held in Montreal. Myatt finished in fourth place, while achieving a personal best throw of 13.92 metres with a 16pound shot.
Readers may remember Myatt from last summer. He won gold and threw a personal best 49.41 metres in the men’s discus at the 2009 Canada Games in Prince Edward Island, besting the second-place finisher by more than two metres. He was then named Sport Nova Scotia’s male individual athlete of the month for August.
• Two members of the Cape Breton Crawling Crustacea master’s swim team set new provincial records at a meet hosted by the Pictou Ancient Mariner’s master’s club. Julie Curwin of Sydney set a new record in the women’s 45-49 age category by swimming the 200metre breaststroke in a time of three minutes, 20 seconds. Peter Poulos of North Sydney, who set a new benchmark in the men’s 50-54 age category, just nipped the old 200metre freestyle record with a time of 2:24.23.
The club had 17 members competing in the event, the largest single group from any club in attendance. Some of the Crawling Crustacea will be heading to Halifax in a couple of weeks to represent the island in the next provincial meet.
• Hershey Bears centre Keith Aucoin came close to tying a record co-held by a pair of former Cape Breton Oilers. Aucoin, recently named the American Hockey League’s player of the month for January, had a 16-game point streak and a 16-game assist streak heading into Wednesday’s tilt against the Norfolk Admirals. He was one assist shy of tying the record of 17 helpers held by both Shaun Van Allen in the 1992-93 season and Peter White in 1993-94. However, both Aucoin’s points and assists streaks were halted Wednesday when he failed to get on the scoresheet.
• We whined, complained and stamped our feet for weeks in
and finally the voters listened (at least we want to take credit for it anyway).
After weeks of the Cape Breton University Capers women’s basketball team being overlooked in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport top 10 weekly rankings, the Capers are finally getting the credit they deserve. The Capers (who lost their first game of the season Friday and now boast a record of 15-1) are in the No. 4 spot, up from No. 5 from last week. CBU has finally passed the Saskatchewan Huskies, who currently sport a ho-hum 10-6 record. The Huskies dropped from No. 4 to No. 5 this week.
There was very little change in the first time a father and son from Riverview have participated in the popular New Waterford hoops tourney.
• We have another Cape Breton connection headed to the upcoming Olympic Games in Vancouver. Debbie MacRury emailed us about her brother, Ron MacLean (no, not that Ron MacLean), a former Sydney resident. He’ll be working in the athletes village with the RCMP as part of the security detail.
is still looking for any other Cape Breton connections with the Winter Olympics in British Columbia, Feb. 12-28.
Of interest are athletes, volunteers and workers at the Olympics with a Cape Breton connection.
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