My­att leads AUS shot put throw­ers, Crus­tacea swim­mers set records

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

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.

Email us at sports@cb­ or con­tact manag­ing ed­i­tor Fred Jack­son at fjack­son@cb­ at 5633843.

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