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Trent Fall Wrap up

The 2003 fall semester was a success for the Trent Excalibur. In September, freshman Lee Appleby finished an impressive 6th place at the Waterloo X-Country Invitational. Jessica Madder swam to 4 gold medals and 4 meet records at the Ryerson Invitational. Madder established new records in the 50m, and 100m backstroke, as well as the 100m breaststroke and the 200m medley relay. Trent rowing flexed its muscles at the Head of the Rideau, in Ottawa, as 38 of the 40 athletes returned home with medals. With September winding down, the women's volleyball team finished it's preseason undefeated, and showed promise for a successful season in the OCAA.

October saw the continued development of Trent rowing, as Pete Van Rooijen capped off an undefeated season with a gold medal in the men's heavyweight single at the OUA championships. Pete was also named the OUA Athlete of the Week for October 6. The women's heavyweight 8 finished in 2nd place at the OUA championships, meanwhile head coach Carol Love was named the Men's OUA Coach of the Year. The men's rugby team battled through adversity all season, as a number of OUA all-stars missed large parts of the season with injuries. Flyhalf Mike Simmons was named to the OUA's first team all-star team. The women's rugby season saw a very young team with loads of potential narrowly miss out on a quarterfinal playoff win against the Laurier Golden Hawks. Fullback Betty Mukendi, and flanker Catherine Buckham were named to the OUA all-star team. Both the men and women's soccer teams had unlucky seasons, as 9 of the men's contests were decided by 2 goals or less.

November started off with a bang as Rob Park won a silver medal in the men's lightweight single at the Canadian University Rowing Championships, in Victoria, BC. Van Rooijen added a bronze in the men's heavyweight single. Both Park and Van Rooijen then teamed up to help Trent earn a bronze medal in a tight finish in the men's heavyweight 8. In X-Country action Stephen Hart finished in 56th place at the CIS championships in Moncton, New Brunswick. Rene St. Germain was named OCAA Athlete of the Week, for November 17, as she established a new record for 11 service aces in a volleyball match. The Excalibur volleyball team will enter the 2nd half of the season in 4th place in the East division with a record of 3-3. Trent swimming continues to make waves as both Alex Babaris and Scott Farrow qualified for the short course Senior Nationals. Babaris finishes 8th in the 100m fly, in a time of 55.31. Trent fencer and OUA all-star Sheena Mckay is 1 of 18 athletes honoured at the "Chatelaine Women of Influence Luncheon Series". McKay was also among 54 Academic All-Canadians honored at Trent for the 2002-2003 season.

Athletic Director Bill Byrick has been pleased with the development of the varsity program. "It was a semester full of success, both on and off the field. We are delighted with the leadership our coaches have provided, and we are especially impressed with the number of students who have excelled academically while playing a varsity sport. We pride ourselves in offering a balance of academics and athletics, with a focus on excellence in both. Trent looks to build upon these successes both next semester and in the future, as we lay plans for the future development of our athletic facilities."

Photo: Trent Women's Eight: Left to Right: Lauren Chenier, Marie Laforme, Kristi Benesko, Lene Dover, Candive Harding-Calder, Julianna Stonehouse, Alicia Unrau, Kaitlyn Byrick, Jackie Graff (Coxswain), Carol Love (coach)

Posted December 15, 2003

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