Athletes trek to podium to collect medals, titles

March 18, 2004, vol. 29, no. 6



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Several SFU athletic teams celebrated their March 6-7 weekends with trips to the podium after claiming national titles and near titles in their fields.

Both men's and women's swimming and diving teams took home National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes (NAIA) national championships from Lawrence, Kansas.

It was the women's fifth straight title and the sixth in seven years for the men. Coach Liam Donnelly was named coach of the year for the women's team performance.

The teams were such a dominant force that, for the first time in the association's history, the outstanding performer awards were shared by five Clan swimmers, while both outstanding diver of the year awards went to Clan divers.

Meanwhile, on the wrestling mat, the women's team won its second straight Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) title in St. Catharine's, Ontario, earning five medals among the seven weight classes, including three gold.

The men's team finished second with a pair of gold medal performances. Coach Mike Jones was named women's coach of the year. Finally, the Clan women's track team took second at the NAIA national indoor championships in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Middle distance runner Julia Howard won two races, setting an NAIA record with her gold medal time in the 1,000-metre race. Howard was also named NAIA outstanding female athlete.

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