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Whether in cross country or athletics, Jessy Lacourse excels as always with the Red and Gold of the University Laval. It has been proven once again last weekend in a room by eclipsing a mark 35-year-old at a major competition of the NCAA raced to Boston.
The runner from Quebec city has finished in 10th place in the 3000 m, but it is especially his time of 9 min 16.41 changes that has received attention because it was a provincial record in the civil.
The old mark of 9 min to 18.7 had been established by Lizanne Bussières.
“Since last year, I was aiming for, but this year, let’s say it was more attainable. I didn’t know that the record dated back 35 years, I learned it two days ago ! It is here that one realizes that it is still big to run at this time. I am optimistic for the future, ” said the specialist middle-distance placed third at the national level over this distance.
Lacourse has counted on the staunch support of his teammates and his teammates in the Red and Gold while it was in action
“I had a really of the world that encouraged me. It has made all the difference to this day. The team spirit has really had an effect on individual performance, ” assured the student in early childhood education and teaching elementary school.
En route to Winnipeg
Gold medalist in cross country last fall, Lacourse has strong ambitions in the 3000 m in preparation for the canadian championships in athletics which will be held from march 7 to 9, on the campus of the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.
An opponent of size, however, could get on his way.
“I’d like to make a podium. But this will not be easy, because there is a girl who makes his return on the university circuit and has participated in the olympic Games (Gabriela Stafford). She is 14 min 57 about 5000 m, which is 30 seconds faster than me when it is back on 3000 m. This will be a nice fight “, she stressed.
By then, the provincial championships scheduled for February 22 and 23 at McGill will be his warm-up since it is also already qualified for the 1500 m at the individual level.
3 Stars of Red and Gold
1. Jessy Lacourse
Athletics | Education at the preschool and primary education
It erased a record quebec old of 35 years at the Boston University Valentine Invitational. His time of 9 minutes 16 seconds and 41 hundredths of a second in the 3000 meters to qualify automatically for the Championship U Sports.
2. Joey Lussier
Athletics | Kinesiology
He won the event in the hammer throw on his last throw of the competition at the Boston University Valentine Invitational. His throw of 18 meters 71, the best result in the country this season, blew away her personal best.
3. Jessica Bunker
Soccer | Architecture
She picked up the impressive total of five goals and three assists in a victory one way of 9-1 in the Red and Gold on the Green & Gold of Sherbrooke last Sunday at stade TELUS-UL.
Performances worthy of mention
Basketball | Masters degree in chemistry
She led his to the chapter points this weekend, contributing to wins on Friday (19 points) at the PEPS and Saturday in Lennoxville (18) against the Gaiters. Laval is 13-0 this season.
Cross-country skiing | software Engineering
He helped the R’s and O’s to finish 4th in the relay 3×5 km classic at the Dartmouth Carnival in Hanover, New Hampshire, also getting the best result for the team in the 15 km skate, a 33rd place.
Volleyball | business Administration
In the two victories to sweep against Dalhousie in Halifax, this weekend, the striker has tallied 17 kills Friday before you proceed with 16 the next day, the peaks for the R and O still perfect this season.
Soccer | business Administration
He has participated in all goals of his own, getting a net and one assist in the 2-0 victory against Sherbrooke on Sunday, at Stade TELUS-UL.
Tennis | industrial Relations
He earned victories in singles (6-1, 6-1) and doubles (8-3 in the company of Gabriel Cardenas), helping Laval to win 7-0 on Concordia Saturday in Montreal.
– With the collaboration of Mathieu Tanguay