Sports In Brief

Alumna medals at Paralympics

Stephanie Reid, ArtSci ’04, won a bronze medal in track at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing on September 9, beating out an American athlete in the 200m T44 final with a time of 28.85 seconds. The time was just under a second faster than her previous personal best.

Reid lost her leg below the knee at age 16. Before her injury, she played a wide range of sports, including volleyball, basketball, rugby, cross-country and swimming. She received a full academic scholarship to come to Queen’s.

At Queen’s, she developed an interest in track and field, learning the sport from assistant coach Wayne Bulak, who is in his 10th year as the sprints and hurdles coach with the Gaels.

Reid has competed in a smattering of world and national championships, but this was her first Paralympic competition.

—Amrit Ahluwalia

Baseball splits double-headers

The men’s baseball team won two of four games on their weekend road trip. On Saturday, they fell 6-4 to the league-leading St. Clair College Saints in the first game of a double-header and then lost the second game 4-3. Todd Larson collected three hits and four runs batted in from his six at-bats against the Saints. On Sunday, the Gaels beat the York Lions 6-3 and 5-1. Graham Fulton starred for Queen’s in the first game, collecting two doubles and a single in four at-bats. In the second game, Cal McGarvey smacked a double and a triple in three at-bats and came around to score both times, while Dan Bevan pitched six scoreless innings to pick up the win. After 16 games, the Gaels are 7-9 and sit in third place in the Ontario division of the Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association.

—Andrew Bucholtz

Forbes strikes twice for men’s golf

Men’s golfer Patrick Forbes turned in two outstanding performances over the last week, firing a 70 to take the individual title at the Queen’s Invitational on Sept. 22 and shooting a 71 Thursday at the Western Invitational to finish in a three-way tie for first. Forbes’ results combined with a 75 from Sean Lackey, a 78 from Mike Hossack and an 81 from Alex Forbes to give the team a total score of 304 at the Queen’s Invitational, third-best among the seven teams involved. On Thursday, Hossack and Taylor Henderson both shot 79 and Lackey fired an 80, giving Queen’s a total score of 309, good for fourth place out of eight teams.

—Andrew Bucholtz

Women’s golf finishes second

The women’s golf team took second place out of seven teams at the Western Invitational Thursday. Kate Burnett shot an 82, good enough for fourth place in the individual standings, and Casey Ward finished sixth overall with an 83. Megan Zalewski shot a 92 and Hailey Ingleson shot a 94. The top three scores were combined, giving Queen’s a team score of 256. The Gaels finished 16 strokes behind the tournament champion Western Mustangs.

—Andrew Bucholtz

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