Track and field athletes Robin Bone and Taylor Stewart have been named the Western Mustangs Goodlife Fitness Athletes of the Week for Jan. 14-20.
Bone, a first-year Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies (BMOS) student, took first place in the pole vault with a vault of 3.92 m. The vault broke Tanya Krynen’s 10-year-old Western record by 22 cm and also moved the London native into first place in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS).
“Robin competed like an experienced veteran,” said Western head coach Vickie Croley. “I look forward to watching her continue to develop into one of the best vaulters ever in the CIS.”
Stewart, a second-year Social Science student, won two medals this past weekend at the Can Am Track Classic in Windsor, helping the Mustangs to 14 total medals. The London native won gold in the long jump, jumping 7.46 m to come only 2 cm off of the Western record set by Trevino Betty in 1994. Stewart was also part of the 4×200 m relay team that claimed the silver medal.
“Taylor began the 2013 season with a solid performance and showed that he may be in a class of his own in the CIS long jump event,” Croley said. “As one of the best event specialists in the CIS I have been impressed with his interest to contribute to the Western Mustangs as a relay member and in the 60 m. His unselfishness and commitment to team will serve him and the Mustangs very well.”