A small but determined group of St. Mary’s athletes put their best foot forward at the ACAC XC Running Championships at Red Deer College on Saturday, October 28. The team, which has been depleted by injury and illness this season came together and had a strong showing at Provincials. Rebecca Johnson led the women’s team [...]
Lightning Recap - Sept 25th to Oct 1st. This past week saw all of our St. Mary’s University Lightning teams suit up for action in what proved to be quite a busy week for all of the athletes. Around the Court Women’s Basketball had their first taste of action this season, travelling down to the [...]
It hasn’t taken St. Mary’s Lightning Cross-Country runner Rebecca Johnson long to establish herself as an athlete to watch this season.
Lightning Cross-Country teams continue to improve On Saturday, September 16, the St. Mary’s University Lightning Cross-Country teams stepped onto the course again to compete in the second Grand Prix of the ACAC season - The Jordan Fish Cross Country Open cohosted by SAIT and St. Mary’s. The event, held at Confederation Park, was quite challenging [...]
New Faces lead the way for Lightning Cross Country Program The St. Mary's Lightning athletics year has begun with Cross Country hitting the course for the first ACAC Grand Prix of the year on Saturday Sept 9th. Thirteen of our student athletes travelled up to Edmonton to compete in the Concordia hosted race at Goldstick [...]
Lightning Athletics add Indoor Track The St. Mary’s University Lightning program continues to expand as the Lightning are pleased to announce that the application to submit an indoor track team into the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) has been accepted. Slated to start competing in the 2018 season, the Lightning Indoor track team will begin [...]
Karan Matusin and MJ Ritchie are the 2016/17 St. Mary’s Lightning Male and Female Athletes of the year. The two athletes were honoured at the St. Mary’s Lightning Annual Awards Banquet on April 6 at McGivney Hall on the St. Mary’s Campus. Each year, the awards are handed out to the athletes who best exemplify [...]
In his first year of running for the St. Mary’s Lightning cross-country team, Karan Matusin has emerged as one of the strongest members of the team in both cross-country and indoor track, and while his motivation for competing may have changed, his impact on the program will leave a lasting legacy.
Another season of Lightning athletics has come to an end, marking the perfect time to look back and reflect on, and celebrate the accomplishments of our student-athletes at St. Mary’s. “To compete at the post-secondary level at any sport is among one of the most challenging things to do and why only a [...]
Randi Thiessen is a team leader. Not only was Randi one of the top performing cross country athletes for St. Mary’s the past two years, having placed 35th at the Provincial Cross-Country Championships in Grand Prairie, she was also a driving force behind getting the cross-country program started.