Teammates Battle At Red & Black Open

(PHOTO: UNB Athletics)
(PHOTO: UNB Athletics)

(SAINT JOHN, NB) Battles between teammates highlighted the first meet of the 2022-23 university track and field season.

Kalevi Karhi edged UNB REDS teammate Hayden McKinnon by 14/100ths of a second to win the men's 600 metres at UNB's Red & Black Open, at the Irving Oil Fieldhouse, in Saint John, on the weekend.

Karhi won in a time of 1:26.41 while McKinnon ran 1:26.55.

In the men's shot put, UNB's Liam Turgeon outduelled teammate Christopher Grant.

Turgeon's put of 13.44 metres bested Grant's 11.09.

Teams from l'Université de Moncton, UPEI, Cape Breton and STFX also took part.

Other REDS highlights included William Watt winning the men's 1000 metres, Oliver Arnfast recording a second place finish in the men's 60 metres and third in the men's long jump.

In the men's 300 metres, UNB's Ethan Wilkie ran to a second place finish, just 13/100ths of a second back of the winner.

"We saw some impressive opening marks this weekend," said REDS head coach Chris Belof. "They'll all be highly ranked on the U SPORTS early season list."

Next up for the REDS, or at least some of the REDS, the Collier Open, at Boston University, on December 2ndand 3rd.

Atlantic University Sport teams will gather for the Moncton Open, in Moncton, in mid-January.

UNB will host the 2023 Atlantic University Sport Championships, at the Irving Oil Fieldhouse, February 24thand 25th.