March 26, 2008
Photo : Dave McLellan
BBA student David Pedneault took the gold medal in the 60-metre dash at the Quebec indoor track and field championships.
After medalling in each of the winter meets – two gold, two silver and two bronze – he finished the season with a thrilling victory. “The preliminary was pretty easy (6.93 seconds), but the crowd was really up on their feet in the final, because I lost my footing on my third stride. I had to make up about two metres to finish in first place by a few thousands of a second,” he explains.
The Quebec champion will soon be winging his way to Guadeloupe, to compete in the 100-metre dash from March 29 to April 5. Then, from May 4 to June 1, he will be running in 100- and 200-metre events in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
David has been competing in track and field for 11 years now, and trains at the Centre national multisport Claude-Robillard. He is also a member of the Saint-Laurent Sélect track and field club, where he has been training since April 2007 with Daniel Saint-Hilaire, a renowned sprint coach, and Albert Benhaïm, a well-known kinesiologist and fitness conditioning expert.
Photo : Nicolas Tayaout