Burlington, Ont. – Pierce Lepage has been named IG Wealth Management Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Male Athlete of the Week, powered by Planters, for the period ending February 24, 2019.
Male Athlete of the Week – Pierce Lepage (Toronto, Ont.) – 1st Year – York Lions
Competing in his first banner season event as part of the York Lions, Pierce Lepage put on a show in front of the hometown crowd, coming away as one of the true standouts across multiple events at the OUA Track and Field Championships in Toronto.
Altogether, Lepage earned a trio of gold medals for the red and white across the two-day event. Lepage started his weekend by smashing the competition in the 60m hurdles, winning in a time of 7.96 seconds. He continued his winning ways on Day 1 of the competition with another golden effort in the long jump, as he out-leapt his nearest competitor by 31cm with a 7.51m jump. Lepage completed his trio of gold medals with a first-place finish in the high jump, clearing the bar at 2.01m for the win. To round out his eventful weekend, the first-year Lion also competed in the shot put on Day 2 and finished in sixth-place with a throw of 13.49m.
Lepage may competing in his first year with the Lions track & field team, but he is a well-accomplished athlete internationally, having previously won the gold medal in the decathlon at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.