Sports in brief: Jan. 13, 2010

Quinney signs with Argos

On Monday, Laurier alumnus Peter Quinney was signed by the Toronto Argonauts.

Quinney played fullback for the Golden Hawks’ football team for five seasons before finishing his university career this past fall.

The Belleville native finished his career as a Golden Hawk with 197 rushing yards, 604 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

Quinney was drafted in the fifth round of last year’s CFL draft by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers but failed to make the team out of training camp and returned to Laurier to play out his final year of eligibility.

Basketball teams continue up and down seasons

Over the weekend the Golden Hawks’ basketball teams, both sporting 3-5 records, went on the road to play the Guelph Gryphons and the Western Mustangs for their first contests of 2010.

Both squads came out on top against the Gryphons but lost to the Mustangs. The teams return home this weekend to face off against the Lakehead Thunderwolves.

Middle distance team kicks off season in Toronto

The Laurier middle distance track team had its inaugural meet this past weekend, competing in the 2010 Nike Sharon Anderson Memorial Track Meet hosted by the University of Toronto.

First-year Sohaib Ikram had the strongest outing for the Hawks, finishing 10th in the 1500 metres and setting a school record with a time of 4:04.08.