Langille wins 200 metre sprint at U.S. meet in personal best time

Jill Langille of Windsor Junction. (UNB Photo)

WINDSOR JUNCTION: A track and field athlete from Windsor Junction has etched her name into her university track teams history books with a win south of the border.

Jill Langille, who competes for the UNB Reds track and field team, was one of several members of the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) squad in Boston on the weekend at the 2023 Sharon Colyear-Danvile season opener.

That’s a large meet featuring track and field talent from across the NCAA.

Langille won the women’s 200-metre sprint, beating a strong field, in a personal best time of 25.15 seconds.

“It’s super exciting to continue to progress in the sport and get exciting outcomes like what I did at this meet,” said Langille. “I’m very excited to see what the rest of the season will be like and and grateful to have opportunities to go and compete at events like the meet in Boston.”

Only four in the field of 26 ran under 26 seconds.


That result makes Langille the first UNB student-athlete to win an event at Colyear-Danvile meet. Her time was the second fastest in UNB track and field history.

“It adds to the excitement being the first UNB women to win an event and a cool feeling,” Langille told The Laker News on Dec. 6. “I’m pleased with my results as my hard work throughout the summer and at practice is paying off.”

She also took second place in the women’s 60-metres, breaking her own UNB record with a time of 7.66 seconds.

 Langille was just 7/100ths of a second behind the winner.

“Jillian has had and exciting start to her season, breaking her own 60-metre school record three times in two meets,” said UNB head coach Chris Belof. “Her progress this season has been impressive.

“Jill’s leadership within our women’s program has been a key part of the team’s progress for this season.”


Langille is currently the top-ranked women’s 60-metre runner in Atlantic University Sport and ranked fifth in U SPORTS.

She credited her UNB Reds team for helping her succeed.

“My teammates, coaches and support staff have played a big part in my training and performances,” she said. “I appreciate their help, motivation, and encouragement they’ve shown me.”

UNB’s Shelby MacIsaac ran 13th in the preliminaries for the 60-metres.

In the women’s 300-metres, MacIsaac ran to an eighth-place finish.

The next event on the AUS track and field schedule is December 16 in Moncton.