Austin Cole is the Sherlock Holmes Athlete of the Week

    By Connor Hood on March 12, 2018

    After another dominant weekend on the track, this time at the 2018 U SPORTS Championship at Windsor, sophomore Golden Bears sprinter Austin Cole is the Sherlock Holmes Athlete of the Week. This is also the second time in three weeks Cole has been named the University of Alberta's Athlete of the Week. 

    After tearing up the Canada West championships in Winnipeg with a three gold medal, record-setting performance, Cole followed that up with three national gold medals, while setting a new U SPORTS record in the men's 300 meter dash. 

    Cole began his remarkable weekend with the record-setting performance on Friday, breaking a 19-year old record in the men's 300m, surpassing the old record of 33.40 with a time of 33.37 seconds. Cole's time also set a new Dennis Fairall Fieldhouse record, and was his third time this season breaking the Bears program record, after he also set a new Canada West Championship record two weeks ago at 33.74. 

    On the final day, Cole added another two gold medals, one in the 4x200m relay, and another in the 4x400m relay, before being named one of two co-Athletes of the Meet. Thanks to Cole's efforts, the Bears earned a national team silver medal, their best finish at the national championship since winning in 2001, and first team medal since earning a bronze in 2006.