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February 26, 2014

Sports in a Minute: Benoit, McGillivray together in Jacksonville

Benoit, McGillivray

in Jacksonville

It was an odd place to see long-time Boston Marathon director (and Feaster Five, too) Dave McGillivray and women’s road racing legend Joan Benoit out for a jog ... on a Jacksonville, Fla. highway.

But that’s exactly where they were — at the “26.2 for DONNA” this past Sunday, which benefited breast cancer and the Mayo Clinic.

Benoit did an appearance and McGillivray as a race consultant.

“Joanie was there doing an appearance,” said McGillivray. “I did a speaking gig the day before in Tampa at the Gasparilla Distance Classic and then flew to Jacksonville to ‘operationally audit’ this race – so I was running and working at the same time.”

Guess who won?

“It was a friendly tie,” said McGillivray of the 1:37 time they were clocked, “but only because Joanie was being nice and had sympathy for this old man.”

good news

for Merrimack hockey

This from Merrimack College reporter and alum, Mike McMahon: Merrimack recruit Brett Seney was named First Team All Prospect by the Ontario Junior Hockey League this week.

This is good news as Seney, a 1996-born forward, is slated to arrive at Merrimack in 2015. This season, in 49 games, Seney has 69 points for the Kingston Voyageurs.

On Seney, who is 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds, from the release:

The second year native of London, Ontario finished second on the Vees in scoring, posting 26 goals, 43 assists and 69 points in 49 games played this season. With his assist and point totals ranking 10th and 9th best in the entire league respectively, Seney would be named the OJHL Gongshow Gear North-East Conference Player-of-the-Month for December after recording 14 points in 8 games played.

Witnessed Canada’s passion

Utah Jazz scout and dad of 2013 Eagle-Tribune Boys Basketball Player of the year, Jeff Nelson, was in Toronto last week to see the Raptors play the Cavaliers.

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