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100th Anniversary Edition

UNB Perspectives Alumni Edition | Vol. 14, AL3 | Summer 1988

Former student wins at Olympics, sets world record

ALUMNI NEWS MAGAZINE | 100th Anniversary Edition

Mark Lackie has become only the second Saint John athlete ever to capture a medal at the Winter Olympic Games. An alternate to the national men's 5000-metre relay team, he claimed a bronze medal in the demonstration sport of short-course speed skating this February. In May he set a world record in the 500-metre, short-track event with a finish more than a tenth of a second better than the mark set at the Winter Olympics in Calgary earlier this year.

Mr. Lackie has completed his second year of studies in the business administration program on the Saint John campus of UNB. He took the 1987-88 year off to devote all of his energies to skating. Next year he plans to resume academic studies in Montreal while he is at the training centre there. 

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