Dalhousie Tigers track and field head coach Rich Lehman is pleased to announce the commitment of Nicolas Beaulieu for the 2019-20 season.
Beaulieu, a Bedford N.S. native is an outstanding competitor both in the classroom and on the track. A member of the Nova Scotia-Nunavut Legion team last year, he won silver in the 100m event, a bronze medal in the 200m and a long jump bronze medal at the 2018 championship.
As a member of team Nova Scotia, Beaulieu won gold at in the long jump and silver in the 200m at the 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie. Over his four years as a member of Nova Scotia’s Jeux de l’Acadie team, Beaulieu accumulated four gold, four silver and one bronze medal.
The 2018 Athletics Nova Scotia Youth Male Athlete of the Year also earned the 2018 Atlantic U23 Outstanding Performer Award and named the Chebucto Athletics youth male athlete of the year in 2017 and 2018.
“Dalhousie shows Canada the strength of track and field in Nova Scotia,” says Beaulieu. “As a part of this province’s athletics community, I’ve been inspired by the Tigers and I am excited to run and jump for them alongside athletes that have inspired me and for coaches that have always supported me.”
In the classroom, Beaulieu earned the 2018 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education. He is a school champion in six Waterloo University mathematics competitions and earned l’Ecole Secondaire du Sommet academic achievement awards for physical education, social studies, arts and technology, and science. Beaulieu will be studying engineering while representing Dalhousie on the track.
“I had the opportunity to watch Nick at the 2018 Canadian Youth Championship,” says Lehman. “He is tremendously poised under pressure and rises to the level of the competition. He had one of the best meets I’ve seen from a Nova Scotian sprinter and came away with three national medals. He will be a great addition to what is already one of U SPORTS best sprint programs.”