Bathurst native shatters three shot put records

A Bathurst native has set three provincial records and is ranked fourth in men's shot put heading into this weekend's University Sports National Championship in Edmonton, Alberta.

Jonathan Gionet broke the event record, provincial record and UNB team record with a 16.76 metre throw at the Subway Atlantic University Sport Track and Field Championships in Moncton last month.

His performance has also qualified him for the International Francophone Games in Ivory Coast this summer.

Gionet is a 2012 ESN graduate and studies family violence issues at UNB.

(with files from the Northern Light)