For the seventh time in 9 years, the Laval Rouge et Or males’s and ladies’s cross-country groups have claimed double gold on the Quebec XC Championships, which additionally function the RSEQ convention championships.
On Saturday in Rawdon, Que., the top-ranked Laval males received their twelfth consecutive RSEQ title, marking the longest present (sports activities) successful streak within the convention. Regardless of the absence of their chief, Jean-Simon Desgagnés, who’s presently competing for Canada on the 2023 Pan-American Video games in Santiago, Chile, his teammate, Philippe Morneau-Cartier, led the way in which for Laval, successful his second consecutive RSEQ particular person gold. Laval’s Jonathan Tedeschi adopted Morneau-Cartier, taking second place to assist the Rouge et Or seize the group title.
Thomas Laviolette of U of Montreal Carabins completed third within the males’s 8K race, with the #5 ranked Sherbrooke Vert et Or and McGill Redbirds taking silver and bronze within the group class.
Within the girls’s championship 8K, Laval positioned 5 runners within the prime 10, successful the RSEQ convention title by a landslide. Their prime runner, Catherine Beauchemin, received by almost 50 seconds over her Laval teammate, Jade Bérubé. Elisa Tripotin of UQAM Citadins earned bronze. This marks Laval’s third consecutive convention title within the girls’s race.
Guelph upsets Queen’s at OUA Championships
The Queen’s College males’s group seemed to finish a 34-year OUA title drought on Saturday afternoon in Waterloo, Ont. All the pieces appeared to align for the #2 ranked Gaels to win their first convention XC title since 1989, till their prime runner, Jude Wheeler-Dee, dropped out of the race with simply over a kilometre to go. Nicholas Bannon of Guelph, trailing Wheeler-Dee when he withdrew, received the boys’s 8K in 24:24, aiding the #6 ranked Gryphons in incomes their third OUA title within the final 4 years.
Regardless of Wheeler-Dee’s withdrawal, Queen’s nonetheless took silver, ending 21 factors behind Guelph. To the shock of many, the College of Toronto Varsity Blues clinched the bronze, successful their first OUA cross-country medal since 2006.
Within the girls’s race, the #2 ranked Western Mustangs have been the group to beat within the OUA this season. They solidified their energy on Saturday morning by successful the varsity’s first OUA girls’s title since 1998. The Mustangs claimed third to seventh positions to amass a low rating of 25 factors, successful the group title over Guelph (the defending champions). Julia Agostinelli of Guelph seized the person 8K title in 29:06, finishing a clear sweep of the highest spots for the Gryphons, over McMaster’s Rosalyn Barrett and Western’s Chloe Coutts.
UBC dominates CanWest champs
For the third consecutive yr, the UBC Thunderbirds swept the CanWest XC Championships as each the boys’s and ladies’s groups displayed their dominance at Mission Recreation Park on Saturday afternoon in Kelowna, B.C.
The highest-ranked UBC girls’s group secured their fifth consecutive CanWest title, with Katie Newlove successful particular person gold on the 8K course in 28:12. She completed 10 seconds forward of second-place finisher Chloe Turner of Calgary (28:22), whereas Kaitlyn Harrison from the College of Saskatchewan accomplished the rostrum in 28:34.
Within the males’s 8K race, UBC claimed the highest three spots, with Andrew Davies main the way in which for the #3 ranked Thunderbirds, in a swift 23:40. His teammates, John Perrier and Jaiveer Tiwana, joined him on the rostrum, securing UBC’s third consecutive CanWest title.
The UBC groups will undoubtedly be a drive to look at throughout the U Sports activities XC Championships, scheduled for Nov. 12.
UNB Reds end on prime in Halifax
It’s been greater than 20 years for the reason that #7 UNB Reds final received a males’s AUS convention title for cross nation. On Saturday morning in Halifax, Jared Howse and William Boyle propelled The Reds again to the highest within the Atlantic convention, ending second and third within the males’s 8K to beat #10 St. Francis Xavier X-Males for the group title. The Reds’ males are hitting their stride on the proper time and will emerge as a darkish horse for a top-five end at U Sports activities in two weeks.
The ladies’s race was fiercely contested, with 4 athletes vying for the highest spot. After 8K, solely 4 seconds separated the primary and fourth runners, with UNB’s Emily Doucet taking the victory in a dash end over StFX athletes Allie Sandluck and Eileen Benoit. Whereas Doucet took the highest spot, The Reds couldn’t stave off the problem from the #4 ranked StFX X-Girls, who positioned 5 runners inside the prime seven to defend their girls’s AUS group title.
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