Competing in the Moncton Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 17, the Tigers Cross Country team continued to impress on their way towards the AUS Championships next weekend.
The women’s team was absolutely dominant in the 6km race. Seven Tigers women finished in the top 10 and 11 of the top 20 as they cruised to the team victory in the 77-runner field.
Tigers runner Colleen Wilson was way ahead of the pack placing 1st (21:58.9), teammate Michelle Reddy crossed next for 2nd (23:42.20).
They were followed by Emily Clarke 5th (23:22.9), Kayte Kowal 6th (23:25.7), Jenna MacDonald 7th (23:39.6), Emily Ferguson 9th (24:00.0), Morgan Hawkes 10th (24:03.0), Kate Scallion 14th (24:11.5), Hanna Ascough 15th (24:13.2), Abby Llewellyn 16th (24:18.5), Celia Peters 19th (24:28.2) and Melanie McKenna 26th (25:11.8).
The men’s team also performed well in Moncton, finishing five runners in the top 20 as they again grabbed second place behind the powerhouse StFX X-men.
The top Tiger runner was Will Russell in 5th (26:29.4), followed by teammates Nick Wood 11th (26:51.6), Brendon Gemmell 12th (27:04.3), Graeme Wach 13th (27:26.8), Angus Macintosh 17th (27:46.9), Adam Manuel 28th (28:53.5) and Mike Rodgers 31st (29:12.0).
Next up for the Tigers cross-country team is the AUS Championships @UNB Fredericton on Saturday Oct. 31.