Posted on October 30, 2014 by Jadene Mah

The Cross Country Running team is coming off of an exciting weekend at ACAC Conference Championships. After great success in Fort McMurray, both the men and women have qualified for CCAA Nationals in two weeks in Calgary, hosted by the SAIT Trojans. Fourth-year Environmental Science student, Hans Asfeldt, had the race of his life finishing …

14911869513_0e5020018c_oThe Cross Country Running team is coming off of an exciting weekend at ACAC Conference Championships. After great success in Fort McMurray, both the men and women have qualified for CCAA Nationals in two weeks in Calgary, hosted by the SAIT Trojans. Fourth-year Environmental Science student, Hans Asfeldt, had the race of his life finishing 3rd overall in a time of 27:46 against many other talented runners on a challenging 8-kilometer course. When asked about his race, Hans said “I owe a huge thank you to all of my coaches. It’s been really exciting to share this with them and see them just as stoked as I am. The whole team performed really well too. I got to cheer on the girls and they were all running in peak form.” Coming in behind Hans for U of A – Augustana, in 16th place was Jonathan Fuller at 29:57 and right behind him was Joedy Dalke in 17th running a personal best in a time of 30:06. On the women’s side, Emily McIlroy finished in 8th place overall, a huge accomplishment for a first year runner. She was the first finisher for Augustana with a time of 20:45. Behind Emily was Anna Eriksson in 27th at 23:20 and Leah Reid in 34th 24:35.

Individual runners are scored according to what place they finished the race at Conference Championships. The top five finishers for each team have their scores combined, and the six lowest scoring teams in the conference are awarded a spot at Nationals. Each team can bring up to six runners.

The top six finishers for Augustana for both the men and women will be attending nationals. Augustana will be sending Hans Asfeldt, Jonathan Fuller, Joedy Dalke, Matt Martin, Trent Hebert and Nils Asfeldt for the men and Emily McIlroy, Anna Eriksson, Leah Reid, Brianna Schultz, Blaze Flewell and Ciara Bailey for the women. Nationals will be held in Calgary in Confederation Park on Saturday, November 8 with the women starting the 5km at noon, and the men following with 8km at 1:00 pm.15368441516_290f0cde8a_o 15204828808_b439892db2_o

by Brianna Schultz, Vikings Cross Country Running & Skiing


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