Posted on November 17, 2014 by Jadene Mah

Nine more months until the next Cross Country Running season starts! The running team had a strong showing at the final event of the season in Calgary for the CCAA National Championships on November 7th, hosted by SAIT. It was a perfect day for racing under sunny blue skies and awesome temperatures (which were shortly …

Nine more months until the next Cross Country Running season starts! The running team had a strong showing at the final event of the season in Calgary for the CCAA National Championships on November 7th, hosted by SAIT. It was a perfect day for racing under sunny blue skies and awesome temperatures (which were shortly followed by a snowfall; the timing could not have been better for cross country ski season which started the next day).

15736694766_1744111585_oThe Women started the day at noon for the 5 km race in Confederation Park. ACAC runner Mirelle Martens from MacEwan University put up the impressive winning time of 18:29. Emily McIlroy was Augustana’s first finisher coming in 26th place with a time of 20:54. Emily is in her first year at Augustana and has been an extremely strong addition to the team, placing well in each race she participated in this season. Anna Ericksson finished 75th with a time of 22:31 and Leah Reid finished 95th in a time of 23:54. The Men’s race ended in an all out sprint for the finish between Lethbridge College’s Edwin Kaitany and Jeremy Briand of the Quebec conference. Briand pulled ahead of Kaitany with just meters to go and finished in a time of 27:07 on the 8km course. Hans Asfeldt put up another impressive finish for Augustana coming in 11th place after sitting around 35th for the majority of the race. He finished with a time of 28:17. Coming in next for Augustana was Jonathan Fuller in 57th with a time of 30:22 followed by Joedy Dalke in 72nd with a time of 30:50.

The team would like to extend a huge thank you to coaches Gerhard Lotz and Robert Renman for hours of organizing, coaching, driving, and Swedish jokes. Start the countdown!

By Brianna Schultz, Vikings Cross Country Running & Skiing


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