Saturday, October 30, 2004

OUA Results

Ontario University Cross-Country Running Championships, 2004
Sunnybrooke Park, Toronto

Laurentian University's Leila Angrand won her second consecutive bronze medal at the Ontario University Cross-Country Running Championships this weekend. Angrand ran a time of 18:12 over a 5k course that looped around Toronto's Sunnybrooke Park. Angrand's finish also earned the native Sudburian OUA All-Star honours for the second year in a row.

"That was the fastest I've ever seen Leila finish a race," said assistant coach Darren Jermyn. "She was 27 seconds off third place, then absolutely flew when she hit the final kilometre marker. It wasn't until the final 10 metres that she won her medal."

Kirsti Dolson of Orillia, placed 22nd with a time of 19:21. She was the 3rd rookie across the line.
Laurentian finished 9th in the team standings, with 204 points - one spot from their goal of top-eight. "The girls ran hard, but with three rookies starting, the team is a year away from being truly competitive at this level." said Head Coach, Dick Moss. "But they're a tough bunch and I'm proud of how they competed."

Complete Laurentian Results were:
Leila Angrand, 3rd, 18:08
Kirsti Dolson, 22nd, 19:21
Alicia Kaye, 47th, 20:00
Melanie Muise, 63rd, 20:48
Jennie Oliver, 71st, 21:10
Marnie Smith, 74th, 21:26
Caitlin Tino, 82nd, 22:55

Also in the race were Sudbury's Liz Forbes and Serena Jennings who helped the University of Guelph to a first place finish. Forbes, a Lockerby Secondary School graduate, placed 7th with a time of 18:32. Jennings, a Lo-Ellen grad finished in 8th in 18:37. Both Forbes and Jennings were named to the OUA All-Star team.

Lockerby grad, Joe Yawney, representing the University of Ottaway, placed 50th in the men's race, with a time of 35:38 over the 10 km course.

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Penn State Results

Tremendous run for Liz - ahead of teammate Laura Moulton. There were346 runners in the race!!

17. Univ Of Guelph - Team Place
11 Kristina Rody 20:58 5:37
80 Liz Forbes 22:38 6:04
101 Laura Moulton 22:49 6:07
140 Donna Verge 23:21 6:15
142 Erin Sask 23:21 6:16
187 Susie Egar 23:52 6:24
221 Michelle Basu Roy 24:16 6:30

Queen's Invitational Results, Kingston Ontario

The Laurentian University Women's Cross-Country Running Team completed their regular season with some exceptional individual results at the Queen's Open in Kingston this weekend.

Sudbury's Leila Angrand finished first among university runners with a time of 19:13 over the windy 5k course. With the field grouped up because of the conditions, Angrand broke from the pack with over 2 kilometres to go, building a sizeable 10 second lead over McGill's Laura Wilson.

"The pace felt slow, said Angrand. "So I decided to risk being by myself and I made a move."

Kirsti Dolson finished 6th among university athletes, with a time of 19:50. She was the first rookie to finish. She was followed by Sudbury's Melanie Muise, 33rd in 21:42, Perth's Jennie Oliver, 35th in 21:45, the Sault's Marnie Smith, 42nd in 22:00, Toronto's Caitlin Tino, 50th in 22:20 and Tottenham's Sheryl Neal, 55th in 22:51.
The team finished 4th among university teams with 110 points. University team scores were as follows:

1. York University: 98
2. Queen's U: 123
3. McGill: 135
4. Laurentian 165
5. Waterloo: 166
6. U. of Ottawa: 210
(For those of you who saw the initial results sheet - they updated them to score the first five, instead of the first four).

"You can probably deduct a minute from those times because of the wind." said Head Coach, Dick Moss. "But I'm really happy with the way everyone ran. We have a better team than people realize and with a full squad at OUA's we might surprise some people."

Laurentian assistant Coach, Lisa Labrecque, won the open category, winning by a six second margin over last year's CIS champion, Beth Wightman,with a time of 18:24. Labrecque, a teacher with the Rainbow District School Board, is a member of the National Cross-Country team.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Team Tallman Results

More great results from all 3 Team Tallman members.

Once again racing in large fields (approx 120-150 runners in each race) Emma, Rebecca and Kaitlyn had some impressive results at the Wildcat Invitational Cross Country Meet held today in Hamilton.

Midget Girls 3030m
Emma Tallman - 2nd - 12:26

Junior Girls 3940m
Rebecca Tallman - 5th - 16:57

Senior Girls 4625 m
Kaitlyn Tallman - 1st - 17:42 (Kaitlyn "cruised" this race!)

Both Emma and Kaitlyn won shoes for their overall performances in the Golden Horseshoe Series!!

Full results can be found at:

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Mustang Open Results

Mustang Open
Thursday October 7th,Gibbons Park, London, Ontario

The Laurentian University Cross-Country Running team celebrated the Thanksgiving weekend with a 7th place finish at the Mustang Open in London, Ontario. Rookie, Kirsti Dolson from Orillia, led the squad, finishing 6th among university runners with a personal best time of 14:52 over the 4km course. She was followed by rookie Jennie Oliver from Perth, 30th in 15:59, Sudbury's Melanie Muise, 32nd in 16:04, Toronto's Caitlin Tino, 42nd in 16:45, Sheryl Neal of Totteham, 44th in 17:03, and Guelph's Kim Kilpatrick, 52nd in 22:56.

Laurentian was missing Leila Angrand and Marnie Smith, because of exams, and Alicia Kaye because of a foot injury. There were 188 competitors in the race.

"We're still running without a full squad," said Coach Dick Moss, "But I'm hoping we'll get everything together by the OUA's in three weeks. In the meantime, Kirsti Dolson had another exceptional race and keeps showing that she's one of the best rookies in the OUA."

Laurentian's next race is the Queen's Open in Kingston on Saturday October 16th.

Laurentian Results (University Section - 4km):
Kirsti Dolson, 6th, 14:52
Jennie Oliver, 30th,15:59
Melanie Muise,32nd, 16:04
Caitlin Tino, 42nd, 16:45
Sheryl Neal, 44th, 17:03
Kim Kilpatrick, 52nd, 22:56

Other Sudbury Results:
Julie Forbes, McMaster U, 38th,16:32
Al Salmoni, 76th, 23:42 (6km)

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Iona Invite HS X-C Results

Team Tallman once again had some great results this past Tuesday at the Iona Invitational held at Centennial Park in Etobicoke.

In the Midget Girls race, Emma Tallman placed 6th out of 261 runners, completing the 3100m course in 12:39.

In the Senior Girls race, Kaitlyn Tallman placed 4th out of 325 runners, running 17:30 over the 4600m course.

Full results (except for the SG times) can be found at

Monday, October 04, 2004

Track North Results

Williamette Invitational - Oregon - 5k XC
Check out these times - huge PB's!!
* Liz Forbes, Guelph U, 18th, 18:17.35
* Serena Jennings, Guelph U,, 20th, 18:19.67

Run for the Cure, Sudbury (5k - Road)
* Mike Coughlan (Men), 3rd, 18:13
* Tessa Skot (Women), 2nd, 22:00 (PB)

Somewhere in Ohio - Road Race - 5k
* Steve Eles, 1st in Men's, 15:39
* Sarah Eles, 1st in Women's, 21:58
(The Eles clan took home a cool $300 from the race)