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.