Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Lisa Selected for Worlds

Labrecque Selected to World Cross-Country Running Team

Lisa Labrecque, of Sudbury's Track North Athletic Club, has been selected to represent Canada at the World Cross-Country Running Championships in Saint Galmier France in March.

Labrecque will compete on the short-course four kilometre team that, in a major upset last year, placed third in the world. Last year, Labrecque competed for the 8k team that placed seventh."

Canada's 4km squad beat everybody but Ethiopia and Kenya in 2004, so the European teams will really be gunning for us this year." said Labrecque. "Even though we're missing two of our top runners from that squad, we're still aiming for a quality finish."

Labrecque earned selection by placing fifth at the Canadian Cross-Country Running Championships in December and running personal best times in the New York mile and Boston 3000m races in January."

Lisa is primarily an 800/1500m runner," said Track North coach, Dick Moss. "So for her to be running at an international level over four kilometres is truly exceptional."

Members of the 4k team include:
Carmen Douma-Hussar, Cambridge, ON
Hilary Edmondson, Sarnia, ON
Courtney Inman, Mt. Lehman, BC
Lisa Labrecque, Sudbury, ON
Megan Metcalfe, Cornwall
Rebecca Stallwood, Burlington, ON