Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Proudfoot's Solid XC Season Continues in Oregon

"Proudfoot's Solid XC Season Continues in Oregon"
Track North Athletic Club's Ross Proudfoot (Lively, ON),competing in his rookie season for the nation's top ranked cross-country running team at the University of Guelph, turned in another solid performance at the Bill Dellinger Invitational contested at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.
Competing on the legendary Prefontaine Trails, Proudfoot finished the 8 kilometre race in 14th place in a career best time of 24 minutes and 15 seconds.
Proudfoot's Guelph team finished an impressive 3rd place in a field that included top ranked NCAA Division I schools, the University of Oregon and the University of Wisconsin.
University of Guelph coach Dave Scott-Thomas commented: "Ross ran another fantastic race. That he is talented is not a surprise; that he runs with a such composure and confidence is. He's showing the poise of a veteran our there, and making a great case for himself as a CIS rookie of the year candidate. He'll get faster yet this season, too. What a great addition to our team!"
Track North coach Darren Jermyn commented: "For those unfamiliar with the 8km distance - you can look at it this way, Ross passed through 5 kilometres just a shade over 15 minutes and then continued at that incredible pace for another 3 kilometres."
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