2017 AO Cross Country Championship

This past weekend we hosted our annual Cross Country Championship at Morrison Meadows in Bracebridge, ON. We saw nearly 900 athletes come out and compete for medals despite the wet and slippery conditions. The day kicked off with the Ontario Masters 5km race, where we saw athletes aged 35-85 years competing against one another. This was followed by our bantam, midget, youth, junior and senior men and women’s divisions, as well as a community run which took place mid-day and was open to anyone.

We want to give special thanks to our hosts, Muskoka Algonquin Runners, FITT Events, and Morrison Meadows for having us, we could not have put on the event without the use the of their facility. Additionally, a thank you to the officials and volunteers, as such an event could not take place without their support. Lastly, we want to thank the clubs, for training and providing us with such talented athletes who were eager to compete.

We would also like to extend congratulations to the Newmarket Huskies Track Club for winning the overall Cross Country Club Champion title. The full list of results can be found here.


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Following are the medalists for each age division:



Gold – Christian Barida, University of Toronto Track Club

Silver – Badhasa Abbas, University of Toronto Track Club

Bronze – Heath McAllister, London Runners Distance Club


Gold – Aysia Maurice, 310 Running

Silver – Lexy Rivard, Central Toronto Athletic Club

Bronze – Elizabeth White, Central Toronto Athletic Club




Gold – Mathew Lampard, Central Toronto Athletic Club

Silver – Dakota Goguen, Newmarket Huskies

Bronze – Liam McKelvey, University of Toronto Track Club


Gold – Cassandra Williamson, The Gazelles

Silver – Abby Ylipahkala, Newmarket Huskies

Bronze – Sophie Coutts, Central Toronto Athletic Club




Gold – Nicholas Mota, Newmarket Huskies

Silver – Joshua Desouza, Newmarket Huskies

Bronze – Campbell Lee, Niagara Olympic Club


Gold – Jocelyn Chau, University of Toronto Track Club

Silver – Cameron Ormond, Newmarket Huskies

Bronze – Remy Cattell, Central Toronto Athletic Club




Gold – Paul Sagriff, Kingston Achilles

Silver – Edward Hayfron, Phoenix Athletics Association

Bronze – Brad Sheeler, London Western Track and Field Club


Gold – Lilly Tuck, Greater Uxbridge Road Runners

Silver – Zoe Burke, London Western Track and Field Club

Bronze – Hannah Russell, Greater Uxbridge Road Runners




Gold – Trevor Hofbauer, Speed River Track and Field Club

Silver – Andrew Nixon, Speed River Track and Field Club

Bronze – Bonsa Gonfa, Toronto Olympic Club


Gold – Natalia Hawthorn, Newmarket Huskies

Silver – Leslie Sexton, London Runners Distance Club

Bronze – Laura Desjardins, Newmarket Huskies