Guelph sweeps cross country championships; women’s team wins record 10th in a row

OUA_header_logoHAMILTON – The driving rain and resulting mud at the 2013 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Cross Country Championship may have slowed times on the Chedoke GC course, but it did not stop the Guelph Gryphons from repeating as men’s and women’s champions Saturday.

The Guelph women won their OUA record tenth consecutive championship title and the men their ninth.

The Gryphon women used their depth to secure this year’s championship, but it was a pair of Queen’s runners who stole the show topping the podium. Victoria Coates (Newmarket, Ont.) improved on her 2012 OUA silver medal finish with the McMaster Marauders by winning this year’s event as a member of the Gaels finishing in a time of 21:50.2.  Fellow Gael Julie-Anne Staehli (Lucknow, Ont.) followed Coates in a time of 22:01.8 to secure silver. The Gryphons swept the next five spots with Carise Thompson’s (Orkney, Ont.) 22:15.3 run securing bronze and the team title for Guelph. The Western Mustangs and Toronto Varsity Blues finished second and third on all-star runs from their top finishers.

The Gryphon’s swept the podium in the men’s 10km race with Aaron Hendrikx (Parkhill, Ont.) finishing in a time of 32:39.7, just over four seconds ahead of teammate and defending champion Ross Proudfoot (Sudbury, Ont.), to take the men’s individual title. Tristan Woodfine (Cobden, Ont.) secured the podium sweep for Guelph placing third in a time of 33:03.3.

The host McMaster Marauders used the home course to their advantage securing four all-star finishes, led by Taylor Reid (Terra Cotta, Ont.) and Blair Morgan (Yarker, Ont.) in sixth and seventh place, to power them to a silver medal team finish. Windsor grabbed third spot finishing just five points ahead of Queen’s.

The top runners from the OUA championships will next head to London, Ont., for the CIS championships, which will be hosted by the Western University Mustangs at Thames Valley Golf Course on Saturday, Nov. 9.


First Team

Victoria Coates (QUEEN’S)
Julie-Anne Staehli (QUEEN’S)
Carise Thompson (GUELPH)
Madeline Yungblut (GUELPH)
Heather Petrick (GUELPH)
Katrina Allison (GUELPH)
Genevieve Lalonde (GUELPH)

Second Team

Amanda Truelove (WESTERN)
Robyn Mildren (GUELPH)
Meaghan Marton (WINDSOR)
Colleen Hennessy (TORONTO)
Charlotte Marcotte-Toale (TORONTO)
Danielle Thiel (LAKEHEAD)
Joanna Brown (GUELPH)


First Team

Aaron Hendrikx (GUELPH)
Ross Proudfoot (GUELPH)
Tristan Woodfine (GUELPH)
Andrew Nixon (GUELPH)
Jeffry Archer  (QUEEN’S)
Taylor Reid (McMASTER)
Blair Morgan (McMASTER)

Second Team

Nick Falk (WINDSOR)
Christian Gravel (GUELPH)
Paul Janikowski (WINDSOR)
David Cashin (QUEEN’S)
Dominique Aulagnon (LAKEHEAD)
Connor Darlington (McMASTER)
Lionel Sanders (McMASTER)

Women’s Final Team Standings

1) Guelph Gryphons, 25 points
2) Western Mustangs, 82
3) Toronto Varsity Blues, 89
4) Queen’s Gaels, 92
5) Windsor Lancers, 151
6) Mcmaster Marauders, 153
7) Laurentian Voyaguers, 229
8) Waterloo Warriors, 229
9) Ottawa Gee Gees, 231
10) Lakehead Thunderwolves, 294
11) Brock Badgers, 341
12) York Lions, 344
13) Laurier Golden Hawks, 377
14) Nipissing Lakers, 400
15) Trent Excalabur, 466

Men’s Final Team Standings

1) Guelph Gryphons, 19 points
2) McMaster Marauders, 56
3) Windsor Lancers, 77
4) Queen’s Gaels, 83
5) Toronto Varsity Blues, 158
6) Lakehead Thunderwolves, 161
7) Waterloo Warriors, 232
8) Western Mustangs, 251
9) Ottawa Gee Gees, 255
10) Laurier Golden Hawks, 257
11) York Lions, 268
12) Brock Badgers, 343
13) Nipissing Lakers, 374


Source: McMaster Sports Info