MacDonald wins Acadia Invitational
Beats St. FX runner in sprint to the finish
Graham MacDonald made his way to Wolfville on Saturday as the lone Sea-Hawk male competing at the Acadia Invitational 8k race. MacDonald made it a memorable trip as he outsprinted St. FX’s Riley Johnston to the finish line to take the race by a nose with a time of 27:30.
Conditions were extremely soggy on the trails and fields of the Wolfville Dykelands. MacDonald, a third year runner from Halifax, outlasted the field of 35 that included runners from seven Atlantic Canadian universities.
MacDonald was the lone male Sea-Hawk at the meet as he opted to compete as he was home visiting family in Halifax for the Thanksgiving weekend. He will be joined next weekend by six of his teammates as the full cross country team travels to Fredericton to participate in the UNB Invitational.
Fisher gains AUS experience
Skye Fisher gained some good AUS experience on Saturday as the lone female competitor representing Memorial at the Acadia Invitational. Fisher finished 31st with a time of 24:09 over the soggy 5k course. Fisher, like MacDonald, was in Nova Scotia for the holiday weekend and opted to compete at the meet.
The full Memorial women’s cross country team will also be at Fredericton next weekend for the UNB Invitational.