Sea-Hawks race in Halifax
Oct. 5, 2013 (Halifax, N.S.) The Memorial Sea-Hawks cross country teams raced in the AUS Invitational meet in Halifax's Point Pleasant Park co-hosted by Dalhousie and Saint Mary's
Women’s Cross Country
The Sea-Hawks women’s cross country team raced their way to a sixth overall finish in a deep field at Saturday’s Dalhousie-Saint Mary’s Invitational AUS meet.
Amanda Wilkins (pictured on right) was the first Sea-Hawk across the line finishing in 16th place with a time of 24:57 over the six kilometer course through Halifax’s Point Pleasant Park. Wilkins was followed by Emily Hickey (25th place), Justine O’Leary (34th place), Stephanie Pomeroy (38th place), Jessica Besaw (41st), and Amber Jones (47th place).
Deer Lake’s Melissa Hardy, running for StFX, won the race with a time of 21:59. Dalhousie won the team competition. 72 university runners competed in Saturday’s race.
Memorial was without Caroline McIlroy, who won the StFX Invitational two weeks ago, and Alana Loveys this weekend.
The Sea-Hawks cross country season will culminate at the AUS Championship on October 26th in Moncton.
Men’s Cross Country
Memorial University’s men’s cross country team earned their second straight third place finish at Saturday’s Dalhousie-Saint Mary’s Invitational in Halifax’s Point Pleasant Park.
Jordan Fewer once again was the first Sea-Hawk across the finish line as he finished in 13th place with a time of 27:03 over the 8 km course. Connor Bolton (pictured on right) continued his strong racing with a 17th place finish with a time of 27:24. Other Memorial finishers were John Allan (24th), Stephen Pike (26th), Mike Scott (30th), Dan Conway (39th), Mark Shea (42nd), and Brian Harnett (43rd).
Saint Mary’s John Kuto won his third straight AUS meet by outrunning Dalhousie’s Matt McNeil by half a second to win the race. StFX won the overall team competition while Dalhousie finished second. Memorial finished in third, only two points ahead of fourth place UNB. Sixty-seven runners competed in the race.
The Sea-Hawks will be looking to stay on the podium at the AUS Championship in Moncton on October 26th.