McGill dominates Quebec X-country awards, all-stars

McGill dominates Quebec X-country awards, all-stars

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McGill gets 9 all-stars in X-country as Whyte, McCabe named athletes of year---------------------------------------------------------------------------

MONTREAL -- Lauren Whyte and Jeff McCabe, both members of McGill's championship cross-country running teams, were named as the 2005 Quebec university cross-country athletes of the year as the conference major awards and all-stars were announced, Monday.

McGill head coach Dennis Barrett earned coach-of-the-year awards for both the men's and women's divisions. Rookie-of the-year honours went to Laval's Marianne Boivin and Sherbrooke's Simon-Pierre Landry.

McGill also took six of seven spots on the QSSF women's all-conference team and four of the seven all-star berths for the men.

Whyte, a sophomore from Belleville, Ont., was McGill¹s top runner this season winning three of her five meets. The 19-year-old arts major placed fifth of 47 women at the McGill Open (Sept. 17), fifth of 164 runners at the Western International meet (Sept. 24), second of 40 entrants at the Sherbrooke Invitational (Oct. 1), first of 36 at the Laval Open (Oct. 15) and first of 40 at the Quebec university championship in Montreal (Oct. 29).

McCabe, a senior from Toronto, was the top Redmen scorer in each of his four races during the season. The 22-year-old science major was third of 54 men at the McGill Open (Sept. 17), 19th of 158 entrants at the Western International meet (Sept. 24), first of 32 at the Sherbrooke Invitational (Oct. 1) and second of 100 runners at the Laval Open (Oct. 15). McCabe was unable to compete at the QSSF championship due to a stress fracture.

WOMEN:

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2005 QSSF CONFERENCE ALL-STARS:
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Lauren Whyte (Belleville, ON), McGill
Elspeth McGregor (Vernon, BC), McGill
Veronique Fortin (St. Georges-de-Beauce, QC), Laval
Genevieve Jenkins (Mission Viejo, CA), McGill
Jane Cullis (Vancouver, BC), McGill
Jessalyn O¹Donnell (Duncan, BC), McGill
Deborah Lightman (Toronto, ON), McGill

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Lauren Whyte (Belleville, ON), McGill
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Marianne Boivin, Laval
COACH OF THE YEAR: Dennis Barrett (Dollard des Ormeaux, Que.), McGill

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MEN:

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2005 QSSF CONFERENCE ALL-STARS:
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Jeffrey McCabe (Toronto, ON), McGill
David Gill (Mastheulatsh, QC), Laval
Adrian Walton (London, ON), McGill
Stephen Douglas (Picton, NS), McGill
Simon-Pierre Landry (Ottawa, ON), Sherbrooke
Nicolas Thouin (Gatineau, QC), Sherbrooke
Patrick McAuliffe (Seattle, WA), McGill

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Jeffrey McCabe (Toronto, Ont.), McGill
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Simon-Pierre Landry (Ottawa, ON), Sherbrooke
COACH OF THE YEAR: Dennis Barrett (Dollard des Ormeaux, Que.), McGill

SOURCE:

Earl Zukerman
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Dept. of Athletics (office 225-B)
McGill University
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