McGill's Flynn named rookie of the year

McGill's Flynn named rookie of the year

Oct 27, 07 Cross Country (M)
By Earl Zukerman

PAPINEAUVILLE, Que. - Sherbrooke's Alex Genest was named athlete of the year after winning the 10k race in 30:09 and lead the Vert & Or to the Quebec university men's cross-country championship in muddy conditions at Papineauville, Que., about 70 kilometres east of Ottawa, Saturday.

Following Genest on the podium were teammates Francois Menard-Kilrane (30:18) and Ferdinand Buzingo (30:29).

Sherbrooke won the meet with 17 points with finishers in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 7th place, followed by McGill (49), Laval (57) and Concordia (107).

The Redmen were led by freshman Sebastien Flynn of Dartmouth, N.S., who came in fourth (30:33). Flynn, a 19-year-old who was McGill's top scorer in five meets overall, was voted as the conference's rookie of the year.

Other scorers for McGill included Stephen Douglas (8th, 30:54) of Pictou, N.S., James Young (9th, 30:55) of London. Ont., Antony Orth (12th, 31:38) of Vancouver, B.C., and Graydon Snider (15th, 31:45) of Montreal.

MEN'S QSSF CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP MEET STANDINGS:

1. Sherbrooke (17 pts; 1-2-3-4-7)
2. McGill (49 pts; 5-8-9-12-15)
3. Laval (57 pts; 6-10-11-13-17)
4. Concordia (107 pts; 16-19-23-24-25)

MAJOR AWARDS:

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Alex Genest, Sherbrooke
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Sebastien Flynn, McGill
ACADEMICS, ATHLETICS & CITIZENSHIP: Alex Genest, Sherbrooke
COACH OF THE YEAR: Vincent Paquet, Sherbrooke

ALL-STARS (Top 7 finishers & time in 10k):

1. Alex Genest, Sherbrooke (30:09)
2. James Poulin-Cadovius, Sherbrooke (30:10)
3. Francois Menard-Kilrane, Sherbrooke (30:18)
4. Ferdinand Buzingo, Sherbrooke (30:29)
5. Sebastien Flynn, McGill (30:33)
6. Maxime Gonneville, Laval (30:41)
7. Simon-Pierre Landry, Sherbrooke (30:49)

SOURCE:

Earl Zukerman
Communications Officer & Webmaster
Dept. of Athletics
McGill University
475 Pine Avenue W.
Montreal, Que. H2W 1S4

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