Mustangs run wild at McGill Open cross-country meet

Mustangs run wild at McGill Open cross-country meet

Sep. 18, 2010 Cross Country

MONTREAL - Sarah McCuaig, a McGill sophomore from Waterloo, Ont., was the top university runner and finished second overall at the McGill Open cross-country meet held on the slopes of Mt. Royal, Saturday.

The Western Ontario Mustangs swept both the men's and women's titles.

McCuaig, a 19-year-old science major, completed the four-kilometre course in 14 minutes, 38 seconds, one second behind race winner Avril Ogrodnick of the McGill Olympic Club. Annie Leblanc of College L'Assomption was third in 14:49.

Other McGill Martlets to finish in the scoring were Charlene Puel (6th, 15:14), Madeleine Cummings (10th, 15:32), Catherine Drouin-Audet (15th, 15:46) and Aimee Castro (20th, 15:54)

Western placed five runners among the top 14 spots and scored 52 points to edge out McGill by one point in the women's division. They were led by Becky Pieterson who was fifth in 15:11.

On the men's side, Laval's Charles Philibert-Thiboutot won gold, completing the 6k race in 19:32. Emmanuel Boisvert of College Ste. Foy was second in 19:34 and Western's Brent Smith rounded out the podium finishers in 19:39.

McGill's top performance was by Daniel Kramer who was clocked at 20:32 to finish 14th.

The Mustangs scored five runners among the top 12 to register 36 points, easily outdistancing second-place Laval (70) and a surprising third-place finish by Concordia (93), who beat out fourth-place McGill (126).

McGILL OPEN CROSS COUNTRY MEET CHAMPIONS

(1992 to 2010 inclusive)
(at Mount Royal Park, Montreal Que.)

	WOMEN'S TEAM CHAMPIONS 		MEN'S TEAM CHAMPIONS
2010: 	Western Ontario 52 points 	2010: Western Ontario 36 points
2009: 	Western Ontario 30 points 	2009: Laval 56 points
2008: 	Ottawa Lions TFC 34 points 	2008: Vermont 28 points
2007: 	Western Ontario 24 points 	2007: Western Ontario 29 points
2006: 	Williams College 39 points 	2006: Williams College 29 points
2005: 	Western Ontario 41 points 	2005: Western Ontario 45 points
2004: 	Western Ontario 31 points 	2004: Western Ontario 45 points
2003: 	Western Ontario 25 points 	2003: Western Ontario 43 points
2002: 	Western Ontario 39 points 	2002: McGill 26 points
2001: 	Williams College 52 points 	2001: Sherbrooke 38 points
2000: 	McGill 70 points 		2000: Williams College 45 points
1999: 	Williams College 44 points 	1999: Sherbrooke 26 points
1998: 	Williams College 50 points 	1998: Williams College 28 points
1997: 	McGill 50 points 		1997: Williams College 40 points
1996: 	McGill 42 points 		1996: Williams College 42 points
1995: 	Western Ontario 63 points 	1995: Williams College 19 points
1994: 	Western Ontario 22 points 	1994: McGill 22 points
1993: 	Western Ontario 36 points 	1993: Western Ontario 19 points
1992: 	Western Ontario 20 points 	1992: Sherbrooke 24 points

SOURCE:
Earl Zukerman
Communications Officer
Athletics & Recreation
McGill University
514-398-7012 (tel.)
www.mcgill.ca/athletics
m.athletics.mcgill.ca (mobile website)
earl.zukerman@mcgill.ca