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Strong November for McGill Olympic Club

November has started off well for MOC, as our members participated in national cross country championships for colleges and universities, as well as some road races, and an international marathon!

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At the CIS cross country championships held in London, Ontario, Ali Barwick rolled to a solid 35th place for the McGill Martlets. She helped her team to a 7th place finish out of 20 schools by covering 6k in 22:55. Elizabeth Mokrusa was 56th for the Concordia Stingers, ending her varsity career by cutting her previous best finish (111th) in half! eer 6k time was 23:24We're looking forward to having some more Stingers joining us in future as well!

At Humber College in Toronto, Nassim Ennaboaoui was 30th at the CCAA national college championships, leading the way for Champlain College over 8k in 28:16. 

On the weekend of November 2-3, some MOCers travelled down to Cornwall for the Heather Saaltnick Memorial run. Dave Liu was 2nd in 34:30, and Mahbubu Kazi 3rd in a PB of 35:07 in the 10k. Shawn Fayer set a 5k PB of 19:12, and Les Landsberger (55 years young) also PBed in 19:20! Good job! 

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Finally, Meggan Franks ran 2:49:28, good for 9th at the Indianapolis Marathon. That run was just 22secs off her PB and ranks her as the 11th fastest female marathoner in Canada in 2013. Look for marathon debuts from Melanie Myrand later this year, and a return to the distance for Elizabeth Mokrusa.

Next, we continue our base through the winter, with a sprinkling of indoor meets to keep in touch with racing.

-John Lofranco