Young lead Redmen charges to fourth at Laval Open

Young lead Redmen charges to fourth at Laval Open

Oct 13, 07 Cross Country (M)
By Earl Zukerman

QUEBEC CITY (Oct. 13, 2007) - James Young of London, Ont., finished sixth of 49 men as McGill came in fourth of five teams at the Laval Open cross-country running meet on the Plaines of Abraham, Saturday.

McGill also placed runners in 10th, 14th, 16th and 17th to score 63 total points. Sherbrooke won a close competition with 48, followed by the University of Connecticut (55), Laval (56), McGill (63) and Concordia (135).

On the women's side, McGill was first of four teams led by a second-place finish from senior Lauren Whyte.

Young, a 5-foot-9 senior, completed the eight-kilometre course in 25 minutes and nine seconds. Sherbrooke posted a one-two finish with James Poulin-Cadovius winning the race in 24:30, followed by teammate Francois Menard-Kilrane (24:46) and Connecticut's Aaron Wheeler (24:51).

Other scorers for McGill included junior Graydon Snider (10th, 25:43) of Montreal, senior Stephen Douglas (14th, 26:04) of Pictou, N.S., freshman Sébastien Flynn (16th, 26:16) of Dartmouth, N.S., and senior Antony Orth (17th, 26:23) of Vancouver.

With four races completed, the Redmen will now prepare for the Quebec conference championship meet on Oct. 27.

SOURCE:

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