Cross-Country Teams Win Gold

November 13, 2010 - Campus Bulletin

The University of Guelph women's and men's cross-country teams once again swept the team titles at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships. The women's squad won its sixth straight team title Saturday, and the men earned their fifth consecutive banner. The event was hosted by the University of Sherbrooke.

Guelph’s Kyle Boorsma won the men's individual gold medal, running the 10-kilometre race in 31:53.0. Teammate Alex Genest won the silver medal with a time of 32:07.0, and Allan Brett was fourth with 32:23.0.

On the women’s side, Rachel Cliff led the Gryphon contingent, finishing the five-km race with a time of 17:50.0 and capturing the silver medal. Guelph’s Genevieve Lalonde won her first-ever CIS medal, finishing third with a time of 18:14.0.

The top seven finishers in the women's and men's races earn first-team all-Canadian status. Nearly 300 athletes from 25 schools competed in the event.

This is the fifth year in a row that the Gryphons have won both team titles. Guelph is the most successful cross-country program in CIS history, with the most banners captured by a single school. U of G has 17 CIS cross-country banners in all — 10 men’s titles and seven women’s titles.

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