Cross-Country Teams Win Gold at National Championships

November 10, 2012 - 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 held today in London.

The women's squad won its eighth straight team title, and the men's team earned its seventh consecutive banner. Guelph has the most successful cross-country program in CIS history, with the most banners – 21- captured by a single school.

In the women’s five kilometre event, five of the top eight runners were from U of G, with Andrea Seccafien winning the individual gold medal with a time of 17:23.4, and Carise Thompson capturing the silver medal, 17:30.7. Madeline Yungblut, who placed sixth with a time of 17:36.2, was named Rookie of the Year.

Guelph fared just as well in the men’s 10-kilometre event placing second, third and fourth. Guelph’s Ross Proudfoot took the silver medal in 31:05.4, with teammate Aaron Hendrikx winning bronze in 31:09.4.

Head coach Dave Scott-Thomas was named both the CIS men’s and women’s coach of the year for the second straight season.

“We were really confident; we’ve been good all season and tend to peak really well. Monday night about midway through the workout we just hit this space where you could really see we’re going to nail it. It was terrific,” he said.

The top seven finishers in the women's and men's races earn first-team all-Canadian status. Complete results are available online.

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