Cross-Country Teams Win Gold

November 11, 2013 - Campus Bulletin

The University of Guelph women's and men's cross-country squads once again swept the team titles at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships Saturday in London, Ont.

The women's squad won its ninth straight team title, and the men's team earned its eighth consecutive banner. Guelph has the most successful cross-country program in CIS history, with the most banners – 23 – captured by a single school.

Gryphon Aaron Hendrikx won the individual gold medal in the men’s 10-kilometre race (30:49.3). It was Guelph’s fifth individual title in the last six years. Gryphon Tristan Woodfine won silver (30:51.1), and Guelph had six runners in the top 13.

In the women’s six-kilometre race, the Gryphons placed seven runners in the top 14, including Carise Thompson, who won the silver medal (21:08.8). Rookie of the year went to Heather Petrick, who placed fourth (21:17.6).

Guelph head coach David Scott-Thomas was named the CIS men’s coach of the year for the third straight season.

“Every team is unique, and every time we come out to race, it is the most exciting thing we have ever been involved in,” said Scott-Thomas. “We go through this journey together as a team, and there is no better way to finish the year.”

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