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November 13, 2004
Gryphons win team silvers, gold at cross-country championships
Both the University of Guelphís womenís and menís cross-country teams won silver medals and Gryphon Kristina Rody won an individual gold medal at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) national championships held in Guelph Saturday.
Rody ran the 5K course at the Guelph Lakes Golf and Country Club in 17:01 minutes and earned First Team All-Canadian honours. Earlier this month, she also won the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championship.
Gryphon rookie Megan Brown, the OUA Rookie of the Year, placed eighth overall with a time of 18:05 minutes, earning Second Team All-Canadian status and CIS Rookie of the Year honours. Team-mate Laura Moulton, the silver medal winner at the OUA championships, placed 11th overall and also earned Second Team All-Canadian honours. The womenís team gold medal was won by Dalhousie University.
U of Gís menís team was led by First Team All-Canadian Cleve Thorson who ran the 10 km circuit in 31:49.2 and placed seventh overall. Andre-Paul Baillargeon-Smith was the second Gryphon to cross the finish line in a time of 31:54.6. He placed 10th overall and earned Second Team All-Canadian status. The University of Windsor won the menís team gold medal for the second year in a row.
This was the first time since 1984 that Guelph has hosted the championships. In the past eight years, U of Gís menís team has won four CIS gold medals and two silver medals. The womenís team has won one gold medal, two silver medals and a bronze medal.