FREDERICTON, NB - Michelle Reddy (Sarnia, ON), of the Dalhousie Tigers, was first across the line in today's Atlantic University Sport women's cross country season-opener.
Reddy won the UNB-STU Invitational in a time of 23:40. Universite de Moncton's Carol-Ann MacDonald ran second, in 23:49, and Acadia's Katie Robinson was third.
"I kept it comfortable for about the first 5K, then just brought it in from there," said race winner Reddy. "It was the first run of the season, we keep it pretty relaxed, so it was nice to get out there and treat it as a workout."
Catherine Thompson was the top X-Women finisher, crossing the line in fourth place, in a time of 23:56. Liz MacDonald was right behind her in fifth place at 23:59.
The StFX X-Women took first place in the team event with 39 points, over Acadia (53) and Dalhousie (57).
Zoe Johnston was 11th with a 24:54 clocking, followed by Hana Marmura (13th, 25:05) and Ashley Robson (15th, 25:14). Jane Hergett (26:21) and Eilidh MacDonald (28:43) also competed for the X-Women in Fredericton in the field of 64.
Next on the AUS schedule for the X-Women is the SMU/DAL Invitational in Halifax on Saturday, September 23rd.
CLICK HERE for X-Men cross country recap
Courtesy Andy Campbell, UNB Athletics