X runners claim second place finishes at Acadia meet

Photo courtesy Acadia Communications
Photo courtesy Acadia Communications

Wolfville, NS – The STFX Cross Country program sent a split squad to Wolfville Saturday to compete at the Acadia Invitational meet. Both the X-Women and X-Men teams placed second overall.

Caroline Ash took home top spot, winning the women's 8km race with a time of 31:52 amongst the field of 53 competitors.

Brynn Hebert (32:54) came in 7th spot for a top ten finish and Maya Black (33:42) was 16th.

The X-Women garnered 60 team points in second spot behind Dalhousie with 30 and ahead of third place Acadia with 88.

Also competing for the X-Women were Sarah Watson (34:15) in 22nd, Qunicy Rotsaert-Smith (34:50) in 25th, Jillian Bennett (35:19) in 30th and Paige Quinn (36:43) in 42nd.

The X-Men earned 62 points in their respective second place finish, in between first place Dalhousie with 29 and third place Memorial with 79.

Luke MacDonald was the top X-Men in seventh place with a time of 27:34. Mathew Lawton was 9th, clocking in at 27:39 and Andrew Lupenette (28:13) was 13th. Ben good (28:24) was right beind in 14th position and Noah Proulx (28:54) placed 32nd.

The men's 8km race featured a field of 42 runners.

The STFX squads will be back in action on Saturday, October 7th when they compete at the UNB Invitational in Fredericton.


Recap courtesy Krista McKenna, STFX Athletics