MXC | Voyageurs Finish 8th at Western

MXC | Voyageurs Finish 8th at Western

The Laurentian University women's and men's cross-country running teams competed at the Bill Salter/Western International on the weekend, returning with a 5th and 8th place finishes, respectively.


The men's team was led by Paul Sagriff, who placed 30th with a  time of 25:09 over the 8km course. He was followed by Liam Passi, who placed 46th in 25:32, rookie Eric Gareau who was 55th in 25:45; Caleb Beland who placed 69th in 26:03 and rookie Alexandre Fishbein-Ouimette who rounded out the scoring in 110th with a time of 27:18. Jarod Milford was the displacer, placing 131st in 27:53. Veteran Dylan McKevitt was held out for injury reasons.

"This was a significant improvement for us, both in terms of average time and team place," said coach, Darren Jermyn. "We were 10th last year with 293 points, and 8th this year with 225 points.
Most of the guys ran personal bests over 8km and our two rookies, Eric Gareau and Alexandre Fishbein-Ouimette raced very well. We continue to move in the right direction." 

The next race for both teams is next weekend at the Mike Woods/Geneseo Invitational in Letchworth State Park, New York.

Individual Results - Laurentian Men
30, Paul Sagriff, 25:09
46, Liam Passi, 25:32
55, Eric Gareau, 25:45
69, Caleb Beland, 26:03
110, Alexandre Fishbein-Ouimette, 27:18
131, Jarod Milford, 27:53

Team Results - Men
1 Guelph Gryphons, 34 points
2 McMaster Marauders, 50 
3 Queen's Gaels, 80 
4 Western Mustangs, 118
5 Toronto Varsity Blues, 140 
6 Eastern Michigan Eagles, 142 
7 Windsor Lancers, 181 
8 Laurentian Voyageurs, 225 
9 Laurier Golden Hawks, 253 
10 Brock Badgers, 311
11 Nipissing Lakers, 356
12 Waterloo Warriors, 360
13 Humber Hawks, 401
14 Sheridan Bruins, 407
15 Olivet Comets [Mich], 407