MXC | Sagriff Leads Men to 13th Place Finish

MXC | Sagriff Leads Men to 13th Place Finish

The Laurentian cross-country running teams raced at the U SPORTS National championships this weekend. Running in cold weather and winds gusting to 70km/hour on Kingston's Fort Henry course, the women's team tied a school record by placing 10th, matching their national ranking and finishing as the third OUA squad across the line. The men placed a surprise 13th in only the fourth season since their reinstatement. They entered the contest ranked 16th in the country.


Paul Sagriff led the men's team with a 39th-place finish in a time of 32:34 over the 10km course. Liam Passi placed 41st in 32:37; Caleb Beland was 94thh in 33:45; Dylan McKevitt was 100th in 34:02 and Eric Gareau completed the scoring by placing 111th in a time of 34:23. Displacers were Alexandre Fishbein-Ouimette, who placed 132nd in 35:30 and Jarod Milford who was 153rd in 37:50.


"This is a gritty, dedicated group of guys, and to improve from reinstatement to the national stage in only four years is exceptional" said coach, Darren Jermyn. "And things should keep improving. This entire squad should be back next year."


This concludes the 2018 cross-country season. The teams now begin a short recovery phase before joining their indoor-track teammates at practice.


Individual Results – Laurentian – 10km

39, Paul Sagriff, 32:34

41, Liam Passi, 32:37

94, Caleb Beland, 33:45

100, Dylan McKevitt, 34:02

111, Eric Gareau, 34:23

132, Alexandre Fishbein-Ouimette, 35:30

153, Jarod Milford, 37:50


Team Scores - Men

1. Calgary, 75 points

2. Guelph, 89

3. McMaster, 94

4. Laval, 131

5. Queen's, 149

6. Western, 173

7. UBC, 235

8. Trinity Western, 8

9. Victoria, 243

10. Toronto,279

11. Manitoba, 331

12. St. Francis Xavier,  334

13. Laurentian, 385

14. Alberta, 14

15. Sherbrooke, 15

16. Regina, 540

17. Laurier, 541

18. UQAM, 650

19. Montreal, 700

Partial teams: Concordia, Dalhousie, Lakehead, MacEwan, McGill, Ottawa, Saskatchewan, St. Mary, Thomson Rivers, UBC Okanagan, New Brunswick, UQTR, Waterloo, Windsor