October 7, 2012, Saskatoon, SK – University of Saskatchewan cross country athletes Brittany Elliott and Davis Guenther had top results for their team at the Huskie-hosted 2012 UofS Open in Saskatoon’s Lakewood Park Saturday. As a team, the Huskies’ green team finished second in the women’s team standings among University teams. The Calgary Dinos took the team crown, while the Alberta Pandas finished third followed by the Manitoba Bisons and the Huskies’ white team.
Elliott finished ninth among University athletes in the 4,500-metre run in a time of 16:40. Guenther had the top finish for the Huskies on the men’s side finishing seventh among University athletes in a time of 23:21 in the 7,500-metre race.
Regina Cougar Karissa LePage finished first in the race with a time of 15:40. Calgary Dino Grace Kary finished second at 15:49.
The UofS Open is the second race on the Huskies schedule in 2012 and the second race in a row that the team has brought in strong results.
Other Huskie women’s athletes competing were Rachael Edward (10th; 16:47); Courtney Sjodin (14th; 17:04); Elecktra Charles (16th; 17:14); Shannon McAvoy ( 18th; 17:20); Mackenzie Chartier (22nd; 17:36); Chelsey Bilan (30th; 18:09); Tenille Gering (34th; 18:37); Cara Wirachosky (36th; 18:52); Sarah Champagne (39th; 19:01); Tye Buettner (40th; 19:02); Leah Beech (41st;19:03); Amanda Regnier (42nd; 19:10); Sonia Reese (43rd; 19:22); Ronelle Calver (47th; 20:08);
On the men’s side, Regina Cougar Kelly Wiebe won the race clocking in at 21:48. Manitoba Bison Sam Vincent finished second at 22:48, followed by Calgary’s Brad Bickley in third at 22:45.
Calgary also took the team title on the men’s side. The Regina Cougars were second, followed by the Alberta Golden Bears, Saskatchewan Huskies and Manitoba Bisons.
Other Huskie men’s athletes competing were Robert Bigsby (9th, 23:37); Taryn Heidecker (16th; 24:26); Regan Silverside (28th; 25:06); Riley Magee (32nd; 25:28); Reid Balazantis (35th, 25:58); Mackenzie Dawson (37th, 26:31); Emmett Harrison (39th, 26:41) and Graeme Harrison (44th, 27:08).
The Huskies race again on October 27 in the Stewart Cup. It is the final race before the Canada West/CIS Championship on November 10 hosted by Western University.