Guelph sweeps team titles for eighth straight year

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November 9, 2013, LONDON, Ont. (ISN) – The University of Guelph claimed both the women’s and men’s titles at the 2013 CIS cross-country championships, marking the eighth consecutive year the Gryphons have captured both banners. The race was held at London’s Thames Valley Golf Course.

It was the ninth consecutive banner performance for the Guelph women and the eighth straight for the men’s squad, extending their own CIS records. The Gryphons have now racked up 23 team titles in their prestigious history, also a CIS mark, 10 more than Victoria.

“Every team is unique and every time we come out to race it is the most exciting thing we have ever been involved in,” said Guelph head coach David Scott-Thomas. “We go through this journey together as a team and there is no better way to finish the year.”

In individual competition, Queen’s University’s Julie-Anne Staehli (20:51.4) captured the women’s gold medal in the six-kilometre event, while Aaron Hendrikx (30:49.3) of Guelph took top spot in the men’s 10-kilometre race. Staehli’s victory marks the first time since 2003 that a Golden Gael took home an individual championship (Beth Wightman, 2003), while Hendrikx’s victory is Guelph’s fifth individual title in the last six years.

In the women’s race, the Gryphons placed seven runners in the top 14 and finished with 31 points. The Gryphons’ top finisher was Carise Thompson (21:08.8), who finished in second position. Western University finished second in the team standings with 89 points and had two runners finish in the top 11, including Amanda Truelove, who finished sixth (21:26.4). Queen’s University finished third with 112 points on the strength of Staehli’s first-place finish and a bronze medal showing by Victoria Coates (21:09.1).

“I didn’t know what to expect coming in to the race, but the good weather helped with the result.” said Staehli, who finished second to Coates at the Ontario University Athletics championship. “Victoria and I trained together all season and we have a tremendous push-pull relationship. It is a great way to finish the year.”

The women’s Coach of the Year award went to Western’s Bob Vigars, who led the Mustangs to a second place finished in the last race of his coaching career, which spanned more than 40 years.

On the men’s side, Guelph runners took first and second, placed three runners in the top four and had six in the top 13 to finish with 22 points. Tristan Woodfine (30:51.1) chased Hendrikx down the home stretch and earned a silver medal for the Gryphons, while Laval’s Charles Philibert-Thiboutout (31:01.8) picked up a bronze medal in third spot and anchored his team to a third-place finish overall with 91 points. The University of Windsor placed second overall with 87 points, led by Nick Falk (31:48.8), who finished ninth overall.

“Every year I am focused on trying to build on the success of the previous year,” said Hendrikx, who finished third at the 2012 championships. “We have such a strong training environment and we push each other every day to get better.”

Guelph’s David Scott-Thomas was named both the CIS men’s coach of the year for the third straight season.

Complete results: http://english.cis-sic.ca/championships/xc/2013/files/sched_results 

WOMEN’S RESULTS (6 km)

Team standings

  • 1. Guelph – 31 points
  • 2. Western – 89 points
  • 3. Queen’s – 112 points
  • 4. Trinity Western – 129 points
  • 5. Toronto – 145 points
  • 6. McMaster – 189 points
  • 7. McGill – 197 points
  • 8. Victoria – 201 points
  • 9. Windsor – 253 points
  • 10. Calgary – 296 points
  • 11. Waterloo – 322 points
  • 12. Dalhousie – 340 points
  • 13. Laurentian – 345 points
  • 14. Sherbrooke – 358 points
  • 15. Regina – 366 points
  • 16. Manitoba – 379 points
  • 17. Laval – 416 points
  • 18. Concordia – 462 points

Individual honours

Athlete of the year: Julie-Anne Staehli, Queen’s

Rookie of the year: Heather Petrick, Guelph

Student-Athlete Community Service Award: Marie-Elen Côté, UQTR

Coach of the year: Bob Vigars, Western

First All-Canadians (top 7 finishers)

  • 1. Julie-Anne Staehli, Queen’s, 20:51.4
  • 2. Carise Thompson, Guelph, 21:08.8
  • 3. Victoria Coates, Queen’s, 21:09.1
  • 4. Heather Petrick, Guelph, 21:17.6
  • 5. Alison Jackson, Trinity Western, 21:25.1
  • 6. Amanda Truelove, Western, 21:26.4
  • 7. Madeline Yungblut, Guelph, 21:28.4

Second All-Canadians (finishers 8-14)

  • 8. Genevieve Lalonde, Guelph, 21:40.8
  • 9. Colleen Hennessy, Toronto, 21:59.6
  • 10. Katrina Allison, Guelph, 22:00.4
  • 11. Grace Kary, Western, 22:02.9
  • 12. Joanna Brown, Guelph, 22:12.9
  • 13. Robyn Mildren, Guelph, 22:13.9
  • t-14. Danielle Thiel, Lakehead, 22:19.4
  • t-14. Rebekah Sass, Manitoba, 22:19.4

MEN’S RESULTS (10 km)

Team standings

  • 1. Guelph, 22 points
  • 2. Windsor, 87 points
  • 3. Laval, 91 points
  • 4. McMaster, 114 points
  • 5. Queen’s, 140 points
  • 6. Victoria, 141 points
  • 7. Trinity Western, 214 points
  • 8. Manitoba, 281 points
  • 9. Regina, 282 points
  • 10. Western, 288 points
  • 11. St. FX, 302 points
  • 12. Toronto, 321 points
  • 13. Calgary, 331 points
  • 14. Alberta, 334 points
  • 15. Waterloo, 367 points
  • 16. Laurier, 386
  • 17. Saskatchewan, 403
  • 18. Concordia, 522

Individual honours

Athlete of the year: Aaron Hendrikx, Guelph

Rookie of the year: Tristan Woodfine, Guelph

Student-Athlete Community Service Award: Kyle Irvine, Victoria

Coach of the year: David Scott-Thomas, Guelph

First All-Canadians (top 7 finishers)

  • 1. Aaron Hendrikx, Guelph, 30:49.3
  • 2. Tristan Woodfine, Guelph, 30:51.1
  • 3. Charles Philibert-Thiboutot, Laval, 31:01.8
  • 4. Andrew Nixon, Guelph, 31:04.8
  • 5. Matthew Johnson, Regina, 31:21.8
  • 6. Ryan Cassidy, Victoria, 31:25.6
  • 7. Ross Proudfoot, Guelph, 31:29.6

Second All-Canadians (finishers 8-14)

  • 8. Yves Sikubwabo, Guelph, 31 :35.9
  • 9. Nick Falk, Windsor, 31:48.8
  • 10. Lionel Sanders, McMaster, 31:52.8
  • 11. Blair Morgan, McMaster, 31:54.3
  • 12. Paul Janikowski, Windsor, 31:55.3
  • 13. Christian Gravel, Guelph, 32:11.8
  • 14. Emmanuel Boisvert, Laval, 32:12.8

ALL-TIME TEAM CHAMPIONS

Women

  • 2013 Guelph (at Western)
  • 2012 Guelph (at Western)
  • 2011 Guelph (at Laval)
  • 2010 Guelph (at Sherbrooke)
  • 2009 Guelph (at Queen’s)
  • 2008 Guelph (at Laval)
  • 2007 Guelph (at Victoria)
  • 2006 Guelph (at Laval)
  • 2005 Guelph (at Dalhousie)
  • 2004 Dalhousie (at Guelph)
  • 2003 Calgary (at Moncton)
  • 2002 Toronto (at Western)
  • 2001 Victoria (at Sherbrooke)
  • 2000 Victoria (at Toronto)
  • 1999 Victoria (at RMC / Queen’s)
  • 1998 Victoria (at Waterloo)
  • 1997 Guelph (at Western)
  • 1996 Waterloo (at McGill)
  • 1995 Windsor (at Western)
  • 1994 Victoria (at Western)
  • 1993 Calgary (at Dalhousie)
  • 1992 Calgary (at McGill)
  • 1991 Toronto (at Victoria)
  • 1990 Western (at Ottawa)
  • 1989 Western (at UBC)
  • 1988 Western (at Laval)
  • 1987 Victoria (at Victoria)
  • 1986 Victoria (at Western)
  • 1985 Victoria (at Sherbrooke)
  • 1984 Western (at Guelph)
  • 1983 Western (at Laurentian)
  • 1982 Western (at Laurentian)
  • 1981 Western (at Lethbridge)
  • 1980 Victoria (at Guelph)

Men

  • 2013 Guelph (at Western)
  • 2012 Guelph (at Western)
  • 2011 Guelph (at Laval)
  • 2010 Guelph (at Sherbrooke)
  • 2009 Guelph (at Queen’s)
  • 2008 Guelph (at Laval)
  • 2007 Guelph (at Victoria)
  • 2006 Guelph (at Laval)
  • 2005 Windsor (at Dalhousie)
  • 2004 Windsor (at Guelph)
  • 2003 Windsor (at Moncton)
  • 2002 Guelph (at Western)
  • 2001 Guelph (at Sherbrooke)
  • 2000 Guelph (at Toronto)
  • 1999 Guelph (at RMC / Queen’s)
  • 1998 Windsor (at Waterloo)
  • 1997 Victoria (at Western)
  • 1996 Victoria (at McGill)
  • 1995 Victoria (at Western)
  • 1994 Victoria (at Western)
  • 1993 UBC (at Dalhousie)
  • 1992 Sherbrooke (at McGill)
  • 1991 Toronto (at Victoria)
  • 1990 Ottawa (at Ottawa)
  • 1989 Manitoba (at UBC)
  • 1988 Manitoba (at Laval)
  • 1987 Ottawa (at Victoria)
  • 1986 Ottawa (at Western)
  • 1985 Western (at Sherbrooke)
  • 1984 Queen’s (at Guelph)
  • 1983 Queen’s (at Laurentian)
  • 1982 Toronto (at Laurentian)
  • 1981 Queen’s (at Lethbridge)
  • 1980 Alberta (at Guelph)
  • 1979 Queen’s (at Toronto)
  • 1978 Toronto (at Toronto)
  • 1977 Toronto (at Queen’s)
  • 1976 Western (at Guelph)
  • 1975 Toronto (at Victoria)
  • 1974 Toronto (at Guelph)
  • 1973 OUAA All-Stars (at RMC / Queen’s)
  • 1972 OUAA All-Stars (at RMC)
  • 1971 Western (at UNB)
  • 1970 Western (at UBC)
  • 1969 Guelph (at MacDonald)
  • 1968 Saskatchewan (at Dalhousie)
  • 1967 Toronto (at Guelph)
  • 1966 Toronto (at Guelph)
  • 1965 Toronto (at Guelph)
  • 1964 Manitoba (at Guelph)
  • 1963 McMaster (at Guelph)

ALL-TIME INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS

Women

  • 2013 Julie-Anne Staehli, Queen’s
  • 2012 Andrea Seccafien, Guelph
  • 2011 Geneviève Lalonde, Guelph
  • 2010 Jessica Pearo, McMaster
  • 2009 Megan Brown, Toronto
  • 2008 Megan Brown, Toronto
  • 2007 Lindsay Carson, Guelph
  • 2006 Megan Brown, Toronto
  • 2005 Beth Wightman, Toronto
  • 2004 Kristina Rody, Guelph
  • 2003 Beth Wightman, Queen’s
  • 2002 Sarah Dillabaugh, Ottawa
  • 2001 Beth Wightman, Queen’s
  • 2000 Debbie Buhlers, Waterloo
  • 1999 Teresa Duck, Western
  • 1998 Nathalie Côté, Ottawa
  • 1997 Nathalie Côté, Ottawa
  • 1996 Nathalie Côté, Ottawa
  • 1995 Missy McCleary, Windsor
  • 1994 Linda Thyer, McGill
  • 1993 Lisa Harvey, Calgary
  • 1992 Lisa Harvey, Calgary
  • 1991 Anna Gunasekera, Victoria
  • 1990 Anna Gunasekera, Victoria
  • 1989 Lucy Smith, Dalhousie
  • 1988 Lucy Smith, Dalhousie
  • 1987 Brenda Shackleton, Victoria
  • 1986 Brenda Shackleton, Victoria
  • 1985 Brenda Shackleton, Victoria
  • 1984 Jill Purola, Western
  • 1983 Sylvia Ruegger, Guelph
  • 1982 Nancy Rooks, York
  • 1981 Anne-Marie Malone, Queen’s
  • 1980 Sylvia Ruegger, Guelph

Men

  • 2013 Aaron Hendrikx, Guelph
  • 2012 Kelly Wiebe, Regina
  • 2011 Andrew Nixon, Guelph
  • 2010 Kyle Boorsma, Guelph
  • 2009 Matt Brunsting, Guelph
  • 2008 Matt Brunsting, Guelph
  • 2007 Alex Genest, Sherbrooke
  • 2006 Geoffrey Kerr, Calgary
  • 2005 Cristiano Mauricio, Windsor
  • 2004 Cristiano Mauricio, Windsor
  • 2003 Eric Gillis, StFX
  • 2002 Jamie Epp, Saskatchewan
  • 2001 Jerry Ziak, Victoria
  • 2000 Jamie Epp, Saskatchewan
  • 1999 Graham Cocksedge, Victoria
  • 1998 Jeremy Deere, Calgary
  • 1997 Guy Schultz, Western
  • 1996 Éric Jobin, Sherbrooke
  • 1995 Jeff Schiebler, UBC
  • 1994 Joël Bourgeois, Moncton
  • 1993 Brendan Matthias, Toronto
  • 1992 Graeme Fell, UBC
  • 1991 Brendan Matthias, Toronto
  • 1990 John Halvorsen, Ottawa
  • 1989 Richard Charrette, Ottawa
  • 1988 John Halvorsen, Ottawa
  • 1987 John Halvorsen, Ottawa
  • 1986 John Halvorsen, Ottawa
  • 1985 Bob Rice, Ottawa
  • 1984 Paul McCloy, Memorial
  • 1983 Paul McCloy, Memorial
  • 1982 Brian Rhodes, Alberta
  • 1981 Paul McCloy, Memorial
  • 1980 Paul Williams, Toronto
  • 1979 Peter Butler, Calgary
  • 1978 Paul Williams, Toronto
  • 1977 Paul Williams, Guelph
  • 1976 Brian Stride, Brock
  • 1975 Joe Sax, Western
  • 1974 John Sharp, Toronto
  • 1973 John Sharp, Toronto
  • 1972 Rick Munro, Dalhousie
  • 1971 Grant McLaren, Western
  • 1970 Dave Smith, York
  • 1969 Grant McLaren, Guelph
  • 1968 Dave Smith, York
  • 1967 David Bailey, Toronto
  • 1966 David Bailey, Toronto
  • 1965 Jerome Drayton, Toronto
  • 1964 Chris Williamson, UNB
  • 1963 Bruce Kidd, Toronto

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