The 21-year-old biology senior from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., was first of 47 women entered in the university scoring, completing the 4.5-kilometre loop in 16 minutes, 33 seconds, some seven seconds ahead of Laval’s Marguerite Plante-Dube (16:40). Sherbrooke’s Gabrielle Desharnais-Prefontaine claimed bronze, crossing the finish line in 16:49.
On the men’s side, it was a podium sweep for Laval, with Benjamin Raymond was declared the men’s champion after completing the 7.5km race in 24:03 to finish first of 41 entries. Joining him on the podium were teammates Alex Ricard (24:21) and Antoine Thibault (24:37).
In team scoring, McGill finished second to Laval in both the men’s and women’s divisions. The Rouge et Or women scored 24 points, finishing ahead of McGill (60), Sherbrooke (74), UQTR (115), Concordia (131), UQAM (153) and UQAC (166).
On the men’s side, Laval tallied 15 points to claim bragging rights, outdistancing McGill (64), Sherbrooke (83), Concordia (102), UQAC (130) and UQAM (135).
McGill will compete next at the St.FX interlocking meet in Antigonish, N.S., Oct. 11.
McGill Sports Info Office