McGill runner Flynn named athlete of the year, wins cross-country crown at RSEQ conference championships

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Jullien Flynn (centre) is crowned at the 2014 RSEQ cross-country champion of the women

Jullien Flynn (centre) is crowned at the 2014 RSEQ cross-country champion of the women’s division


GRAND MERE, Que — Jullien Flynn, a distance runner from McGill University, won the women’s individual title and was named as the Quebec conference cross-country athlete of the year at the RSEQ championships, held Saturday, at the Club de golf de Grand Mere.

COMPLETE RESULTS

Flynn, who also merited all-star honours, became the first McGill runner to win the league’s individual title since Jessica Porfilio in 2012. The 21-year-old biology senior from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., was first of 59 women entered in the competition, completing the six-kilometre loop in 22 minutes, 12 seconds, some three seconds ahead of Laval’s Marguerite Plante-Dube. Laval teammate Frederique Latraverse claimed bronze, crossing the finish line in 22:18.

Laval’s Charles Philibert-Thiboutot was declared the men’s champion after completing the 10k race in 30:25. Joing him on the podium was UQTR’s Stephan St-Martin (31:26) and Laval’s Nicolas Morin (31:34).

In team scoring, McGill finished second to Laval in both the men’s and women’s divisions. The Rouge et Or women scored 22 points to win the RSEQ banner, finishing ahead of McGill (60), Sherbrooke (81), UQTR (103), Concordia (154), UQAM (160) and UQAC (168).

On the men’s side, Laval tallied 19 points to out-distance McGill (57), Sherbrooke (92), UQTR (120), Concordia (151), UQAC (151) and UQAM (171).

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RSEQ WOMEN’S DIVISION RSEQ MEN’S DIVISION
2014 RSEQ ALL-STAR TEAM 2014 RSEQ ALL-STAR TEAM
Jullien Flynn, McGill Charles Philibert-Thiboutot, Laval
Marguerite Plante-Dubé, Laval Stéphan St-Martin, UQTR
Frédérique Latraverse, Laval Nicolas Morin, Laval
Francesca Bernatchez, Laval Alexandre Ricard, Laval
Sarah Bergeron-Larouche, UQTR Benjamin Raymond, Laval
Laurence Côté, Laval Dany Racine, Laval
Valérie Bélanger, Laval Alexis Lavoie Gilbert, Laval
ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: ATHLETE OF THE YEAR:
Jullien Flynn, McGill Charles Philibert-Thiboutot, Laval
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:
Francesca Bernatchez, Laval Stéphan St-Martin, UQTR
COACH OF THE YEAR: COACH OF THE YEAR:
Félix-Antoine Lapointe, Laval Félix-Antoine Lapointe, Laval
LEADERSHIP & ACADEMICS AWARD: LEADERSHIP & ACADEMICS AWARD:
(no recipient) Alexandre Candau, Concordia

 

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