Rookie Hegland leads Vikes women at B.C. Championship

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By Ali Lee, 

(ISN) – VICTORIA, B.C. – The University of Victoria Vikes women’s cross-country team were led by first year Chloe Hegland at this year’s B.C. cross-country championship. Hegland was the highest finishing Vike in seventh place in a time of 21:40.16 in the women’s 6-km race at Clearbrook Park in Abbotsford, B.C. on Oct. 25.


Fourth-year Vike Shauna McInnis finished close behind in eighth place in 21:46.67. Vikes Emma Bibault, Rachel Francois, Nicole Soderberg and Brittany King took 12th to 15th place.

Sarah Inglis, of Trinity Western, was the first to cross the line in 20:36.09. Team mate Alison Jackson was second in 20:44.40, while former Guelph stand out Lindsay Carson was third in 20:53.83. The Spartans went on to sweep fourth and fifth spot by Fiona Benson and Regan Yee. Trinity Western ranked second in the CIS Top-10 polls this past week, while Guelph is ranked first.

The Vikes women will regroup before heading off to the CIS national championship on Nov. 8 in St. John’s, Newfoundland. This week the Vikes were ranked No. 6 in the CIS Top-10 polls and will battle the Spartans and Alberta for the Canada West crown.

Women’s Results (6-km)
7th – Chloe Hegland (21:40.16)
8th – Shauna McInnis (21:46.67)
12th – Emma Bibault (22:06.04)
13th – Rachel Francois (22:08.26)
14th – Nicole Soderberg (22:24.48)
15th – Brittany King (22:32.28)