Nov 08, 2014

ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland – On a wildly windy day, Trinity Western’s Joel De Schiffart (Nanaimo, B.C.) led the way for the Spartans men’s cross country team as he finished ninth overall at the CIS national championships to help TWU to a seventh place finish overall Saturday at the Pippy Park Golf Course.

Complete Results.

As a team, the Spartans finished exactly as they did last year as their seventh place finish equalized their 2013 result as did their second place result within Canada West.

De Schiffart’s time of 34.25.8 earned him a CIS Second Team All-Canadian honour and a Canada West First Team All-Star nod. He is the first Spartans male cross country athlete to be named to a CIS All-Canadian.

Declan White (South Surrey, B.C.), who finished 17th overall in 35:12.7 earned a Canada West First Team All-Star nod and Blair Johnston (White Rock, B.C.), who finished 35th overall in 35:37.7, was named a Canada West Second Team All-Star.

This year’s results mark the first time TWU has put three male athletes on the Canada West all-star teams.

TWU Results
9th – Joel De Schiffart – 34:25.8
17th – Declan White – 35:12.7
35th – Blair Johnston – 35:37.7
53rd – Mihai Prajea – 36:06.8
74th – Caleb de Jong – 37:10.9
99th – Adam Marshall – 38:12.4
102nd – Tyler de Jong – 38:52.0


Team standings
1. Guelph, 27 points
2. Victoria, 103
3. Laval, 131
4. McMaster, 144
5. Windsor, 148
6. Lakehead, 153
7. Trinity Western, 178
8. Calgary, 186
9. StFX, 220
10. Queen’s, 229
11. Dalhousie, 284
12. Regina, 305
13. Western, 328
14. Manitoba, 343
15. Saskatchewan, 430
16. Memorial, 471
17. Thompson Rivers, 538

Individual honours
Athlete of the year: Ross Proudfoot, Guelph
Rookie of the year: Russell Pennock, Calgary
Student-Athlete Community Service Award: Mihai Prajea, Trinity Western
Coach of the year: Dave Scott Thomas, Guelph

First All-Canadians (top 7 finishers)
1. Ross Proudfoot, Guelph, 33:47.2
2. Tristan Woodfine, Guelph, 33:54.8
3. Charles Philibert-Thiboutot, Laval, 34:04.2
4. Dlyan Brown, Lakehead, 34:06.8
5. Yves Sikubwabo, Guelph 34:06.9
6. Aaron Hendrikx, Guelph, 34:08.8
7. Ryan Cassidy, Victoria, 34:10.0

Second All-Canadians (finishers 8-14)
8. Matt Johnson, Regina, 34:19.1
9. Joel De Schiffart, Trinity Western, 34:25.8
10. Alex Wilkie, Queen’s, 34:29.4
11. Olivier Collin, Victoria, 34:30.7
12. Matt McNeil, Dalhousie, 34:32.3
13. Christian Gravel, Guelph, 34:57.2
14. Alexandre Ricard, Laval, 35:02.4

Canada West Results

Team Standings
1. Victoria, 37
2. Trinity Western, 62
3. Calgary, 67
4. Regina, 118
5. Manitoba, 119
6. Saskatchewan, 170
7. Thompson Rivers, 238
MacEwan, 4 finishers
Alberta, 2 finishers

Athlete of the Year: Ryan Cassidy, Victoria
Rookie of the Year: Russell Pennock, Calgary
Student-Athlete of the Year: Mihai Prajea, Trinity Western
Coach of the Year: Brent Fougner, Victoria

Canada West Men’s All-Stars

First Team All-Stars
Ryan Cassidy, Victoria
Matt Johnson, Regina
Joel Deshiffart, Trinity Western
Olivier Collin, Victoria
Thomas Riva, Victoria
Declan White, Trinity Western
Roman Justinen, Calgary

Second Team All-Stars
Russell Pennock, Calgary
Willie Madsen, Alberta
Gareth Hadfield, Calgary
Adam Strueby, Regina
Blair Johnson, Trinity Western
Jackson Bocksnick, Victoria
Cole Peterson, Victoria


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