Two University of Saskatchewan cross country athletes finished in the top five racers at the annual Huskie U of S Open in Saskatoon’s Victoria Park Saturday.
Rookie Shayna Uhryn finished second in a time of 22.55, clocking in just 100th of a second behind the top finisher in the six-kilometre race. Fifth-year Brooke Mentanko crossed the finish line fourth with a time of 23.29.
MacEwan Griffin Hannah Leggatt finished first in the race at 22.54, while Nicole Soderberg of the Alberta Pandas rounded out the podium in third at 23.21.
Russell Pennock (Calgary Dinos) won the men’s eight-kilometre race in a time of 25.44. Regina Cougar Adam Strueby finished second at 25.49 and Alberta Golden Bear Kieran McDonald third at 25.52. Robert Bigsby had the top finish for the Huskie men’s team in a time of 26.51 to finish 15th.
Calgary came in first in the team standings on the men’s side, while the Alberta Pandas finished in the women’s team standings. The Huskie women finished second, while the men were sixth.
The Huskies compete in the Stewart Cup on October 29th. The Stewart Cup will be the final preparation for the CIS and Canada West Championship on November 12.