Buoyed by strong conference finish, Huskies head to national championship

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The University of Saskatchewan Huskies women’s cross country team will go up against the best of the best when they compete at the U SPORTS National Championships in Kingston, Ont. on November 9.

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The Huskies will enter the event with momentum on their side, having finished third as a team at the newly-resurrected Canada West cross country championships two weeks ago. Standout Courtney Hufsmith finished second in the race, crossing the line just two-tenths of a second behind the gold medal winner despite that being her first race of the season. Also shining on the day was rookie Kaitlyn Harrison who crossed the line seventh to earn Canada West First Team All-Star honours alongside Hufsmith.

The women will run 8 km starting at noon on a course that winds around Fort Henry’s lawns and trails.

Saskatchewan Huskies Championship Preview

2019 CW finish: 3rd (women’s)
2018 U SPORTS finish: 17th (women’s)

Last CW championship / total CW championships:
MEN: 1969 / 2
WOMEN: 2011 2nd place / 4 times 2nd

Last U SPORTS championship / total U SPORTS championships: Year / #
MEN: 1969 / 1
WOMEN: 1997 3rd / 1 time

Returning top finishers
Courtney Hufsmith – 11th, 29:00.4.
Courntey Moffatt – 59th, 30:53.0

Key Additions 
Kaitlyn Harrison / 1st-year / Lumsden, Sask
Allison Grajczyk-Jelinski / 1st-year / Moose Jaw, Sask.

HUSKIES U SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP ROSTER
Courtney Hufsmith
Courtney Moffatt
Hillary Mehlhorn
Natalia Bidulka
Kaitlyn Harrison
Allison Grajczyk-Jelinski
Jaira Cross Child