Update: Canadian Cross Country Championships

November 20, 2013 1

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New registrations have been confirmed for several competitive athletes who are taking in the 2013 Canadian Cross Country Championships, since having been reported here last week: Senior Men’s and Senior Women’s, previews.

Four athletes in particular will be make the men’s senior race even more exciting than it already is expected to be. Kip Kangogo, who finished second at the 2013 GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon on October 13th in 2:15:35 will toe-the-line. Kangogo’s performance in Victoria is the third fastest time for the marathon course and is a new personal best. Kangogo experienced success in cross-country with Lethbridge College and Brigham Young University; he will be a threat for the top-5 and potentially the win.

Three other athletes who are evenly matched will battle it out in the men’s senior race, there are two former University of Victoria athletes Kristopher Swanson – who competed in the 2013 IAAF World Mountain Running Championships – as well as Clifford Childs former team captain are competing. To round out the three Ryan Brockerville of Point Grey Track and Field Club will be racing as well. Childs and Swanson have 10km personal bests of 30:09 and 30:39, respectively. While Brockerville’s 5000 metre personal best is 14:49 to Childs’ 14:19 and Swanson’s 15:23. Meanwhile Kangogo has run as fast as 28:10 for 10km.

Jeremiah Ziak’s decision to run is interesting, as he has run nearly as fast as any of the competitors. At 37-years-of-age, he is not too old to do it again, but his personal bests are aging. He has run the 10000 metres in 29:25 and the 5000 metres in 13:56:12. Likewise, Vancouver’s Richard Mosley owns a few solid, but aging personal bests including having run 29:36.52 for 10000m and owns a 14:04.72 5000m best time. Aaron Hendrikx is another athlete who has a competitive 5000m best which is 14:11.16. The field from 10th to 20th will likely finish very close together.

Jessica O’Connell is a competitive addition to the field, with her new personal best this year over 5000m, which is 15:50.65. She also won a couple Saucony Alberta Cross Country series races this year.

Can a professional triathlete compete with runners? Not so far however, Lisa Mensink will compete at nationals. Her personal bests are difficult to source, but she has run the Sun Run in 34:45 – not a top-5 type performance, she may get into the top-15 on November 30th.

Several former and current University of Victoria Vike athletes in both the men’s and women’s races are signed up. This may be an opportunity to finish the 2013 cross-country season on a high note as both teams did not perform to expectations at the 2013 CIS Cross Country Championships – although they both did repeat as Canada West champs.

Earlier this week it was reported that Lanni Marchant is going to compete in the women’s senior race. She is registered however, she told Athletics Illustrated, “I am very sure I am not going to compete. My season has to end eventually.” Marchant is competing at the 2013 Chiba Ekiden in Chiba, Japan this Saturday.

Event: Men’s 10k
Name Category Team
Searle, Ian
Senior
PIHR (BC)
Norminton, Matthew
Senior
RRAC (AB)
Smith, Jacob
Senior
BLEG (ON)
*Browne, Nick
Senior
VFAC (BC)
Galea, Matthew
Senior
CALT (AB)
Senior
PIHR (BC)
Hadfield, Gareth
Senior
CALT (AB)
Hofbauer, Trevor
Senior
UNAB (AB)
Fleming, Thomas
Senior
RRAC (AB)
Senior
RRAC (AB)
Gallagher, Corey
Senior
CATC (MB)
*Byles, Adam
Senior
UNBC (BC)
Roots, Logan
Senior
PIHR (BC)
Monds, Jevin
Senior
RRAC (AB)
Boisvert, Emmanuel
Senior
CAUL (QC)
Larouche, Anthony
Senior
CAUL (QC)
Laflamme, Pier-Olivier
Senior
CNOR (QC)
Philibert-Thiboutot, Charles
Senior
CAUL (QC)
Raymond, Benjamin
Senior
CADL (QC)
Nicholson, Drew
Senior
VFAC (BC)
Machuga, John
Senior
OKRC (BC)
Cook, Jack
Senior
FTRS (AB)
Inhaber, Josh
Senior
UNAB (AB)
Reid, Geoffrey
Senior
UNBC (BC)
Senior
LRDC (ON)
Smith, Brent
Senior
LRDC (ON)
Cochrane, Paul
Senior
LRDC (ON)
O’neill, Kyle
Senior
LRDC (ON)
Stacey, Adam
Senior
LRDC (ON)
Williams, Jack
Senior
OATF (BC)
Hashi, Hussein
Senior
CTAC (ON)
Khan, Saheed
Senior
CTAC (ON)
*Weidman, Aaron
Senior
VFAC (BC)
Senior
LEGA (AB)
De Vries, Christopher
Senior
LEGA (AB)
Duce, Tyler
Senior
MACT (AB)
McDonald, Brady
Senior
MACT (AB)
Huebsch, Timothy
Senior
PTGR (BC)
Petrcich, Bill
Senior
UNON (ON)
Senior
URTC (SK)
Senior
PTGR (BC)
Hunt, Theo
Senior
PTGR (BC)
Senior
PTGR (BC)
Senior
CTC1 (BC)
Senior
PIHR (BC)
Senior
PTGR (BC)
*Bourdel, Anthony
Senior
VFAC (BC)
Senior
RRAC (AB)
Kowalsky, Andrew
Senior
WLEG (ON)
Hick, Jeremy
Senior
LWTF (ON)
Travaglini, Matthew
Senior
LWTF (ON)
Timmerman, Rob
Senior
LWTF (ON)
Phillips, Jimmy
Senior
LWTF (ON)
Forster, Keir
Senior
PTGR (BC)
Marpole-Bird, Justin
Senior
TBIR (BC)
Maclean, Nick
Senior
UNBC (BC)
Hansen, Alex
Senior
UNBC (BC)
*Donovan, Barry
Senior
PTGR (BC)
Senior
UNBC (BC)
Brett, Allan
Senior
OSPR (ON)
Senior
SPRW (BC)
Aucoin, Curtis
Senior
EDMT (AB)
Kesteven, Jared
Senior
UNBC (BC)
Senior
PTGR (BC)
Rajala, Devin
Senior
PTGR (BC)
Senior
PHYS (ON)
Fraser, Travis
Senior
UNBC (BC)
Colle, Stéphane
Senior
FLYS (QC)
Britt, Barry
Senior
SJTC (NB)
Bourgeois, Michael
Senior
NMKT (ON)
Ghadghoni, Ali
Senior
NMKT (ON)
Senior
UNBC (BC)
Senior
CTC1 (BC)
Viney, Keenan
Senior
UCAC (AB)
Young, James
Senior
UNBC (BC)
Collison, Jordon
Senior
SAUG (ON)
Simpson, Tristan
Senior
UNBC (BC)
Michie, Tom
Senior
OKRC (BC)
Senior
UVIC (BC)
Psotka, Patrick
Senior
UVIC (BC)
Simpson, Forrest
Senior
UVIC (BC)
Schiavone, Trevor
Senior
UVIC (BC)
Cassidy, Ryan
Senior
O2NB (NB)
Buerger, Brett
Senior
RRAC (AB)
Event: Women’s 7k
Name Category Team
Moroz, Jen
Senior
PTGR (BC)
Walkow, Samantha
Senior
OATF (BC)
Norminton, Jennifer
Senior
RRAC (AB)
Jenkins, Marriya
Senior
RRAC (AB)
Boyle, Shari
Senior
RRAC (AB)
Doerksen, Kimberly
Senior
VFAC (BC)
Powell, Courtney
Senior
VFAC (BC)
Milne, Glynis
Senior
RRAC (AB)
Hansen, Kristen
Senior
RRAC (AB)
Carson, Lindsay
Senior
ATOR (ON)
Barwick, Alison
Senior
MGOC (QC)
Giles, Lisa
Senior
UNAB (AB)
Prufer, Lauren
Senior
LRDC (ON)
Gilbert Tyssen, Karen
Senior
LRDC (ON)
Laurie, Courtney
Senior
LRDC (ON)
Sexton, Leslie
Senior
LRDC (ON)
Kennelly, Bevin
Senior
URTC (SK)
Kallos, Alecia
Senior
UNBC (BC)
Wigmore, Jamie
Senior
WOLV (AB)
Bowes, Stephanie
Senior
UNAB (AB)
Sjodin, Courtney
Senior
RIVA (SK)
Jackson, Barbara
Senior
UNAB (AB)
Nesbitt, Jodi
Senior
ESRD (AB)
Woodward, Maggie
Senior
PTGR (BC)
Senior
TBIR (BC)
Senior
PTGR (BC)
Jackson, Alison
Senior
UNBC (BC)
Burrett, Erin
Senior
PIHR (BC)
Brooking, Lisa
Senior
UNBC (BC)
Truelove, Amanda
Senior
LWTF (ON)
Allen, Kirsten
Senior
LWTF (ON)
Lemon, Kimber
Senior
LWTF (ON)
Senior
LWTF (ON)
Knox, Alicia
Senior
LWTF (ON)
Macneil, Stephanie
Senior
LWTF (ON)
Pieterson, Rebecca
Senior
LWTF (ON)
Caruso, Melissa
Senior
LWTF (ON)
Lee, Kirsten
Senior
PTGR (BC)
Dumigan-Jackson, Patricia
Senior
UNAB (AB)
Bernard, Maria
Senior
UCAC (AB)
Mensink, Lisa
Senior
UCAC (AB)
O’connell, Jessica
Senior
UCAC (AB)
Pyke, Bridget
Senior
UCAC (AB)
Senior
UVIC (BC)
Senior
PIHR (BC)
Hannah, Rachel
Senior
UTTC (ON)
Bilan, Chelsey
Senior
RIVA (SK)
Byer, Carrie
Senior
NMKT (ON)
Gutmanis, Micha
Senior
NMKT (ON)
*Mackey, Noreen
Senior
PTGR (BC)
*Adsit-Morris, Chessa
Senior
UNBC (BC)
*Zimmer, Lissa
Senior
PTGR (BC)
Farish, Catharine
Senior
UNBC (BC)
De Fenoyl, AmÉlie
Senior
UNBC (BC)
Elliott, Brittany
Senior
RIVA (SK)
Smart, Kristin
Senior
VFAC (BC)
Senior
UVIC (BC)
MacDonald, Madeline
Senior
UVIC (BC)
Total entries: 58

 

One Comment »

  1. Steve Weiler November 26, 2013 at 4:39 pm -

    Please change the affiliation for Aaron Hendrikx to match that of his entry.

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