Team Canada Nearly Sweeps NACAC Cross Country Championships

January 28, 2013 0

© Copyright – 2013 – Athletics Illustrated

By Emily Hooper (Athletics Canada) with Christopher Kelsall and Thelma Wright

Full results below

On Saturday, January 26, Team Canada won three of four events at the 2013 North American Central American and Caribbean Cross Country Championships (NACAC) in Mandeville, Jamaica. The three teams:  senior women and junior men and women won their team events while senior men finished second overall.

“It was a terrific day for the Canadian team here in Mandeville, Jamaica; we could not be more thrilled. I’m especially pleased for our senior women, notably Natasha (Fraser) and Rachel (Cliff), who completely rocked the race,” said team head coach Dave Christiani. He adds, “All of our entries made us proud today. The NACAC Championships are always a valuable experience for juniors leading up to the World Champs.”
The women’s senior team (18 points) won with a significant lead over the second place United States (26 points). Natasha Fraser and Rachel Cliff finished one-two in 21:07 and 21:35 respectively. “I am so happy to be part of the winning Canadian team; such an amazing experience,” said an excited Fraser.

Canada took the junior men’s title with 31 points over the United States who had a team total of 35. Ryan Sleiman of Kingsville, Ont., was the top Canadian finisher in fourth with 19:18. On his heels was Troy Smith of Grimsby, Ont., in fifth in 19:19. Wright said, “The Junior men battled a very strong team from Mexico who took the race out fast and made it challenging for both Canada and the U.S.”
The senior men finished second to the Americans; although they felt that they could have won that event too, making a clean sweep of the meet. Cameron Levins said, “I think the team is a little bummed with how things went, but this is definitely just fuel for the fire. I know everyone will be ready for Poland (IAAF World Cross Country Championships). I am a little frustrated with my own performance. I know I ran hard and am fit, but I will prove it through the rest of the season. I learn from every race, and I am both smarter and better for having taken second.”

The first race of the day was the junior women’s 4-kilometre race. Team Canada won with 17 points ahead of the United States who were second with 21. Leading the way for the Canadian junior women was Madeline Yungblut who was second in 14:18. “It was a challenging course but overall it felt really good.” Yungblut adds,” It was an awesome experience and we worked really well as a team”. Right behind her were a duo of Torontonians, Gabriela Stafford finished in third in 14:25 while Madeline McDonald was fourth in 14:28.

Asked how the day went National Cross Country Co-ordinator, Thelma Wright said, “It was an awesome day and the course was really technical and tough. It was harder than Vancouver’s (Athletics Canada National Championships course) for sure even with the distance. Each lap was 2025 metres so the junior girls ran 4050m, senior women and junior men ran 6075m and the senior men 8100m. The course was very technical with lots of turns, two steep hills up and one down per lap and lots of side hill running, with one good downhill fairway between 1k and 1.5k on each lap.”

An elated Rachel Cliff said as much, “In terms of terrain and weather it was one of the harder cross country races I’ve ever run. The course was on long, on uneven grass and was basically non-stop rolling or steep hills. Cliff continued, “It made it very hard to find a rhythm. We were told going in it was going to be a technical course, but I don’t think any of us were expecting that!

Wright said, “As it stands Natasha has earned 100% IAAF funding with her win and with six full teams in that race the junior men are assured of 100% IAAF funding for four competitors (shared throughout the team).”

Junior and senior women only had five and four complete teams finish so with the IAAF rule being that six must finish, that means their win at NACAC is tempered in that they can earn IAAF support retroactively should they finish in the top half of the field as a team at Worlds.

Wright added, “Truly a Team effort out there today in all the races and for anyone wanting to support the National Cross Country Team, donations can be made here.”

Results

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NACAC Cross Country Championships 2013
Manchester Golf Club, Mandeville, Jamaica
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Starting time: 2:15pm

Timing Services by RUNNING EVENTS LIMITED. Tel.: (876) 967-4903
Email: runningevents@cwjamaica.com. Website: www.runningeventsja.com

Overall 4K Junior Women (4050m)

Place Name                Bib   Club                           4kjw
===== =================== ===== ============================== =======
1 ERIN FINN             103 USA                              14:09
2 MADELINE YUNGBLUT      37 CAN                              14:18
3 GABRIELA STAFFORD      30 CAN                              14:25
4 MADELINE McDONALD      27 CAN                              14:28
5 SAMANTHA GEORGE       107 USA                              14:29
6 MEGHAN McGOVERN       109 USA                              14:31
7 ARANTZA HERNANDEZ      63 MEX                              14:43
8 JILLIAN FORSEY         22 CAN                              14:48
9 REGAN MULLEN          112 USA                              14:51
10 ELISA HERNANDEZ        68 MEX                              14:59
11 BOBBIE BURGESS        100 USA                              15:08
12 ASHLEY LAUREANO        78 PUR                              15:24
13 NATALIA HAWTHORN       25 CAN                              15:28
14 ESTEFANIA PAREDES      66 MEX                              15:36
15 STEPHANIE BARRETT      39 JAM                              15:46
16 ANGELIN FIGUEROA       76 PUR                              15:50
17 SARAH WISMER           35 CAN                              15:51
18 DALIRIS LOPEZ          79 PUR                              15:56
19 CRISTELIZ COLON        74 PUR                              15:58
20 RUSHAE BURRELL         43 JAM                              16:47
21 ZAKKIYAH SHOWERS       13 BER                              17:03
22 KEYSHLA BARRETO        71 PUR                              17:07
23 SHEVEL McDONALD        50 JAM                              17:11
24 MONIQUE McPHERSON      51 JAM                              17:24
25 OPHIA SIMMONDS         55 JAM                              17:33
26 FAHEEMA SCRADERS       12 BER                              17:41
27 QUAASHIE DOUGLAS        6 BER                              17:50
28 JENNAYA HIELD           2 BAH                              18:53
29 QUINNAE OUTERBRIDGE    10 BER                              19:04
30 HOLLI ROLLE             3 BAH                              19:33
31 VERONICA BONIMY         1 BAH                              19:52

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NACAC Cross Country Championships 2013
Manchester Golf Club, Mandeville, Jamaica
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Starting time: 2:15pm

Timing Services by RUNNING EVENTS LIMITED. Tel.: (876) 967-4903
Email: runningevents@cwjamaica.com. Website: www.runningeventsja.com

Overall 6k Junior Men (6075m)

Place Name                Bib   Club                           6kjm
===== =================== ===== ============================== =======
1 EDGAR GARCIA           65 MEX                              19:10
2 ESTEVAN DE LA ROSA    102 USA                              19:13
3 VICTOR MONTAÑEZ        64 MEX                              19:16
4 RYAN SLEIMAN           28 CAN                              19:18
5 TROY SMITH             29 CAN                              19:19
6 RICARDO GARCIA         61 MEX                              19:22
7 VICTOR SANTANA        118 PUR                              19:24
8 ANDRES ARROYO          69 PUR                              19:25
9 ANDREW GARDNER        106 USA                              19:26
10 BENJAMIN FLANAGAN      21 CAN                              19:31
11 RYAN ROUSH            116 USA                              19:34
12 CHRISTIAN GRAVEL       23 CAN                              19:35
13 ARYA BAHREINI          98 USA                              19:36
14 BRANDON ALLEN          15 CAN                              19:50
15 MIKE TATE              31 CAN                              20:07
16 GARRET ZUK            117 USA                              20:25
17 HERBERT THOMAS         56 JAM                              20:29
18 JOHN TORRES            86 PUR                              20:32
19 GIANCARLO BAEZ         70 PUR                              20:37
20 JOSHUA CORREA          75 PUR                              20:59
21 ISMAEL COTT            85 PUR                              21:19
22 OBRIEN FRITH           47 JAM                              21:27
23 WAYNE BECKFORD         40 JAM                              21:27
24 AKEEM MARSHALL         94 TRI                              21:32
25 MARCEL WILLIAMSON      59 JAM                              21:34
26 MARK LONDON            93 TRI                              21:43
27 ROMAR MUNDLE           52 JAM                              21:48
28 JUMA MOUCHETTE          8 BER                              22:52
29 JEVON JOSEPH           91 TRI                              23:01
30 ASHTON GILL            88 TRI                              23:13
31 DANIEL OATLEY           9 BER                              23:35
32 ROMARIO RODRIGUEZ      97 TRI                              24:00
33 MICHAIAH ROBINSON      11 BER                              26:59
34 NICO BARCLAY            4 BER                              27:05

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NACAC Cross Country Championships 2013
Manchester Golf Club, Mandeville, Jamaica
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Starting time: 2:15pm

Timing Services by RUNNING EVENTS LIMITED. Tel.: (876) 967-4903
Email: runningevents@cwjamaica.com. Website: www.runningeventsja.com

Overall 6k Senior Women (6075m)

Place Name                Bib   Club                           6ksw
===== =================== ===== ============================== =======
1 NATASHA FRASER         36 CAN                              21:07
2 RACHEL CLIFF           20 CAN                              21:35
3 BEVERLY RAMOS          84 PUR                              21:48
4 MARY KATE CHAMPAGNE   101 USA                              21:48
5 SARAH BOYLE            99 USA                              21:51
6 RACHEL HANNAH          24 CAN                              21:52
7 KARA LUBIENIECKI      108 USA                              22:02
8 SARA PRIETO            62 MEX                              22:06
9 LINSDAY CARSON         19 CAN                              22:16
10 STEPHANIE PRICE       113 USA                              22:33
11 TONYA NERO             95 TRI                              22:52
12 MARIA BERNARD          17 CAN                              23:21
13 ZENAIDA MALDONADO      81 PUR                              24:29
14 ANAIS GALAN            77 PUR                              25:05
15 DANIELLE JAMES         49 JAM                              25:27
16 SHERENE WHYTE          58 JAM                              25:43
17 CHANTE ROBERTS         54 JAM                              25:53
18 TAMIKA WILLIAMS        14 BER                              26:34
19 CAROLYN BURGOS         72 PUR                              26:47
20 SHANESE YOUNG          60 JAM                              27:15
21 JULIETT DINNAL         46 JAM                              28:16

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NACAC Cross Country Championships 2013
Manchester Golf Club, Mandeville, Jamaica
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Starting time: 2:15pm

Timing Services by RUNNING EVENTS LIMITED. Tel.: (876) 967-4903
Email: runningevents@cwjamaica.com. Website: www.runningeventsja.com

Overall 8K Senior Men (8100m)

Place Name                Bib   Club                           8ksm
===== =================== ===== ============================== =======
1 CRAIG FORYS           104 USA                              24:46
2 CAMERON LEVINS         26 CAN                              24:47
3 KELLY WIEBE            33 CAN                              25:04
4 MATTHEW FORYS         105 USA                              25:16
5 MIGUEL HERNANDEZ       67 MEX                              25:21
6 PHILLIP REID          114 USA                              25:21
7 JOSEPH MOORE          119 USA                              25:25
8 CHRISTOPHER WINTER     34 CAN                              25:39
9 SIMON BAIRU            16 CAN                              25:42
10 LUCAS BRUCHET          18 CAN                              26:03
11 ELVIS MALDONADO        80 PUR                              26:14
12 MATHEW WALTERS         32 CAN                              26:15
13 ZACHARY RIPLEY        115 USA                              26:21
14 LUIS ORTIZ             83 PUR                              26:38
15 LAMONT MARSHALL         7 BER                              26:55
16 KIRK BROWN             41 JAM                              27:18
17 RICHARD JONES          90 TRI                              27:22
18 DAMION BENT           110 JAM                              27:29
19 RUPERT GREEN           48 JAM                              27:44
20 MATTHEW HAGLEY         89 TRI                              27:55
21 AINSWORTH DALEY        45 JAM                              27:56
22 JULES LA RODE          92 TRI                              28:34
23 DENZIL RAMIREZ         96 TRI                              28:45
24 WEBSTER CHUNG          44 JAM                              29:01
25 KENDIS BULLARD         87 TRI                              30:06
- SHAWN PITTER           53 JAM                              DNF
- ALBERT DONAWA           5 BER                              DNs

NACAC Cross Country Championships 2013
Manchester Golf Club, Mandeville, Jamaica
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Starting time: 2:15pm

Timing Services by RUNNING EVENTS LIMITED. Tel.: (876) 967-4903
Email: runningevents@cwjamaica.com. Website: www.runningeventsja.com

Presentation Award Categories

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4K Junior Women CHAMPION TEAM RESULTS (4050m)
—————————————————————————-
1. CAN
2    3    4    8  =    17
MADELINE YUNGBLUT, GABRIELA STAFFORD, MADELINE McDONALD, JILLIAN
FORSEY
2. USA
1    5    6    9  =    21
ERIN FINN, SAMANTHA GEORGE, MEGHAN McGOVERN, REGAN MULLEN
3. PUR
12   16   18   19  =    65
ASHLEY LAUREANO, ANGELIN FIGUEROA, DALIRIS LOPEZ, CRISTELIZ COLON
4. JAM
15   20   23   24  =    82
STEPHANIE BARRETT, RUSHAE BURRELL, SHEVEL McDONALD, MONIQUE McPHERSON
5. BER
21   26   27   29  =    103
ZAKKIYAH SHOWERS, FAHEEMA SCRADERS, QUAASHIE DOUGLAS, QUINNAE
OUTERBRIDGE

NACAC Cross Country Championships 2013
Manchester Golf Club, Mandeville, Jamaica
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Starting time: 2:15pm

Timing Services by RUNNING EVENTS LIMITED. Tel.: (876) 967-4903
Email: runningevents@cwjamaica.com. Website: www.runningeventsja.com

Presentation Award Categories

—————————————————————————-
6K Junior Men (6075m) CHAMPION TEAM RESULTS
—————————————————————————-
1. CAN
4    5   10   12  =    31
RYAN SLEIMAN, TROY SMITH, BENJAMIN FLANAGAN, CHRISTIAN GRAVEL
2. USA
2    9   11   13  =    35
ESTEVAN DE LA ROSA, ANDREW GARDNER, RYAN ROUSH, ARYA BAHREINI
3. PUR
7    8   18   19  =    52
VICTOR SANTANA, ANDRES ARROYO, JOHN TORRES, GIANCARLO BAEZ
4. JAM
17   22   23   25  =    87
HERBERT THOMAS, OBRIEN FRITH, WAYNE BECKFORD, MARCEL WILLIAMSON
5. TRI
24   26   29   30  =   109
AKEEM MARSHALL, MARK LONDON, JEVON JOSEPH, ASHTON GILL
6. BER
28   31   33   34  =   126
JUMA MOUCHETTE, DANIEL OATLEY, MICHAIAH ROBINSON, NICO BARCLAY

NACAC Cross Country Championships 2013
Manchester Golf Club, Mandeville, Jamaica
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Starting time: 2:15pm

Timing Services by RUNNING EVENTS LIMITED. Tel.: (876) 967-4903
Email: runningevents@cwjamaica.com. Website: www.runningeventsja.com

Presentation Award Categories

—————————————————————————-
6K Senior Women (6075m) CHAMPION TEAM RESULTS
—————————————————————————-
1. CAN
1    2    6    9  =    18
NATASHA FRASER, RACHEL CLIFF, RACHEL HANNAH, LINSDAY CARSON
2. USA
4    5    7   10  =    26
MARY KATE CHAMPAGNE, SARAH BOYLE, KARA LUBIENIECKI, STEPHANIE PRICE
3. PUR
3   13   14   19  =    49
BEVERLY RAMOS, ZENAIDA MALDONADO, ANAIS GALAN, CAROLYN BURGOS
4. JAM
15   16   17   20  =    68
DANIELLE JAMES, SHERENE WHYTE, CHANTE ROBERTS, SHANESE YOUNG

NACAC Cross Country Championships 2013
Manchester Golf Club, Mandeville, Jamaica
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Starting time: 2:15pm

Timing Services by RUNNING EVENTS LIMITED. Tel.: (876) 967-4903
Email: runningevents@cwjamaica.com. Website: www.runningeventsja.com

Presentation Award Categories

—————————————————————————-
8K Senior Men (8100m) CHAMPION TEAM RESULTS
—————————————————————————-
1. USA
1    4    6    7  =    18
CRAIG FORYS, MATTHEW FORYS, PHILLIP REID, JOSEPH MOORE
2. CAN
2    3    8    9  =    22
CAMERON LEVINS, KELLY WIEBE, CHRISTOPHER WINTER, SIMON BAIRU
3. JAM
16   18   19   21  =    74
KIRK BROWN, DAMION BENT, RUPERT GREEN, AINSWORTH DALEY
4. TRI
17   20   22   23  =    82
RICHARD JONES, MATTHEW HAGLEY, JULES LA RODE, DENZIL RAMIREZ

 

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