Who To Watch For Saturday – Canadian Cross Country Championships

November 23, 2012 0

Cam Levins

Age: 23

Hometown: Black Creek, BC

Club: Comox Valley Cougars

Coach: Eric Houle

School: Attended Southern Utah University (graduated 2012)

Occupation: Nike Athlete

Personal Bests:

5,000m – 13:18.29 (2nd best Canadian all-time)

10,000m – 27:27.96 (2nd best Canadian all-time)

Career Highlights

2012 Olympic Games, 5,000m, 14th Place

2012 Olympic Games, 10,000m, 11th Place

Canadian 5,000m Champion

NCAA 5,000m & 10,000m Champion

NACAC Cross Country Champion

2011 Canadian Cross Country Champion

NACAC Cross Country Championships, 2nd Place

World Cross Country Championships, 57th Place

2010 Canadian Cross Country Champion

2009 Canada Games 1,500m & 5,000m Champion

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Mohammed Ahmed

Age: 21

Hometown: St Catherine’s, ON (born in Somalia)

Club: Niagara Olympic Club

Coach: Mick Byrne

School: Attends University of Wisconsin

Occupation: Student

Personal Bests:

5,000m  – 13:34.23

10,000m – 27:34.64 (3rd best Canadian all-time)

Career Highlights

2012 Olympic Games, 10,000m, 18th Place

Canadian 10,000m Champion

NCAA Cross Country Championships, 8th Place

NCAA 5,000m Championships, 7th Place

2011

2010 World Junior 10,000m Championships, 4th Place

Canadian Junior 10,000m record holder, 28:57.44

NACAC Junior Cross Country Championships, 2nd Place

World Junior Cross Country Championships, 27th Place

2009 Canadian Junior Cross Country Champion

Pan American Junior 5,000m Champion

NACAC Junior Cross Country Championships, 3rd Place

2008 Canadian Junior Cross Country Championships, 2nd Place

NACAC Junior Cross Country Championships, 6th Place

World Junior Cross Country Championships, 51st Place

World Junior 10,000m Championships, 9th Place

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Kelly Wiebe

Age: 23

Hometown: Swift Current, SK

Club: University of Regina

Coach: Graeme McMaster

School Attends: University of Regina

Occupation: Student

Personal Bests

5,000m  – 13:56.68

10K  – 29:13

Career Highlights

2012 CIS Cross Country Champion

Vancouver Sun Run Champion

2011 NACAC Cross Country Championships, 9th Place

World Cross Country Championships, 59th Place

2010 Canadian Cross Country Championships, 4th Place

2009 Canadian Cross Country Championships, 4th Place

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Chris Winter

Age: 26

Hometown: Vancouver, BC

Club: Speed River Track Club

Coach: Dave Scott-Thomas

School Attended: University of Oregon (graduated 2009)

Occupation: New Balance Athlete / Sport Marketing

Personal Bests:

3,000m S/C 8:28.46

Career Highlights

2012 BC Cross Country Champion

2011 Canadian Cross Country Championships, 3rd Place

2005 World Junior Cross Country Championships, 97th Place

2004 World Junior Cross Country Championships, 87th Place

World Junior Championships, 3,000m S/C

2003 World Youth Championships, 2,000m S/C 3rd Place

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Barry Britt

Age: 22

Hometown: Hampton, NB

Club: Saint Johns Track Club / University of Idaho

Coach: Joel Bourgeois

School Attends: University of Idaho

Occupation: Student

Personal Bests:

5,000m – 14:08.90

10,000m – 30:24.99

Career Highlights

2012 NACAC Cross Country Championships, 6th Place

2011 NACAC Cross Country Championships, 4th Place

World Cross Country Championships, 98th Place

Canadian Cross Country Championships, 2nd Place

2010 Canadian Cross Country Championships, 7th Place

2009 Pan American Junior Championships, 5,000m 8th Place

2008 NACAC Junior Cross Country Championships, 8th Place

Other Senior Men

Jeremiah Ziak, Vancouver BC

2011 Canadian Cross Country Championships, 5th Place

2012 NACAC Cross Country Championships, 11th Place

Saheed Khan, Toronto ON

2011 Canadian Cross Country Championships, 6th Place

2012 NACAC Cross Country Championships, 7th Place

Colin Fewer, Paradise, NF

2011 Canadian Cross Country Championships, 7th Place

2012 NACAC Cross Country Championships, 9th Place

Sam Pawluk, Richmond BC

2011 Canadian Cross Country Championships, 8th Place

2012 NACAC Cross Country Championships, 12th Place

Peter Corrigan, Calgary AB

2012 Ontario Cross Country Champion

Stephane Colle, St-Eustache QC

Ryan Cassidy, Grande-Digue, NB

2011 Canadian Junior Cross Country Champion

2012 World Junior Championships, 3,000m SC

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Senior Women

Megan Brown

Age: 27

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Club: Athletics Toronto

Coach: Hugh Cameron

School Attended: University of Toronto (graduated 2009)

Occupation: Brooks Athlete

Personal Bests:

5,000m  – 15:33.42

10K  – 33:34

Half Marathon  – 1:14:09

Career Highlights

2012 Canadian 10K Champion

Ontario Cross Country Champion

2011 Canadian Half Marathon Champion

Canadian Cross Country Championships, 2nd Place

2010 FISU Cross Country Championships, 5th Place

2009 Canadian Cross Country Championships, 2nd Place

CIS Cross Country Champion

2008 CIS Cross Country Champion

2006 CIS Cross Country Champion

Canadian Cross Country Championships, 2nd Place

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Kate Van Buskirk

Age: 25

Hometown: Toronto, ON

Club: Athletics Toronto

Coach Dave Reid

School Attended: Duke University (graduated 2011)

Occupation: Brooks Athlete

Personal Bests:

1,500m  – 4:11.45

5K – 16:40

Career Highlights

2010 Canadian Cross Country Championships, 3rd Place

2006 NACAC Junior Cross Country Champion

World Junior Cross Country Championships, 44th Place

2005 Canadian Junior Cross Country Champion

World Junior Cross Country Championships, 57th Place

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Genevieve Lalonde

Age: 21

Hometown: Moncton, NB

Club: O2

Coach: Joel Bourgeois / Dave Scott-Thomas

School Attends: University of Guelph

Occupation: Student

Personal Bests:

1,500m – 4:18.10

3,000m SC  – 9:55.01

Career Highlights

2011 CIS Cross Country Champion

2010 World Junior Championships, 3,000m SC 6th Place

Canadian Cross Country Championships, 7th Place

2009 NACAC Junior Cross Country Champion

2008 Canadian Junior Cross Country Champion

World Junior Cross Country Championships, 36th Place

NACAC Junior Cross Country Championships, 6th Place

2007 World Youth Championships, 1,500m 10th Place

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Annie Leblanc

Age: 20

Hometown: Repentigny, QC

Club: Lanaudiere-Olympique

Coach: José Sant

School: University of Oregon

Occupation: Student

Personal Bests:

800m  – 2:03.41

1,500m  – 4:15.92

Career Highlights

2012 NACAC U23 Championships, 800m 2nd Place

NACAC U23 Championships, 1,500m 2nd Place

2011 Canadian Junior Cross Country Championships, 2nd Place

2010 World Junior Championships, 800m

2009 World Youth Championships, 800m

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 Natasha Fraser

Age: 30

Hometown: Port Moody, BC

Club: Prairie Inn Harriers Racing Team

Coach: Brit Townsend

School: Simon Fraser University (graduated 2006)

Occupation: Restaurant Manager

Personal Bests:

5,000m  – 16:12.09

10,000m  – 33:44.10

10K 34:01

Half Marathon 1:14:06

Career Highlights

2012 Vancouver Sun Run Champion

TC10K Champion

Canadian 10K Championship, 4th Place

BC Cross Country Champion

2011 NACAC Cross Country Championships, 11th Place

Chiba Ekiden Relay Team Member

Canadian Cross Country Championships, 5th Place

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Jessica Smith

Age: 23

Hometown: North Vancouver, BC

Club: Valley Royals

Coach: Brit Townsend

School: Simon Fraser University

Occupation: Student

Personal Bests:

800m – 1:59.86

Career Highlights

2012 Olympic Games, 800m Semi-finalist

2011 Canadian Cross Country Championships, 10th Place

2010 NACAC U23 Championships, 800m Champion

2008 World Junior Championships, 800m

Other Senior Women

Kate Harrison, Toronto ON

2010 Canadian Cross Country Champion

Justine Johnson, Victoria BC

2011 Canadian Cross Country Championships, 4th Place

Lindsay Carson, Toronto ON

Rachel Cliff, Vancouver BC

Maria Bernard, Calgary AB

Fiona Benson, Dawson Creek BC

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