Monday, November 28, 2011

Rob Denault 2nd Overall at Canadian Junior Cross Country Championships


Here's an article that describes the Canadian Junior Cross Country championship race over the weekend. Rob Denault red-shirted during cross country season as a freshman at Villanova this fall. He is pictured above in the black and green singlet. Also of note, former Villanova harrier Sam Pawluk finished 8th in the Senior Men's race, covering the 10 kilometers in 33:22.

Denault leads way as Huskies earn 5th straight title
John Cudmore, YorkRegion.com

Rob Denault finished second in a field of 167 competitors to help the Newmarket Huskies to second place in the men’s team standings at the rain-soaked Canadian cross-country championships Saturday at Jericho Park in Vancouver.

Denault, a freshman at Villanova University in Philadelphia, covered the muddy eight-kilometre course in 26 minutes, 22 seconds, finishing two seconds behind winner Ryan Cassidy of the University of Victoria Track Club. Teammate Dylan Brown placed 15th as the Huskies finished behind Windsor Legion Track and Field club.

Combined with a fifth-place finish by the junior women’s team, the Huskies earned their fifth straight Athletics Canada junior club of the year title, claiming a share of top spot with Ottawa Lions.

Caileigh Glenn turned in the top result among Huskies women, finishing eighth among 116 runners.

In masters, Geoff Peat’s sixth-place finish helped the men’s 40-and-over team to victory in overall team standings. Chris Deighan, Tom Callaghan and Jim Freemantle rounded out the roster.

The Huskies quartet of Ken Hamilton, John DeFinney, Tim Payne and Murray Hale also captured top spot in the men’s over-60 division category.

Top 20 Finishers
1 Cassidy, Ryan UVIC BC 26:20 1993 18
2 *Sikubwabo, Yves Ottawa Lions Track and Field ON 26:21 1993 18
3 Denault, Robert Newmarket Huskies Track Club ON 26:22 1993 18
4 Hendrikx, Aaron London Runner Distance Club ON 26:43 1993 18
5 Kowalsky, Andrew Windsor Legion Track & Field ON 26:47 1992 19
6 Piticariu, Daniel Windsor Legion Track & Field ON 26:49 1992 19
7 Flanagan, Ben Tri City Track Club ON 26:50 1995 16
8 Johnston, Blair Trinity Western University Spa BC 26:55 1992 19
9 Janikowski, Paul Windsor Legion Track & Field ON 26:57 1992 19
10 Hadfield, Gareth CALTAF Athletics Association AB 26:59 1992 19
11 Bourget, Jeremie Timmins Porcupine TFC ON 27:04 1993 18
12 Smith, Troy Niagara Olympic Club ON 27:06 1995 16
13 Bellemore, Corey Windsor Legion Track & Field ON 27:07 1994 16
14 Kent, Justin Coastal Track Club BC 27:21 1992 19
15 Brown, Dylan Newmarket Huskies Track Club ON 27:23 1993 18
16 Aulagnon, Dominique Lakehead Athletics Club ON 27:27 1993 18
17 Vincent, Samuel Bison Track and Field MB 27:30 1992 19
18 Williams, Jack University of British Columbia BC 27:30 1993 18
19 Baxter, Samuel Tri City Track Club ON 27:31 1994 17
20 Eiswerth, Alexander Excel Athletica SK 27:33 1995 16

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