Tigers run to third straight win

Tigers run to third straight win

(Fredericton, NB) -  The Dalhousie Tigers women's team were crowned Atlantic University Sport Cross Country champions, Saturday afternoon at Odell Park.

The Dalhousie Tigers claimed both individual championships, with Colleen Wilson finishing the women's 6km with a time of 21:46.6 and Matt McNeil leading the men's 10km with a time of 31:14.4.

Wilson was followed closely by teammates Michelle Reddy (21:59.5) and Jenna MacDonald (22:32.3) who earned the individual silver and bronze medals, respectively. The Tigers took the top five finishes and seven of the top 10 spots in the women's race. It was the first time in AUS history that the top five spots were won by the same team.

St. Francis Xavier had six of the race's best finishes with Scott Donald and Cal Dewolfe placing second and third respectively, with times of 31:52.2 and 32:07.5. Teammates Alex Cyr, Lee Wesselius, Riley Johnston, and Angus Rawling round out the top seven.

The Dalhousie Tigers continued their team dominance by claiming their third consecutive first-place team finish in the women's championship. The St. Francis Xavier X-Women placed second, taking home silver medals, and the Universite de Moncton earned a third-place team finish.

The StFX X-Men were the top men's team finishers, followed by the Dalhousie Tigers in second place and the Memorial Sea-Hawks in third.

StFX's Hana Marmura and Angus Rawling were named the conference's top rookies, while DAL's Colleen Wilson and Matt McNeil earned AUS Player of the Year honours.

The individual winners in today's championship are as follows:

Gold: Colleen Wilson, DAL
Silver: Michelle Reddy, DAL
Bronze: Jenna MacDonald, DAL

Gold: Matt McNeil, DAL
Silver: Scott Donald, StFX
Bronze: Cal Dewolfe, StFX

Team (women's):
1. Dalhousie Tigers
2. StFX X-Women
3. UdeM Aigles Bleues
4. Memoria Sea-Hawks
5. Saint Mary's Huskies
6. Acadia Axewomen
7. University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds
8. St. Thomas Tommies 

Team (men's):
1. StFX X-Men
2. Dalhousie Tigers
3. Memorial Sea-Hawks
4. UNB Varsity Reds
5. UdeM Aigles Bleus
6. Saint Mary's Huskies
7. University of Prince Edward Island Panthers
8. St. Thomas Tommies 

2014 AUS cross country major award winners and all-stars:

Athlete of the year:
 Colleen Wilson, DAL
Coach of the year: Rich Lehman, Dal
Rookie of the year: Hana Marmura, StFX
Student-athlete community service award: Leah Gouthro, StFX

All-star team (top 7)
Colleen Wilson, DAL
Michelle Reddy, DAL
Jenna MacDonald, DAL
Kayte Kowal, DAL
Emily Clarke, DAL
Hana Marmura, StFX
Emily Ferguson, DAL


Athlete of the year: Matt McNeil, DAL
Coach of the year: Bernie Chisholm, StFX
Rookie of the year: Angus Rawling, StFX
Student-athlete community service award: Alex Cyr, StX

All-star team (top 7)
Matt McNeil, DAL
Scott Donald, StFX
Cal Dewolfe, StFX
Alex Cyr, StFX
Lee Wesselius, StFX
Riley Johnston, StFX
Angus Rawling, StFX