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Wilson leads Tigers to first win of the season

Courtesy of Acadia Athletics
Courtesy of Acadia Athletics

Source: Acadia Athletics

WOLFVILLE, N.S. - Considered a tight technical course, the opening race of the AUS Cross Country season was dominated by the Dalhousie Tigers women's team and the Memorial Sea-Hawks men's team.

This year's opening race was hosted by Acadia at a tight venue at Noggins Farm in Greenwich, N.S. and the times reflected a difficult course.

Compared to last year's opening race in at Point Pleasant Park, times were up to a minute longer but Memorial's Matthew Power and Dalhousie's Colleen Wilson perseveredwith times of 21:02.31 and 19:39.65 respectively as first place finishers.

In the women's 5km race, Wilson captured first place followed by Moncton's Carol-Ann MacDonald (20:18.28) in second and teammate KamylleFrenette(20:45.88) in third.

Host Acadia had a highest finish in recent years from first year runner Margaux McLean whoposted a sixth place time of 21:02.99.

The Tigers captured the women's team results with 25 points and Moncton landing second with 62 points. The host Acadia Axewomenfell short in grabbing second with 68 points.

On the men's side, Memorial's Matthew Power grabbed gold with a time of 21:02.31 in the 6km race at Noggins Farm. Power led his team to a first place team finish of 32 points, while the Dalhousie Tigers trailed the Seahawks with 48 points. 

Tiger Angus MacIntosh finished second in the men's race with a time of 21:37.30 and Moncton's Bryan Thomas landed inthird with a time of 21:40.50.

Online results -  

Women's Results - Top 3 
1 COLLEEN WILSON, Dalhousie - 00:19:39.65 
2 CAROL-ANN MACDONALD, Universitede Moncton - 00:20:18.28 
3 KAMYLLE FRENETTE, Universitede Moncton - 00:20:45.88 

Women's Team Results
Dalhousie - 25pts
Universitede Moncton - 62pts 
Acadia University - 65pts 
Memorial University - 78pts 
Saint Mary's University - 95pts

Men's Results - Top 3
rial University -  00:21:02.31  
2 ANGUS MACINTOSH, Dalhousie University - 00:21:37.30  
3 BRYAN THOMAS, Universitede Moncton -  00:21:40.50

Men's Team Results
Memorial University - 3
Dalhousie University - 48pts 
Universitede Moncton - 69pts 
Saint Mary's - 84pts 
UPEI - 92pts