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Tigers race to second place team finish

Photo courtesy of Andy Campbell
Photo courtesy of Andy Campbell

Source: UNB Athletics

(FREDERICTON, NB) Runners from the top-ranked university cross country team in Canada finished first and second in an AUS-RSEQ interlock event, in Fredericton, on Saturday.

Yves Sikubwabo and Igor Bougnot, of the Laval Rouge et Or, finished first and second in the men's eight kilometre race, run through Fredericton's Odell Park.

Sikubwabo beat his teammate by a little more than two seconds. Scott Donald, from StFX, was the top AUS finisher. He ran third overall. Will Russell wqas the top finisher for the Tigers, placing 16th to lead the Tigers to a fourth place finish.

Laval, which placed five runners in the top ten, earned top spot in the team competition. StFX, McGill, Dalhousie and Sherbrooke rounded out the top five.

In the women's six kilometre race, Melanie Myrand, of McGill, was the winner. She beat unattached Ashley Ryer by just over two seconds. Aureli Dube-Lavoie, of Laval, finished third.

Dalhousie's Sarah Myatt was the top AUS runner, finishing sixth.

McGill took the team title on the women's side, with Dalhousie second, and StFX third.

RECAP AND PHOTOS BY: Andy Campbell/UNB Athletics