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XCR | 'Canes compete in virtual challenge

The Holland Hurricanes cross country running team competed on a snow-covered course at the Mark Arendz Provincial Park in Brookvale, Prince Edward Island on Saturday in a virtual meet.

The Hurricanes had eleven student-athletes competing in the voluntary, non-sanctioned race consisting of three other schools, including the Mount Allison University, Dalhousie Agricultural Campus (Dal AC) and Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU).  Each school ran their own race on their own course and once all four races were completed, results were compiled and winners announced.

On the women’s side, Dal AC runner, Heather Beach, took the honors of finishing first with a time of 27:20, followed by Mount Allison runners, Kiona Osterlin (27:44) and Caitlin MacPherson, (28:01). Emily Swaine (32:09) was the Hurricanes top performer finishing in seventh on the six-kilometre course.

Mount Allison took home the women’s team honors with 18-points followed by Dal AC with 20-points, and the Holland Hurricanes finishing third with 40 pts.

MSVU runner, Mitchell Firth, finished first on the men’s side with a time of 30:18, followed by Dal AC runner, Kieran Thornell (30:50). MSVU’s, Jared Green (31:20), finished third on the eight-kilometre course while Josiah Wigmore was the top runner for the ‘Canes with a time of 36:13, finishing in seventh.

The men’s team competition saw MSVU finish first with 11-points, followed by the Holland Hurricanes in second place with 25-points.

For more information on the Holland Hurricanes, please visit www.hollandhurricanes.com.

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For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Tuesday, November 03, 2020