On a beautiful day in Halifax on Saturday October 5th, the Varsity Reds men's cross-country team took part in the 3rd Invitational of the AUS schedule co-hosted by Saint Mary's and Dalhousie University. In a rare occurrence all seven schools of the AUS conference were represented giving all participants a great learning opportunity as the season know heads into its final weeks.
October 5th, 2013 Recap - Male
Oct 09, 2013
Leading the men through the 8km course was fourth year captain James Murphy who finished the race in 27:11, which was good for 8th place. Next for the Reds was first year Jonathan Bunn (25th) in 28:59 and second year Colby Craig was right behind in 26th place in a time of 29:03. Shortly after Craig were second years Chris McNamara (31st – 29:31) and Clayton Holteen (35th – 29:57), and first year Marc Manuel (48th) in 32:07. Taylor Lamarche (3rd year) and Nevan Tait (1st year) failed to finish the technically demanding course.
As a team the men finished in 4th place with 112 points behind winners StFX, second place Dalhousie, and only 2 points behind 3rd place Memorial. The team will next be headed to Montreal for an interlock competition (Quebec and Atlantic conferences) held at Maisonneuve Park on Saturday October 12th.
"We took 37 seconds off of our team average! We are getting faster and faster every week and next week will be one of the biggest races in Canada this year. We have had some great results and with only Montreal to go before conference our guys are rolling right now. We are right where we want to be, "said head coach Jason Reindl.
With only three weeks to go before the AUS Championships the team will be heading to Montreal this weekend, followed by an off week before the AUS championships in Moncton on the 26th of October.