Men's Cross Country

UNB Cross Country Interlock Recap

UNB Cross Country Interlock Recap

Over the Thanksgiving weekend the Reds travelled to Montreal for the 2013 Interlock competition held on Saturday October 12th.  Held at the Maisonneuve Park in the shadows of Olympic Stadium the course was fast and fields were deep.  With thirteen teams from three conferences (Quebec, Atlantic, and Ontario) and 147 athletes taking part this was the largest and fastest race that the Reds have been in this year. 

4th Year captain, James Murphy was the top finisher for the Reds over the 8km course finishing in 45th place (9th for AUS athletes).  First year Jonathan Bunn showed that he is adapting very well to the university distance placing 86th.  Chris McNamara was right behind Bunn finishing in 89th place.  Colby Craig (99th), Taylor Lamarche (103rd), Clayton Holteen (122nd), and Marc Manuel (127th) gave it their all on the fast course. 

As a team the Reds finished in 10th place (4th for AUS teams).  Five nationally ranked teams were in attendance with number two-ranked Laval University winning the event.
 
Head coach Jason Reindl had this to say, "This was the biggest and fastest meet of the year for our athletes.  Charles Philibert-Thiboutot won a close race over Saint Mary's John Kuto and seeing these two runners battle for 8km showed our guys that they have to embrace the pain, which is something that is going to be needed at the conference championships if we are going to get on the podium."
 
With two weeks to go until the AUS championships, October 26th, in Moncton the men will be looking to get in a few more workouts and let the body recover before the championship.  The championship race distance will increase to 10km and will be held on the University de Moncton campus starting at 12:45pm.