The third meet of the AUS cross country season saw the UNB Varsity Reds travel to Quebec City to race in the RESQ AUS Interlock hosted by the University of Laval. The race took place on the Planes of Abraham, which is known to be one of the tougher courses in the CIS.
A total of twelve teams and 120 athletes took part in the event, which was extremely competitive. The V-Reds finished in 9th place overall with a total of 275pts. The top 3 teams were host Laval in 30 points, StFX in 57pts, and McGill with 62pts.
Individually the V-Reds top finisher was Joshua Shanks who finished in 41st place overall in a time of 27:23, ranking her 16th out of AUS athletes.
The finishers, placing, and times (6km) for UNB were:
Joshua Shanks 41st place in 27:23
Trevor Morrison 72nd place in 28:57
Clayton Holteen 77th place in 29:22
Chris McNamara 81st place in 29:32
Marc-Andre Manuel 83rd place in 29:39
Jonathan Bunn 85th place in 29:42
Ben Tremblay 87th place in 29:46
Scott McMullin 92nd place in 30:15
Troy Dobson 101st place in 31:03
"The men of the AUS and RSEQ are extremely talented. Our guys ran well on a tough course. It was a much better result for Shanks who continues to improve and will be looking to peak at the AUS champs in 4 weeks," said coach Jason Reindl.
Full results can be found at: http://www.trackie.com/track-and-field/Results/2015-aus-rseq-interlock/4501/
Next up for the Reds will be the UdeM Invitational being held by the Univesite de Moncton on Saturday October 17th and the AUS Championships in Fredericton hosted by Saint Thomas on October 31st.