Top Ranked Laval Wins In Fredericton

Top Ranked Laval Wins In Fredericton

(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 St. FX, was the top AUS finisher. He ran third overall.

Michael Colford was the top Varsity Red. He placed 34th in the field of 129.

Laval, which placed five runners in the top ten, earned top spot in the team competition.

St. FX, 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.

Rachel Bennett was the top Varsity Red. She finished 68th in a field of 143.

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