Women's Cross Country

2013 CIS National Championships

2013 CIS National Championships

On Saturday November 9th the CIS National Cross-Country Championships took place in London, Ontario.  Travelling with veteran coach, Tim Randall, UNB had two athletes taking part in the competition. The first was 3rd year team member, captain, and AUS All-Star, Sarah Myatt, and the second was AUS Rookie of the Year, Katie Robinson. 

When the final results were compiled the race featured 131 of the countries top runners.  Myatt finished in 40th place and was the 2nd AUS athlete to finish the 6km distance in 23:00. Robinson dealing with some stomach issues still managed to finish the race in 69th place and was the 5th AUS athlete in a time of 23:40.  Two weeks prior at the AUS Championships Myatt finished 6th and Robinson 8th in the AUS finals.

"This has been a great season.  The athletes worked hard and made some solid performance improvements.  In 2013 we continued to our streak of having an AUS All-Star (Myatt), an AUS award winner (Robinson), and team on the podium (AUS bronze medal for the women's team).  However, coaches and athletes want more! We will not rest on past success and our goals in 2014 will be to improve on these results," said head coach Jason Reindl. 

Myatt's trip was her first at a CIS championship and she added, "my experience this past weekend at CIS was eye opening, the competition was fierce. My goal was not to attend CIS but to be competitive at CIS and I think that was accomplished. Although it was only Katie and myself, I believe we made everyone take notice that UNB was represented and in a positive way, what we did this past weekend just shows the great positive strides UNB cross country is taking and it is just a peak of what great things are to come. This season was a great success, the team was a close group and none of us could have accomplished all that we did without each others support and encouragement. Looking forward into the indoor season, I know that everyone on the team has a great base and with a few months of refining as we make the transition from cross country to track the team  will be putting out some great results no doubt! My hopes for the season is to represent UNB at the CIS for track and field this season."