Saturday were the Athletics Canada Cross-Country Championships and Brogan MacDougall handily won the U20 women’s race, booking her ticket to the World Cross-Country Championships in Denmark in March. 

Brogan MacDougall, U20 champion. Photo: Maxine Gravina.

MacDougall has had an incredible season. In the fall of 2018 she became the OUA champion, U Sports champion, U Sports rookie of the year and U Sports athlete of the year. MacDougall said post-race, “It has been a dream of a season.”

MacDougall said that being a little more relaxed about running has helped her get to a new level. “I honestly forgot I was racing this whole week. It’s my home course so I just went about my business as usual.”

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The Fort was muddy on Saturday. MacDougall took the race out hard and brought three other women with her: Anne Forsyth, Taryn O’Neill and Maggie Smith. The women stayed together through the halfway point and eventually Forsyth and MacDougall broke away. With a lap to go, MacDougall was on her own. 

Photo: Maxine Gravina.

Forsyth was 46th at the NCAA Championships last weekend, and ran well again today. She finished second to MacDougall, back of her by 12 seconds, but ran a strong race considering the very short turn around from NCAAs. 

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The top six individuals born in 2000 and later will be offered spots at the World Championships.

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