Athletics Canada has just announced the teams that will be going to the 2019 NACAC Cross-Country Championships on February 16 and the Cross-Country World Championships on March 30. Twenty-four athletes will represent Canada in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (NACAC) and Aarhus, Denmark (Worlds) this winter, including ACXC national champions Genevieve Lalonde and Luc Bruchet.

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The Canadian team who will race at both events. The U20 members of the team  were selected based on their performance at the 2018 ACXC nationals, and the senior men and women, either by their performance at nationals or by achieving an average Top 32 world ranking standard in the qualifying period.

The senior women’s team

Name Hometown Personal Coach Club
Katelyn Ayers Orillia, Ont. Dave Scott-Thomas Speed River Track and Field Club
Geneviève Lalonde Moncton, N.B. Dave Scott-Thomas Speed River Track and Field Club
Jessica O’Connell Calgary, Alta. Mike Van Tighem University of Calgary Athletics Club
Andrea Seccafien Guelph, Ont. Nic Bideau Melbourne Track Club
Claire Sumner Calgary, Alta. Steve Boyd Physi-KULT
Natasha Wodak North Vancouver, B.C. Lynn Kanuka Prairie Inn Harriers Running Club
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Evan Esselink in winter 2018. Photo: Run Waterloo/Flickr

The senior men’s team 

Name Hometown Personal Coach Club
Lucas Bruchet White Rock, B.C. Richard Lee Vancouver Thunderbirds Track & Field Club
Ehab El-Sandali Toronto, Ont. Gary Westgate Toronto West Athletics Running Club
Evan Esselink Courtice, Ont. Richard Lee Unattached
Rory Linkletter Calgary, Alta. Ed Eyestone Unattached
Benjamin Preisner Milton, Ont. Steve Gulley/Taylor Gulley Unattached
Mike Tate Heatherton, N.S. Dave Scott-Thomas Speed River Track and Field Club

The women’s U20 team

Name Hometown Personal Coach Club
Makenna Fitzgerald Kamloops, B.C. Brant Stachel Physi-KULT
Anne Forsyth London, Ont. Mike McGuire Speed River Track and Field Club
Brogan MacDougall Kingston, Ont. Steve Boyd Physi-KULT
Taryn O’Neill Kelowna, B.C. Malindi Elmore Okanagan Athletics Club
Maggie Smith Halifax, N.S. Rich Lehman HaliFAST Athletics
Charlotte Wood Bracebridge, Ont. Sean Cleary Central Ontario Rogues

The men’s U20 team

Evan Burke London, Ont. Dave Mills London Western Track and Field Club
Andrew Davies Sarnia, Ont. Dave Scarrow Windsor Legion Track and Field Club
Joshua Desouza Brampton, Ont. Derek Hackshaw Newmarket Huskies Track Club
Ibrahim Kedir Toronto, Ont. Thomas Peterson Phoenix Athletics
Nicolas Mota Newmarket, ON Derek Hackshaw Newmarket Huskies Track Club
Maximus Thiessen Calgary, Alta. Doug Lamont University of Calgary Athletics Club

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