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MEDIA GALLERY: U Sports Cross-Country Championships 2018

Must-see moments from the 2018 U Sports Cross-Country Championships


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Saturday was the day of the underdog at the U Sports cross-country championships. The women’s race was won by favourite Brogan MacDougall, who took the race out hard and fast despite extremely strong winds, but the team title went to the Laval Rouge et Or.

 Connor Black was the 2018 men’s winner. Black was second in 2017 and nearly missed the 2018 championship due to an issue with his cuboid bone. Black said post-race that he suffered from some foot issues this fall that culminated in a cuboid injury which sidelined him from OUA’s two weeks ago. 

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Saturday’s men’s race was billed as a contest between the Guelph Gryphons and McMaster Marauders. The teams ended up second and third, only five points separating them, but Calgary came out on top. It takes a lot to get a team of runners in sync on race day, especially in cross-country, a particularly unpredictable discipline of running. Between the difficult conditions and variability of the course, managing to get five runners to have their best possible day at the same time is a big ask. But Calgary pulled it off. Pennock said post-race that it paid to be the underdog. “Everyone had their perfect race. This is like a dream.”

Post-race interviews