Canada goes 1-2 in junior women’s race, Sasha Gollish wins 10K silver at Pan Am XC Cup

Canada went 1-2 in the junior women's race en route to the team title while Sasha Gollish won silver in the senior 10K at the Pan Am Cross-Country Cup.

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Canada ?? goes 1-2 in the junior women's race at the Pan Am XC Cup in Venezuela! Recap to come. #canadianrunning

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Despite 30C conditions during the second ever Pan American Cross-Country Cup on Friday, Canadians will be coming home with some hardware thanks to strong individual and team performances.

The race was held in Caracas, Venezuela and featured strong teams from the United States, Mexico, Peru, and Brazil.

Led by a 1-2 finish in the junior women’s 6K, Branna MacDougall and Madeleine Ghazarian led Canada to a gold medal in the team category. The two finished just 0.39 seconds from each other with MacDougall outlasting her teammate in 21:31.33. All five Canadian juniors finished in the top-10 in the women’s 6K.

Showing off her range in the senior women’s 10K, Pan Am Games 1,500m bronze medallist Sasha Gollish added a Pan Am Cross-Country Cup silver medal to her resume running 37:53, 12 seconds back of American Allison Grace Morgan.

There were several DNFs (“did not finish”) in the races, possibly due to the heat. The coach of Julie-Anne Staehli, Steve Boyd, wrote that she was hospitalized after the race from being disoriented and sick to her stomach. Remarkably, she still finished 16th.

In the men’s races, Cameron Linscott was the top Canadian in the junior men’s category, finishing in fourth, just three seconds off the podium. Nicholas Falk, a former University of Windsor Lancer, cracked the top-10 in the senior men’s race finishing tenth in 32:42.30.

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Linscott and Ehab El-Sandali, the lone other Canadian junior to finish in the top-10, helped the team win silver, losing out to only the United States. The top four individual athletes score towards an overall team total. The lower the score, the better.

Though the senior men’s team was unable to field a full team (four athletes needed to score), the senior women’s team snagged a podium spot finishing in the top-three with the United States and Peru.

For many athletes, this time of year is a chance to run indoor track but March hosts two international cross-country competitions in which Canada will compete. In addition to the Pan Am XC Cup, Canada will be sending a team to the world university cross-country championships in later this month.

Full results can be found below (Canadians in bold):

Junior women’s 6K

1 MACDOUGALL, Branna 98 Canada 21:31,33 1
2 Ghazarian, Madeleine 98 Canada 21:31,72 2
3 Meneses, Saida 97 Peru 21:57,22 3
4 Huaman, Judith 97 Peru 22:20,05 4
5 Sevsek, Christina 98 Canada 22:37,19 5
6 Cjuro, Rina Ruth 98 Peru 23:02,70 6
7 Dobbs, Hiley 98 Canada 23:09,15 7
8 Izquierdo S., Nadia 98 Mexico 23:11,20 8
9 Josinnet, Danielle 97 Canada 23:25,58 9
10 Barajas Q., Blanca L. 98 Colombia 23:39,32 10
11 Rivera S., Leidy T. 98 Colombia 23:40,71 11
12 Graves, Claire 98 Estados Unidos 23:46,20 12
13 Chocca, Deysi 98 Peru 23:54,14 13
14 Garner, Jacqueline 97 Estados Unidos 24:00,37 14
15 Lewis, Courtney 97 Estados Unidos 24:00,61 15
16 Bosque T., Alondra Y. 97 Puerto Rico 24:07,98 16
17 Maldonado C., Soe A. 97 Puerto Rico 24:27,95 17
18 Berry, Melissa 98 Estados Unidos 24:43,77 18
19 Mansure, Kahtleen 97 Estados Unidos 25:00,51 19
20 Newman R., Andrea M. 98 Puerto Rico 25:59,48 20
21 Castro A., Maria J. 98 Venezuela 26:11,85 21
22 Gotay M., Jeneysis 98 Puerto Rico 26:14,64 22
23 Bentancourt P., Lismar A 97 Venezuela 26:55,82 23
24 Hernandez C., Kensley R. 97 Puerto Rico 27:16,44 24
25 Aray, Angelimar 97 Venezuela 27:25,55 25
26 Aguilera, Josmely 97 Venezuela 28:03,83 26
27 Soto, Marjin 97 Venezuela 30:11,81 27
— Ñañez, Stephanie 97 Venezuela DNF

Junior men’s 6K

1 Ferreira DO N., Daniel 98 Brasil 26:05,37
2 Pollard, Thomas 97 Estados Unidos 26:14,72 1
3 Ramos, Omar 98 Peru 26:35,57
4 Linscott, Cameron 98 Canada 26:38,66 2
5 Haller, Miler 97 Estados Unidos 26:43,05 3
6 Zabilski, Brian 97 Estados Unidos 26:51,95 4
7 El-Sandali, Ehab 97 Canada 27:06,83 5
8 Montes DE Oca, Gerson 97 Ecuador 27:13,04
9 Butler, Benjamin 97 Estados Unidos 27:19,36 6
10 Bloomer, Reilly 97 Estados Unidos 27:27,57
11 Duran T., Jose L. 97 Mexico 27:29,19
11 Ortiz R., Victor G. 98 Puerto Rico 27:29,19 7
13 Palma, Luis 97 Peru 27:37,59
14 Ubene, Mitchell 98 Canada 27:40,90 8
15 Marcano, Ignacio 97 Venezuela 27:45,32 9
16 Workman, Benjamin 97 Canada 28:05,77 10
17 Castillo, Luis 97 Venezuela 28:14,22 11
18 Reyna T., Arturo I. 98 Mexico 28:33,66
19 Florez A., Adrian S. 97 Colombia 28:42,05
20 Ortiz C., Ramon L. 98 Puerto Rico 29:06,57 12
21 Diaz, Juan 98 Venezuela 29:15,46 13
22 Baez, Victor 97 Venezuela 29:16,18 14
23 Yanez B., Jose I. 98 Venezuela 29:39,25
24 Chacin, Gabriel 97 Venezuela 30:09,45
25 Mercado V., William J. 97 Puerto Rico 30:29,92 15
26 Arocho C., Edgardo 97 Puerto Rico 33:06,51 16
— Colyn, Nickolas 97 Canada DNF
— Tell, Riley 98 Canada DNF
— Mojica G., Argenys G. 98 Puerto Rico DNF

Senior women’s 10K

1 Grace Morgan, Allison 82 Estados Unidos 37:41,21 1
2 Gollish, Sasha 81 Canada 37:53,23 2
3 Rojas, Luz Mery 93 Peru 38:04,22 3
4 Brea A., Joselyn D. 94 Venezuela 38:09,55 4
5 Brooking, Lisa 87 Canada 38:12,08 5
6 Rosas R., Sandra M. 88 Colombia 38:34,67
7 Inga, Charo 93 Peru 38:40,39 6
8 Suver, Mattie 87 Estados Unidos 38:44,38 7
9 Sulca, Nelida 87 Peru 38:50,21 8
10 Slaby, Gina 81 Estados Unidos 39:03,57 9
11 MACUMBER, Cally 90 Estados Unidos 39:08,39 10
12 Desjardins, Laura 88 Canada 39:11,38 11
13 Arzapalo, Hortencia 81 Peru 39:20,11 12
14 Prieto C., Sara M. 89 Mexico 39:44,74
15 DO Nascimento S., Jenife 91 Brasil 39:54,81
16 Staehli, Julie-Anne 93 Canada 39:57,56 13
17 Laureano R., Ashley Nico 94 Puerto Rico 40:07,46
18 Goncalvez R., Mirena Del 93 Venezuela 40:16,65 14
19 Esquivel P., Sara 89 Mexico 40:48,88
20 Arteaga, Nubia 90 Venezuela 41:40,48 15
21 Sora, Klopfenstein 92 Estados Unidos 42:09,09
22 Garcia G., Maria Del R. 91 Mexico 42:38,14
23 Urbina, Karla 86 Venezuela 43:44,07 16
— Suarez, Wilyesca 94 Venezuela DNF
— Alfonzo C., Gabriela B. 95 Venezuela DNF

Senior men’s 10K

1 Cowart, Donald 85 Estados Unidos 31:19,56 1
2 Silvestre L, Gilberto 89 Brasil 31:35,90
3 King, Max 80 Estados Unidos 31:42,56 2
4 Bosshard, Joe 89 Estados Unidos 31:50,57 3
5 Orta, Luis 89 Venezuela 31:56,47 4
6 Peña C., Javier A. 88 Colombia 32:05,28
7 Ostos, Luis 92 Peru 32:22,20 5
8 Ccope, Jhordan 95 Peru 32:34,31 6
9 Champi, Rene 91 Peru 32:42,23 7
10 Falk, Nicholas 91 Canada 32:42,30
11 Dinzeo, Aaron 91 Estados Unidos 33:01,33 8
12 Stevens, Tabor 91 Estados Unidos 33:04,77
13 Peña, Alexis 91 Venezuela 33:11,03 9
14 Castelblanco, Joge 87 Panama 33:32,85
15 Esselink, Evan 92 Canada 33:42,82
16 Blanco, Marvin 88 Venezuela 33:55,26 10
17 Palma, Whinton 95 Venezuela 34:03,62 11
18 Graham, Awayne Jamaica 34:19,04 12
19 Guerrero S., Fabian 81 Mexico 34:30,09
20 Frith, Obrien Jamaica 34:37,76 13
21 Diaz, William 93 Venezuela 34:38,11
22 Brown, Kirk Jamaica 34:55,17 14
23 Greene, Fhalentino Jamaica 35:11,25 15
24 Nina, Walter 94 Peru 35:18,04 16
25 Landeau, Nicholas 95 Trinidad & Tobago 35:52,16 17
26 Suarez, Walter 91 Venezuela 36:37,07
27 Nava A., Emmanuel 90 Mexico 37:00,72
28 Smith, George 90 Trinidad & Tobago 37:03,66 18
29 Cox, Curtis 68 Trinidad & Tobago 37:28,82 19
30 Larode, Jules 71 Trinidad & Tobago 39:24,95 20
31 Hagley, Matthew 86 Trinidad & Tobago 40:02,79
32 Cortez R., Kevin O. 96 Puerto Rico 41:14,79
33 Elliott, Quincy 88 Trinidad & Tobago 44:18,07
— Cassidy, Ryan 93 Canada DNF