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Queen’s women win NCAA cross-country race

Queen's and Guelph with strong showings on Saturday at the Paul Short run in Lehigh

The Queen’s women ran their full squad on Saturday at the Paul Short Run in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. The team of Branna and Brogan MacDougall, Kara Blair, Makenna Fitzgerald and Marley Beckett won the race with 127 points.

Pictured: Brogan MacDougall. Photo: Maxine Gravina.

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Brogan is coming off of an extremely impressive 2018 cross-country season, where she remained undefeated through the collegiate calendar. 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. Of her fall cross-country races MacDougall said, “It has been a dream of a season.” She then went on to represent Canada at the World Cross-Country Championships in March.

Her older sister, Branna, sat out the 2018 cross-country season due to injury but is back and running well this season. If Queen’s can keep their roster of women healthy, they’ll certainly be a strong contenders for the U Sports title come November.

Photo: Maxine Gravina

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The Guelph women also ran well, running most of their squad with Danielle Jossinet coming across first for 26th place. The second Guelph Gryphon across the line was Cameron Ormond in 31st. Ormond is a four-time OFSAA cross-country gold medallist who won the Bill Slater Western XC Invitiational two weeks ago. The team finished eighth overall.

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Western Invitational. Photo: Maxine Gravina

On the men’s side, the Guelph men finished 11th and the Queen’s men finished 16th. First across the line for the Gryphon men was Kalum Delaney, a first year runner from Victoria, B.C. The first Queen’s runner across the line was Mitch Delange a third year Commerce student.

Full results can be found here.