In her first race for Queen’s University, and her first time racing within the Canadian university sports system (U Sports), Branna MacDougall controlled the Western Cross-Country Invitational the entire way to win the women’s 6K in a course record. The Iowa State University transfer who now attends Queen’s in her hometown of Kingston, Ont. ran 20:45 for the 6K to win over Western’s Kristina Popadich and Windsor’s Stefanie Smith.
MacDougall is the Canadian U20 5,000m record holder. The previous course record holder? Former Queen’s athlete and five-time All-Canadian Julie-Anne Staehli, who ran 20:51 at the Thames Valley Golf Course in 2013.
Canadian Running caught up with MacDougall after her victory at Thames Valley Golf Course.
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