Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Islanders lead St. F.X. teams at AUS cross-country meet

Islanders lead St. F.X. teams at AUS cross-country meet

Published on September 28, 2011

Summerside native Connor McGuire’s second consecutive individual victory paced the St. F.X. X-Men to back-to-back Atlantic University Sport cross-country meet championships during the Acadia Invitational in Wolfville, N.S., recently.

McGuire’s time of 26 minutes, eight seconds topped the division, followed by X-Men teammates Riley Johnston (26:23) in second and Zach MacDonald (26:31) in third.

Dalhousie Tigers finished second in the team competition, while Memorial was third.

Kelly MacDonald of Montague ran a fourth-place time of 19:40 in the women’s cross-country event at Acadia to help the X-Women win their second straight team title this season.

Memorial and Acadia placed second and third, respectively, in the team event.

Caroline McIlroy of Memorial University finished first (18:14), while X-Women Natalie Kannenberg (19:00) and Melissa Hardy (19:27) finished second and third, respectively.

Both the men’s and women’s teams resume the season at the Universite de Moncton Invitational on Oct. 8.

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