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Huskies cross country finishes seventh in Canada West

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The Huskies men’s and women’s cross country teams finished seventh in the Canada West division at the Canada West and Canadian Interuniversity Sport  Cross Country Championship. The teams finished 17th and 20th respectively in the CIS division. The event was held on Nov. 9 at Western University in London, Ont.

Huskie Robert Bigsby was the top finisher for the Dogs, placing 9th in the Canada West and 38th in the CIS in the 10-kilometre race. Bigsby finished the race with a time of 33:00.8, making him a Canada West Second Team All-Star.

Riley Magee had the next best result for the Huskies men’s team, coming in at 28th in the Canada West and 85th in the CIS with a time of 34:47.6.

The top time for Canada West in the race was 31:21.8, ran by the University of Regina’s Matthew Johnson.

Tye Buettner and Anne Charles recorded the top finishes for the women’s side, coming in 22nd and 23rd in the Canada West with times of 4:22.3 and 24:36.8 respectively. The times gave the women a 96th and 99th place in the CIS race.

Trinity Western University’s Alison Jackson won the Canada West title with a finish of 21:25.1.

Trinity Western also nabbed the Canada West women’s team title. The University of Victoria Vikes came in second followed by the University of Calgary Dinos, the University of Alberta Pandas, the University of Regina Cougars and the University of Manitoba Bisons.

The University of Guelph Gryphons were the big winners of the event, taking home the CIS men’s and women’s title. This was the team’s eighth straight men’s CIS team banner and the ninth consecutive national title for the women.

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