In the world of a university student, hours spent working out are few and far between. Between balancing class, homework and often a job, many students can’t find the time to hit the gym. It’s important, however, for students to fit exercise into their busy schedules not only for the health benefits, but also for the mental and emotional benefits.
As a two-time national champion with her former team, Katie Miyazaki is confident that the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, too, are capable of a national title. Miyazaki joined the Dogs last year after playing three seasons with the Simon Fraser University Clan. The Clan left Canadian Interuniversity Sport in 2010 to join the NCAA ranks. Miyazaki chose to stay in the CIS and play with Saskatchewan. It is a decision that she does not look back on with regret.
After taking 2010 off from university competition, Jodi Souter has returned this year to make the Huskies women’s cross country team a contender for the Canada West title. Hailing from the small town of Pleasantdale, Sask., Souter had a late start in cross country when she began to run competitively in her grade 12 year in 2005.
Although there has been an increase of women in Canadian politics of about 20 per cent in the last 30 years, there is still a shortage of female representation.