Gryphon men win cross-country title, women second

HAMILTON – The Guelph Gryphons captured the OUA men’s cross-country team title Saturday at the championship meet at Hamilton’s Bayfront Park while the Gryphon women finished second.

The Gryphs took top spot in the men’s category with three of their runners finishing in the top four of the individual men’s 10-kilometre race.

Guelph won the class with 40 points while the host McMaster Marauders were second at 48. Queen’s Gaels finished third with 83 by winning the tie-breaker with the Windsor Lancers who were fourth with 83. Top finishers on each team scored points for their team while the ties were broken by the finishing position of a team’s sixth runner.

Mitchell Ubene of the Gryphs won the men’s individual title by finishing the race in 31 minutes, 0.6 seconds. Isaiah Frielink of Western was second at 31:10.1 and Mark Patton of the Gryphs was the bronze medalist by finishing in 31:12.6. Kalum Delaney of the Gryphs was fourth at 31:13.8.

Of the other Gryphs, John Perrier was 12th in 31:54.2, Nicholas Bannon was 20th in 32:17.2, Joshua Kellier was 28th in 32:42.1 and Gavin Hughes was 35th in 32:57.7.

The men’s race had 85 finishers.

Queen’s won the women’s team title as they, too, had three runners finish in the top four of the eight-kilometre race. Queen’s collected 37 points while Guelph was second at 57 and Toronto Varsity Blues third at 76.

Lucia Stafford of the Toronto Varsity Blues won the individual gold with a time of 27:20.2. She was followed by three runners from Queen’s — Branna MacDougall in second in 27:26.9, Brogan MacDougall in third in 28:01.5 and Kara Blair in fourth in 28:12.3.

Top Gryphon was Hannah Woodhouse in sixth at 28:29.2 while Kiana Gibson was 10th in 29:11.4, Cameron Ormond was 12th in 29:15.3, Sadie-Jane Hickson was 14th in 29:35.3, Annika Ariano was 15th in 29:35.6 and Olivia Roussel was 16th in 29:38.1.

The women’s race had 91 finishers.


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