Hulse races to a first place finish at McGill Open
MONTREAL – Matt Hulse of Kingston, Ont., opened the
season with a victory at the McGill Open while helping the
Queen’s men’s cross-country team to a third place
finish. On the women’s side, Leah Larocque of Ottawa finished
sixth leading Queen’s to a second-place finish.
Hulse raced to a 6km time of 19 minutes and 47 seconds crossing the finish line 11 seconds ahead of Laval’s Dominic Michaud who finished at 19:58. Ryan Noel-Hodge of Concordia University was third at 20 minutes flat. Queen’s Joshua Potvin of Thunder Bay, Ont., finished in the top 15, placing 13th with a time of 20:39. Clay Patterson of Elgin, Ont., was 18th and Trevor Walmsley of Calgary finished 19th.
Laval captured the men’s title with 56 points while Western was second with 60 and Queen’s finished third with 76 points.
On the women’s 4km run, Larocque finished in sixth place in a time of 15:19. Manon Letourneau of Laval finished first at 14:57 while Lynn Mockler of Western was second at 15:04. Melanie Myrand of McGill rounded out the podium crossing the finish line at 15:06.
Queen’s Emily Klassen of Kingston, Ont., broke into the top 10 with an eighth place finish. Nadia Tatlow of Calgary was 12th while Alecia Kallos of Vancouver, B.C. and Maggie Hutton of Whitby, Ont., were 16th and 17th respectively.
Western claimed the overall women’s title with 30 points while Queen’s finished second with 55 points. McGill rounded out the top three with 87 points.