Queen's sweeps international Hamilton College invitational
CLINTON, NY (October 10, 2009) – Matt Hulse of Kingston,
Ont. and Patricia Roney of Victoria, B.C., finished in second place
in the men’s and women’s events respectively to lead
the Gaels to victory at the Hamilton College cross country held in
Clinton, NY on Saturday.
Queen’s placed four racers in the top five claiming second, third, fourth and sixth, winning the overall men’s title. Hulse was second in a time of 25 minutes and 30.3 seconds just a millisecond behind Peter Kosgei of host Hamilton College.
Hulse was followed by Andrew Courchene of Carleton Place, Ont., who finished in 26.45.6 for third place. Clay Patterson of Elgin, Ont., and Joshua Potvin of Thunder Bay, Ont., rounded out the next three positions.
In the women’s race, Queen’s dominated the event placing eight athletes in the top-10. Roney led the way for the Gaels crossing the line second at 18:22.9. Jenn Randell from Ithaca College was first at 18.21.3
Leah Larocque of Ottawa was second while Emily Klassen of Kingston, Ont., was third. Other top 10 finishers were: Maggie Hutton of Whitby, Ont., Grace Keenleyside of Brockville, Ont., Nadia Tatlow of Calgary, Alecia Kallos of Vancouver and Elizabeth Miller of Ottawa. Julie McVicar of Kanata, Ont., finished just outside the top 10 in 11th.
Next weekend the Gaels will be on their home track hosting the Queen’s Invitational on October 17th. The event kicks off at 11:00am at Fort Henry Hill. Queen’s also hosts the nation’s best cross country runners on November 14 at the CIS Cross Country Championship.