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Cross Country Narrowly Misses Podium Finish at OCAA Championship

Cross Country Narrowly Misses Podium Finish at OCAA Championship

WINDSOR – The Humber cross country team competed at the 2019 OCAA Championship on the weekend, with the men's team finishing in fourth place and the women's finishing sixth.

Cole Czuchnicki paced the way for the men's squad, finishing in 18th place and shaving almost two minutes off of his time from his first race at Maiden Park on Sept. 14. Freshman Addison Nixon rounded out Humber's top-25 finishers, with a 24th place finish.

Cole Czuchnicki was honoured post-race with the OCAA Fair Play Award.

Standings   Score
4 18-24-31-37(45)(48) 110
Place Time Gap
18 Cole Czuchnicki 27:10:06 2:14
24 Addison Nixon 25:18:00 3:13
31 Peter Wilson 28:46:00 3:50
37 Aaron Aylward 29:25:00 4:29
45 Michael Matthews 29:48:00 4:52
48 Robert Payne 30:05:00 5:09

The women's team was paced by Niagara Falls native Kayleigh Bush, who was selected as a second team all-star with her ninth-place finish. Bush shaved two minutes off her time from Sept. 14, where she finished 12th. Freshman Megan Raso rounded out Humber's top-20 scorers, finishing in 19th place.

Standings   Score
6 9-19-23-27(36)(47) 78
Place Time Gap
9 Kayleigh Bush 24:27:00 1:42
19 Megan Raso 25:00:00 2:15
23 Patricia Rothenburg 25:28:00 2:43
27 Montana Wilkins 25:46:00 3:01
36 Ana Jaimes Albarran 26:26.3 3:41
47 Suhaila Yemen 27:39.3 4:54

What's Next?
Humber cross country will head to the CCAA National Championship on Nov. 9 in Grande Prairie, Alberta.