WXC | Gendron's Third Place Finish Leads Voyageurs
Laurentian Voyageurs Cross-Country Running team competed at the Don Mills Waterloo Open hosted by the University of Waterloo this past weekend.
Running with the lead pack, Laurentian's Pascale Gendron (Toronto) surged over the final two kilometres of the six-kilometre race to place third overall amongst university athletes in a time of twenty-two minutes and thirty-two seconds. Following Gendron, the Vees raced in a tight pack with only forty-three seconds separating their next four scoring runners. Second-year nursing student Kristen Mrozewski (Sudbury), placed 32nd in 24:16. Fourth-year health promotion student, Angela Mozzon (Sudbury) placed 35th in 24:21. Fifth-year education student Sarah Thackeray (Cavan) placed 37th in 24:25. Third-year adventure leadership student Sarah Booth (Peterborough) was Laurentian's final scorer in 47th place in 24:59. Also competing for Laurentian was Meredith Kusnierczyk (Sudbury), who placed 49th in 25:05; Ashley Valentini (Oshawa), 64th in 26:22 and Abbey Maillet (Dundas), 65th in 26:43. The Laurentian women placed fifth in the team scoring with a total of 153 points.
"Pascale's fitness is definitely showing", commented Head Coach, Darren Jermyn. "She followed up her impressive run at Western last weekend with another great performance today. She was comfortable running in the lead pack and was able to surge when needed to place in the top three"
Commenting on her team's performance, Sarah Thackeray noted, "Our women's team raced very hard as a group today, constantly pushing other throughout the race and we all finished strongly".
The Vees return to OUA action on October 14th at the McMaster Bayfront Open in Hamilton.