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Lakehead’s Nordic Skiing teams are once again atop the ranks of Canadian university skiers, as both the women and men’s teams were awarded the Canadian College and University Nordic Championships titles on Thursday. The results were made official following Days 4 and 5 of races earlier this week.
Thunderwolf Katherine Stewart Jones (photo left), of Chelsea, Quebec, proved unbeatable across all disciplines, winning all four of her races and earning bragging rights as the overall individual champion. Lakehead’s Scott Hill, of Toronto, won three of his four races and took bronze in the freestyle 1.2 km sprint to be declared the overall champ on the men’s side.
Bryana van Leeuwen, of Ottawa, placed 13th overall in the field of 20 CCUNC skiers. Rounding out the men’s standings were Gavin Shields in fourth place Geoff Way-Nee 13th and Hayden Gorman 22nd.
Lakehead athletes are listed in bold.
Day 4 Results – Freestyle
1. Scott Hill
2. Conor Thompson (Laval)
3. Alexis Morin (Laval)
12. Gavin Shields
15. Geoff Way-Nee
22. Hayden Gorman
Day 5 Results – Sprints
The Canadian College and University Nordic Championships are underway, with Lakehead skiers taking top honors in both the team relays on Saturday and the individual classic races on Sunday.
Thunderwolf Scott Hill (photo left), of Toronto, led the way in the men’s team relay, as he and Gavin Shields won gold in the 8.5km race, about 30 seconds ahead of the silver medallists from Laval.
In the women’s team relay, Katherine Stewart-Jones and Camille Hamm crossed the finish line the fastest, 25 seconds ahead of the Laval Rouge et Or.
In Sunday’s individual classic races, Hill and Stewart-Jones were the leaders once again. Hill captured the gold medal in the men’s 10km, 30 seconds ahead of Ryan Jackson from Carleton, while Stewart-Jones was in a class all by herself, winning the women’s 5km race in 15:06.5, more than two and a half minutes ahead of the silver medallist, Carleton’s Megan Evans.
Following a training day Monday, racing continues Tuesday March 22 with the Freestyle Interval Start race.
Day 1 Results (Classic Sprint Relay)
7. Lakehead 2 (Geoff Way-Nee and Hayden Gorman)
Day 2 Results (Classic Individual)