John Gay wins BC Cross Country Championships

ByDavid M. Conte

Oct 25, 2021

canadian olympian John Gay returned to racing on Saturday at the BC Cross Country Championships, having clocked a personal best at the Olympics. Gay completed the 8km XC course in a record time of 23:26.

Photo: Jim Finlayson

Gay finished 11 seconds ahead of Canada West and favorite U Sports XC Thomas nobbs and Cameron Proceviat of the Simon Fraser Track and Field Club. Gay and the other best will have the chance to represent British Columbia at the Canadian Cross Country Championships in Ottawa on November 27 at Wesley Clover Parks.

Leslie Sexton and Ben Flanagan are your 2021 Canadian 10K Champions

In the 8 km women’s championship, Sarah Inglis continued his impressive form after winning the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront 10k last weekend. Inglis defeats Canadian Olympians Genevieve Lalonde and Alycia Butterworth 18 seconds to win the race (27:13). Inglis was the favorite entering the championship, winning her last two races on the roads. Lalonde took a leave of absence after the Olympics and is currently preparing to fight for victory at the Canadian National Cross Country Championships.

Leslie Sexton and Sarah Inglis at the 2021 Canadian 10K Championships (Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 10K). Photo: Canada Running Series

McMaster Bayfront Invitation

In the last OUA meeting of the season, the Guelph team Mitch ubene an incredible winning streak ended at the McMaster’s Bayfront Invitational. The McMaster Marauders were back in full force, with the return of Andrew Davies and Max Turek. The 8 km race ended in a sprint between Nick Bannon, McMaster’s Alex drover and Davies. Drover pushed back his teammate and the competition to defend his own ground, winning the race in 25: 03.1. Bannon edged Davies of McMaster to the line for second place, finishing 0.3 seconds behind Drover. McMaster had three top-five runners, but that wasn’t enough to beat the Guelph men’s team, who edged them three points to win with 30 points.

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Photo: Kevin MacKinnon

from Guelph Kiana gibson and Sadie jane hickson both were, once again, in the top three of the women’s 8 km. The two Guelph athletes worked together, pushing the pace forward, dropping their competition. He was a veteran of the University of Toronto Varsity Blues Jazz Shukla which spoiled Guelph’s podium sweep, finishing second behind Gibson in 29:22. The second-ranked team in the country according to our media rankings, Guelph ended the OUA regular season by winning its third consecutive game. They will compete at the OUA Championships on November 6 as the favorites to win the team title.

Photo: Kevin MacKinnon

Toronto Women’s Run

The Toronto women’s running series returned to Sunnybrook Park for the 13th edition of the women’s 5K race on Saturday. For many women, this race is an opportunity to run in a supportive and friendly environment. This year’s field was deep, with eight women diving below the 20-minute mark. 800m Olympian Madeleine Kelly increased the distance to win the race ahead of her former teammate Sasha gollish and Somerset Jarvis at 5:17 p.m. This race welcomed 180 women on his return.

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5 km results:

  1. Madeleine Kelly (17:17)
  2. Sasha Gollish (17:29)
  3. Somerset Jarvis (18:15)


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