Mount Allison captures first lace at ACAA Cross Country Meet

Arielle Fitzgerald of the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus (Dal AC) and John Beninger of Mount Allison were the top runners at the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) Cross Country Meet hosted by Mt. A on Saturday, Sept 28. Fitzgerald finished with a time of 19:34 for the five kilometre event, while Beninger finished the eight kilometre event with a time of 26:48.

In the women’s division, the next four finishers behind Fitzgerald were Mt. A women: Marya Peters, Courtney King, Cassidy Langley, and Claire Henderson-Hamilton. This finish gave the Mt. A Women a first place finish in the team competition. Second place was Dal AC, and coming third was Université Sainte-Anne.

In the men’s division the top four times were split between Mt. A and Dal AC, but the Mounties were able to capture the next four positions to give them the team victory. Dal AC finished second, and Université Sainte-Anne finished in third.

Coming in just behind John Beninger was Mountie runner Jonathan Craig for second place, while Dal AC’s Logan Grant and John Yool were in hot pursuit, finishing in third and fourth position. Coming in fifth and sixth position, and combining to give the first place team finish to Mount Allison, were Colin Rennie and Austin Landry.

The next cross country meet will be hosted by Université Sainte-Anne on Saturday, October 5.

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