Athletics Canada XC Nationals Recap

Nova Scotia was well represented this past Saturday at the 2022 Athletics Canada Cross Country Championships in Ottawa, with 18 Athletics NS members competing. The day brought unseasonably high temperatures to Ottawa for the end of November, with sun and 10 degrees being welcomed compared to last year’s frigid championships. Highlights of the day included Anna Robinson (XTFC) placing 13th overall in the U20 Women’s race and Abby Lewis (Chebucto) placing 12th overall in the U18 Women’s race.

On the team side, Nova Scotia was represented with a U18 Women’s and Men’s team, with Abby Lewis leading the Nova Scotia women to a 6th place team finish in branch standings, with a 12th place overall finish in 15:36 over the 4km distance. On the men’s side, Silas Conlin-Morse led the NS men to a 5th place team finish, completing the 6km distance in 20:44 to place 28th overall. The scorers for each NS team were as follows:

U18 NS Women – 6th place (284 points)

12th – 15:36 – Abby Lewis (Chebucto Athletics)

53rd – 16:45 – Ella Bottomley (Celtic Athletics)

61st – 16:58 – Poppy Moon (Chebucto Athletics)

158th – 18:36 – Madesen Allen (Chebucto Athletics)

163rd – 18:46 – Anne-Sophie Le Rudulier (Chebucto Athletics)

183rd – 19:52 – Katherine Sneddon-Simons (YHZ T&F Club)


U18 NS Men – 5th place (234 points)

28th – 20:44 – Silas Conlin-Morse (Valley Athletics)

45th – 21:10 – Griffin Gamble (Chebucto Athletics)

55th – 21:20 – Conlan MacKenzie (XTFC)

106th – 22:12 – Luka Chiasson (Halifax Road Hammers)

149th – 22:55 – Alex Quinton (Chebucto Athletics)

177th – 23:22 – Mathew Lawton (Chebucto Athletics)

Chebucto Athletics was the sole club scoring team for NS, with Chebucto placing 14th (394 points) in the U18 Women’s club standings and 21st (595 points) in the U18 Men’s club standings.

All other Nova Scotia results not mentioned above:

U18 Men (6km)

224th – 24:38 – Liam Elliott (Chebucto Athletics)

U20 Women (6km)

13th – 23:32 – Anna Robinson (XTFC)

Senior Men (10km)

25th – 32:04 – Alex Neuffer (Unattached NS)

68th – 34:36 – Alec Freeman (Unattached NS)

80th – 35:12 – Maksym Pokotylets (Unattached NS)

Senior Women (10km)

38th – 38:15 – Colleen Wilson (Halifax Road Hammers)

Thank you to Jonathan Peverill for the recap and on site support.  

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