UVic cross-country teams race for Canadian championship on Saturday – Victoria News

The cross-country runners from the University of Victoria participate in the national championships in Quebec this Saturday (November 27).  (Photo courtesy of University of Victoria)

The cross-country runners from the University of Victoria participate in the national championships in Quebec this Saturday (November 27). (Photo courtesy of University of Victoria)

UVic cross country teams race for Canadian championship on Saturday

Vikes men’s and women’s teams head to Quebec for U Sports season finale

Eight kilometers separate the University of Victoria’s cross-country athletes from a national title on Saturday.

The men’s and women’s teams are in Quebec for the U Sports championship race on November 27. The UVic men placed fourth overall in the Canada West finals last month, while the women placed sixth.

The men’s squad includes Jack Boden, Daniel Damian, Chet Goerzen, Anton Kuipers, Benjamin Seshadri, Brandon Vail and Gabe Van Hezewijk. On the women’s side of the Vikes, there will be Delaney Chan, Lia Codrington, Elissa Frielink, Georgia Ginther, Bridget Mateyko, Sofie Ohrling and Erin Owens.

Vail (sixth) and Damian (ninth) placed in the top 10 in the Canada West competition, while Mateyko (18th) and Ginther (19th) were the top individual finishers for UVic women.


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