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OCAA Cross Country competition returns to St. Lawrence College in Brockville

2009-09-17

Brockville, Ont. (Sept 16, 2009) – On Saturday Sept 19, 2009 St. Lawrence College Athletics will host an Ontario Colleges Athletics Association (OCAA) Invitational Cross Country meet on the Brockville campus.

Participating in this meet are the varsity squads from Fanshawe College (London, ON), Mowhawk College (Hamilton, ON), Loyalist College (Belleville, ON), Redeemer College (Ancaster, ON) and the teams from each of the St. Lawrence College campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston. In all, the meet will feature close to 100 runners on a challenging course which encompasses the SLC Brockville campus and Memorial Park.

Start times for the Women’s race, which is 5km in length, will be at 10:30am. The Men’s race, which is 8km, follows at 11:15am. At 12:15pm, awards for the top 3 female and top 3 male racers will be presented.

The organization of the race has been supported by the Brockville community with St. Lawrence College students, Thousand Islands Secondary School volunteers, and local running groups all contributing their assistance.

Race Course Notes:
SLC Brockville Campus and Memorial Park Course - The course consists mostly of rolling grasslands through the St. Lawrence College campus and Memorial Park.  There is one toboggan hill that is steep and about 80 meters long which the women will run twice and the men will run four times during their races.   There are a few short stretches of gravel pathways.   Each race starts and finishes with a gradual uphill climb for about 150 meters.

Other Notes:
2008,CCAA Canadian Cross Country Championships, Bronze Medalist, Dawn Martin – who represents SLC Brockville will unfortunately not race on her home course for this meet. Due to conflicting family commitments on race day Martin is unable to attend or compete in the SLC Cross Country Invitational this year.

For more information on the St. Lawrence Cross Country Invitational or any other issues related to Athletics at St. Lawrence College Brockville, please contact Janelle MacPherson-Kenney, Athletic & Student Life Officer, at 613-345-0660 ext. 3225 or by email at jmacpherson-kenney@sl.on.ca.