The Holland Hurricanes captured men’s gold at Saturday’s 2019 Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) cross-country running championships at the Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park at Brookvale.
The championship had six ACAA members represented in both the men’s and women’s races consisting of 59 runners.
It was a day to remember for the Holland College men as their top-three runners finished third, fourth and fifth in a field of 26 runners. This propelled them to the school’s first conference championship in team history.
The Hurricanes were led by Benjamin Nwaogazi-Awuja (third), Ben Sullivan (fourth) and Carter Van De Wiel (fifth), James Wilmot (13th), Tristan Rampersad (16th) and Trent Lambert (17th).
The race was won by Kieran Thornell of the Dal AC Rams, followed by Donald Dewolfe (Mount Allison).
On the women’s side, it was an impressive performance from the Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) Mystics as Grace Anderson took home gold, followed by teammate Hannah Baillie. Dalhousie Agriculture Campus (Dal AC) Rams runner Chloe Toombs captured the bronze medal in a field of 33 runners.
The top Hurricanes’ runner was Rebecca Levy, who came in fifth. Marth Day (15th), Teanna Letkeman (17th), Alicia McIsaac (20th) and Zora Wendt (21st) also represented the Hurricanes.
The Mystics took home the conference banner in the women’s team division with 30 points. The Mount Allison University Mounties secured second with 33 points and the Dal AC Rams finished in third place with 38 points. The Hurricanes finished in fourth place.