Dal AC sweeps ACAA Athletes of the Week

Male: Kieran Thornell
Dal AC Cross Country
Academic Program: BSc Plant Science
Year: 2
Hometown: Stonington, Ct.

Kieran had his best race of the year at the ACAA Championships. Kieran led for most of the race and finished 1st in a time of 30:05.0 over the 8 km course. In the other ACAA races this season, Kieran placed 4th at CU (32:17) , 1st at MTA (31:20.4) and 2nd at MSVU (30:44.9).

In his second year running for DAL AC, Kieran has shown to be a tough competitor, working hard to better his times throughout the season. This year, he knocked off more than 2 minutes from the first race to the Championships! Kieran came to DAL AC after a successful track career at Stonington High, Connecticut USA.


Female: Hannah Arseneault
Dal AC  Cross Country
Academic Program: MSc
Year: 4
Hometown: St. Martin, NB

Hannah , in her 4th year of running for DAL AC, completed the season  in the same manner she has every year - winning.  In all  ACAA 2018-19 Cross County races this year, Hannah finished 1st with times of  28:14 (CU) and  27:12 (MTA), and 27:09.9 (MSVU). At the final race of the year, Hannah again won the ACAA title with a time of 26:45.5. A true competitor, she trained hard and improved her time every race. On average, she was 35 sec ahead of her closest competitor. In her fourth year of competition in the ACAA, Hannah remains undefeated in ACAA competition.

(Submitted/ACAA)