Saints Run to Gold
St. Clair College played host to the first event of the OCAA Cross Country season at Windsor's Malden Park and the Saints Men's team continued their unbeaten streak taking the team title.
The Women's team for St. Clair also fared well with a 5th place finish.
10 OCAA teams competed in the Men's race with 9 teams facing off in the Women's race.
The St. Clair Men's team was led by outstanding rookie runner Carter Free (Napanee, ON) who ran away from the competition in a time of 25:42 over the very difficult 8km course.
He was followed by a 3rd year Saints runner and 2-time All-Canadian Tyler Jones (Lasalle, ON/Sandwich) who crossed the line in a time of 26:41 in 3rd Place just ahead of fellow St. Clair 3rd year man Rick Nepomuceno (Windsor, ON/Holy Names) in 4th place in a time of 26:56.
The St. Clair Women's team was led by another rookie runner in Mya Palumbo (Amherstburg, ON/General Amherst) who turned in a 6th Place finish in a time of 26:07 over the 6km course.
The St. Clair Cross Country program will next be in action against primarily Ontario Universities on Sep. 21st at the Bill Slater Western International Invitational being held at Thames Valley Golf Course in London.
St. Clair will play host to the OCAA Provincial Championships Oct. 26th at Malden Park.