Flynn leads Redmen to 9th place at Western meet

Flynn leads Redmen to 9th place at Western meet

Sep 22, 07 Cross Country (M)
By Earl Zukerman

LONDON, Ont. -- Freshman Sébastien Flynn was the top Redmen runner for the second straight week, finishing 20th overall in a record field of 148 entries as McGill placed ninth of 18 teams at the 33rd annual Western International cross-country running meet in London, Saturday.

Eastern Michigan's Josh Karanja of Ottawa, Ont., won gold in the men's race, 31:53, posting the 11th fastest time in meet history. Bucknell's Wallace Campbell was second in 31:59 and Braden Novakowski of Queen's won bronze in 32:11.

Other scorers for McGill were Stephen Douglas (33:52, 40th) of Pictou, N.S., Graydon Snider (34:39, 61st) of Montreal, Que., Ken Douglas (35:23, 57th) of Los Gatos, Calif., and Antony Orth (33:46, 72nd) of Kitsilano, B.C.

Eastern Michigan dominated and placed six runners in the men's Top 10 and attained a team score of 25 points, breaking the meet record of 27 set by Windsor in 2003. They also attained a team time of 161:26 (total time of their five top finishers, breaking the meet record of 161:32 set by the University of Michigan in 1990.

Bucknell was second with 113 points, followed by Queen's (118), Central Michigan (119), Western (146), Windsor (150), Guelph (157), Dalhousie (166), McGill (262), Toronto (298), McMaster (321), Nazareth (339), Brock (357), York (435), Marietta (458), Laurier (461) and Waterloo (488).


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