Sep. 21, 2010
MONTREAL -- Distance runner Sarah McCuaig of the McGill women's cross-country team is the De Facto Quebec university female athlete of the week for the period ending Sept. 19, 2010.
McCuaig, a 20-year-old science sophomore from Waterloo, Ont.,, was the top university runner and finished second overall at the McGill Open cross-country meet held on the slopes of Mt. Royal, Saturday.She completed the four-kilometre course in 14 minutes, 38 seconds, one second behind race winner Avril Ogrodnick of the McGill Olympic Club. McCuaig enrolled at McGill in 2009 out of Sir John A. Macdonald secondary school in Waterloo.
Also honoured was Laval cross-country runner Charles Philibert-Thiboutot, who captured the weekly honours on the men's side after winning the McGill Open on Saturday.
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