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Cross-country teams ready to race in national championship meet

The Lancer cross-country teams will look for top performances on Saturday when Canadian Interuniversity Sport celebrates 50 years of competition in the sport during its national championship meet in London. The event will feature 125 athletes from 25 schools in the women’s five-kilometre race at noon; 129 runners from 24 institutions are scheduled to take the start of the 10-kilometre men’s event at 1 p.m.

The #3 Lancer men’s team is a mix of strong veterans and exciting young talent. Led by all-Canadian Matt Walters, the Lancer men have had a very successful regular season and placed second at the provincial championship, finishing four of the team’s top five runners in the top 15 overall.

As a team, the Lancer women have also had a very successful regular season and finished fourth overall at the provincial meet to qualify for the national championships. Jen Corrick led the way for Windsor with a 10th place finish overall to be named OUA all-conference.

Read the full preview, “Lancer XC looks for strong performances at CIS Championships,” at goLancers.ca.

Fan bus headed to London

A bus will provide transportation to fans hoping to watch Lancer runners in action at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport cross-country championship meet in London on Saturday, November 10.

The bus will depart from the St. Denis Centre at about 8:30 a.m. to arrive at the Thames Valley Golf Course for the race start—the women at noon and the men at 1 p.m. The bus will leave London following the awards ceremony, at about 2:30 p.m.

The cost is $20 and space is going fast; to reserve your spot, e-mail Mitch Tome at Mitchelltome5@hotmail.com.

Five Lancer footballers named provincial all-stars

Ontario University Athletics has named five members of the Lancer football squad to its all-star team: receiver Jordan Brescacin, quarterback Austin Kennedy, punter Dan Cerino, cornerback Shea Pierre and halfback Matt McGarva.

Brescacin set two OUA records this season, most single season receptions with 68 and most career receptions with 192. Kennedy led the nation in passing yards. Cerino averaged 40.5 yards per punt. Pierre totalled 21 tackles in seven games and McGarva had 22 tackles in four games.

Read the full story at goLancers.ca.