3 strong finishes for the Huskies at national cross–country championship


Three members of George Brown’s cross-country team competed at the national championship on November 10 — a day that saw snow flurries and muddy conditions on the course at Seneca College’s King Campus. 

Angelee Weathers and Leanne Sanders ran the women's six-kilometre race at 12 p.m., followed by Garrick Loewen taking on the men's eight-kilometre event at 1 p.m. at the 2018 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) championship. 

In a field of 121 of Canada’s best, Weathers finished 60th overall with a time of 27:10, followed by Sanders in 76th, with a time of 27:10. 

"It was a really good experience," Weathers said of running with her Huskies counterpart. "We were talking to each other during the race, 'You can do it', 'Keep going, you got this.' "  

Despite a tough start with a fall, Loewen worked his way back up in the pack of 126 runners to complete the race in 31st with a time of 29:55. 

"Sometimes it's fun to fight from the back," he said. "It'd be boring if you started on an even playing field with everybody every race, right? Sometimes you've got to start in 126th and move your way up." 

Read the full highlights of the races at georgebrown.ca/athletics/