Mohawk’s Gibbins takes third in X-country run

Charlene Gibbins has again shown she should be a force to be reckoned with at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Cross Country Championships at Kingston St. Lawrence on Oct. 27.

Gibbins finished a solid third in the women’s 5-kilometre race at St. Clair College on Oct. 13. The event was won by Ingrid Stover of Kingston St. Lawrence in 19:38. Hollie Gordon of Peterborough Fleming was second in 20:09, and Gibbins was third, only two seconds back at 20:11. She was followed by three Humber athletes.

In the men’s 8K, an unattached runner, Corrie Currie won in 26:54. St. Clair’s Martin Labute was the top college racer, only four seconds behind in 26:58. Mohawk was led by Greg Shepherd, who was 26th, in 32:04. Ryan Hassim’s time of 32:07 put him 27th and Greg Shipman took the number 31 position in 32:22.

Other Mohawk times included Peter Jennings (33:36), Jacob McDonald (34:09), Ryan Dionne (36:25) and Joshua Hamilton (40:40).

The Mountaineers’ top two runners both did not take part. Andre Simon was under the weather and Justin Hensen opted out with a minor injury.