Mohawk runners test their legs in x-country kickoff

Mohawk’s Charlene Gibbins finished in seventh place at the first invitational cross country meet of the season hosted by St. Lawrence College of Kingston on Saturday (Sep. 20). Gibbins was timed in 21:04.05 for the five kilometre distance.

Teammate Anita Tamminga was 44th and Emily Schoutsen, 45th in a field of 50. Tasha Derzekos of St. Lawrence Kingston
was the winner in 19:58.5.

In the men’s eight kilometre event, the top Mountaineer in 29:29.2 and 12th place, was veteran Andre Simon. Justin Hensen was next in 13th place, only 1.4 seconds behind Simon in the field of 94. Other Mohawk results saw Dave Hersh 21st, Jeff Vander Harst 25th, Matt Giroux 50th and Jacob McDonald 57th. The men’s individual title went to Dave Shurrat of Conestoga in 27:15.1.

Queens Track Club won both team titles. Mohawk was fourth in the men’s race and eighth in the women’s.