Mohawk men make nation’s top 10 in x-country

Jon Redfearn led the Mountaineers at the 2011 CCAA cross country running nationals in Kamloops. (Photo: Mohawk Athletics)

Mohawk College finished 10th in the men’s team competition at the 2011 Canadian College Athletic Association Cross Country Running Nationals in Kamloops B.C., on Saturday (Nov. 12).

Jon Redfearn led the Mountaineer contingent finishing 15th, individually, over eight kilometres in the event hosted by Thompson Rivers University.

“The men came into the weekend ranked 15th in the country,” said Mohawk coach Wayne Collins. “I told them the night before that I felt they had a shot at a top 10 finish. They all ran really well. All six guys were under 32 minutes, which is probably the best overall team performance I have seen since I have been coaching.

“Jon Redfearn, as always, came up big in a big race. I am proud of all of them. Brittany Russell (Mohawk’s only woman competitor) had a good day as well. (in the women’s 5K).”

She placed 84th in 22:53.

Mohawk men’s results: Jon Redfearn (15), 27:05; Hassan Ishaq (35), 28:29; Michael Marshall (44), 28:54; John Miles (77), 30:47; Lovejeet Singh (84), 31:17; Jeremy Connell (90), 31:47

Men’s Winner: Andy Pohl Augustana College (Alberta) 25:30.
Men’s Team Winner: Cegep Sainte-Foy Quebec.

Women’s Winner: Jodi Sanquin Red Deer College (Alberta) 18:10.
Women’s Team Winner: Humber College (Etobicoke Ontario)