XC: Kingston teens take individual OFSAA titles

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WATERLOO, Ont. (November 1, 2014) – Kingston’s Cameron Linscott and Branna MacDougall boasted the top senior performances at the 2014 OFSAA Cross Country Championship on campus at the University of Waterloo on Saturday.

Linscott, a grade 11 student from Kingston CVI took the senior boys title winning the 6,957 metre race with a time of 22 minutes and 31.8 seconds. He was 11 seconds ahead of Miles Matthews of Belle River, Ont. (Bell River DHS) who crossed at 22:42.8 while Linscott’s teammate, Ben Workman took third at 22:44.6.

MacDougall, who competes for Regiopolis-Notre Dame in Kingston, grabbed the senior girls title running the 5,029-metre course in 18:10.3, five seconds ahead of Hannah Woodhouse of Meaford (Georgian Bay SS) Cambridge’s Maddie Ghazarian of Preston HS rounded out the senior podium with a time of 18:20.0

In the overall team category Ottawa’s Glebe CI captured the overall girl’s title with 56 points and narrowly missed the boy’s title finishing just two points behind Sir Winston Churchill SS (St. Catharines, Ont.) who won with 34 points.

MacDougall’s sister, Brogan also took OFSAA gold winning the midget girls 3,100 metre race in a time of 11:12.6. The midget boy’s 5,029-metre race was won by Thomas Witkowicz of Whitby (All Saints CHS)

Timmins’ Mathieu Plamondon of ESC Theriault grabbed top position in the junior boys 6,000-metre event crossing in 20 minutes flat. He was 3.7 seconds ahead of Mitch deLange from Unity Christian HS in Barrie, Ont. Shona McCulloch of Ottawa from Longfields-Davidson Heights SS was the top junior girls runner earning gold with a time of 14:43.5. Toronto Prep School’s Christi Konstantopolus took silver in the 4,031-metre race at 14:48.1

Ottawa’s Glebe CI took the senior girls title with 68 points while Valour School in Petawawa claimed the senior boy’s title with 147 points. Lawrence Park CI won the junior girls team title with Sir Winston Churchill earning the junior boys category. Midget team titles went to Mississauga’s St. Marcellinus SS (boys) and Windsor’s Vincent Massey (Girls)

For full race results visit: http://www.ofsaa.on.ca/cross-country-running