Cornwall Ontario – Isaac Fraser, from the SLC-Cornwall cross country team, has qualified to run at the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association (CCAA) National Championship after finishing 21st overall (out of a field off 100+ runners) at the Ontario Colleges Athletics Association (OCAA) Provincial Championships on Saturday October 28th.
This year’s national championship takes place November 12th in Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Isaac will be going with Rob Asselstine from the SLC-Kingston campus, who finished second overall the OCAA Championships.
Back for his third and final year with the Vikings is the 2015-16 Provincial and National Champion, and two-time SLC Male Athlete of the Year, Rob Asselstine, who overcame a tough start to finish the 8km championship race in 27:32, good for second overall.
The gold medalist, Seth Marcaccio of Fanshawe College, jumped to a massive lead after the first lap, winning a full 37 seconds ahead of Asselstine.
SLC-Cornwall Sharks rookie, Isaac Fraser, continued his successful season by finishing 21st overall in a time of 29:40, qualifying him for the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association (CCAA) National Championship, taking place November 12th in Sault Ste. Marie.
In the women’s 5km race, Sharks runner Anik Bellanger, finished as the top SLC runner in 27th place out of 100 runners that completed the race, just missing out on qualifying for the National Championship.
Congratulations goes out to all the SLC runners for their successful 2016-17 season. It takes dedication and passion to compete within the OCAA Cross-country circuit, something SLC runners took great pride in. Our runners consistently improved after each race, with multiple personal best’s being beat this season.