Saturday, November 28, 2009

Kendra Schaaf wins first Canadian senior cross country title...

GUELPH, Ontario, Canada--Days after finishing second in the NCAA cross country championships over six kilometers, University of Washington sophomore Kendra Schaaf (left/photo by Paul Merca) won her first Canadian national senior cross country title, traversing the seven-kilometer course at the University of Guelph Arboretum in Guelph, Ontario in 23:21.

Schaaf, a two time national cross country champion at the junior level, defeated runner-up Megan Brown by a seven second margin.

Finishing third was Megan Metcalfe in 24:03, followed by University of Washington senior Anita Campbell, who ran 24:09.

Schaaf and Campbell are eligible to represent Canada at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships on March 28th in Bydgoszcz, Poland, as well as the 2010 Americas Cross Country Championships March 6th in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.

UPDATE: The link to the complete results is now available here .

Here is a link to media partner Flotrack's coverage of the Canadian national cross country championships.

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