Another all-Western weekend
The Western Mustang cross country team raced to a strong finish at the McGill Invitational in Montreal's Mount Royal Park on the weekend.
Racing under hot, humid conditions, the women placed second overall while the men finished up in third. Williams College dominated the meet taking both the womens and mens division.
In the women's division, Julia Canino of Plattsburgh State took the gold with a time of 14:22 over the four kilometre race.
The top Mustang was fourth-placed Kristina Farr who finished with the fourth-best Western time ever at the McGill event, finishing at 14:31.
Following right behind was Becky Martyn in fifth spot with a personal best of 14:42. Deana Dowling finished 11th, Kate Annen 13th and 18th-place Amanda Hornibroolk rounded out the Western finishers.
Only 49 seconds separated the first and fifth finishers for the Mustangs.
On the men's side, Dan McCue of Williams College took the finish line with a time of 18:28 minutes.
Mustang fourth-year veteran Charley Murphy continued to impress with a sixth place finish and his second straight top Western finish.
Vince Del Monte was the next Mustang across the finish line with a 17th place time of 19:56. Jason Eddy in 19th, Jim Wardle in 24th and Matt Daley coming in 45th were the other three finishers for Western.
The cross country teams' next meet will be on Friday when they host the Western International at Thames Valley Golf Course.
The Western women's rugby team bashed their way successfully through the weekend with three victories between the development and varsity squads.
First the varsity team outscored the Golden Gaels 34-12 with Tamara Curtis scoring two trys. Sarah Scott, Ang Donovan and Kelly Donovan scored one a piece while Kim Handley added a try and a convert. Vicky Peacey had two converts.
The development squad captured two consecutive wins over the Royal Military College, winning 10-0 and 17-7.
The men's ruggers also triumphed this weekend and continued their unbeaten streak, handily beating the Guelph Gryphons 31-14 on the road. Led by their veteran core, the 'Stangs were finally able to get tested, leading by only one late in the first half.
Guelph native Derek Gorgi, returned home with exceptional play capturing MVP honours for the game.