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Robinson wins AUS meet, team finishes 2nd

Madalyn Higgins (left) and Katie Robinson (right) lead the pack of StFX runners.
Madalyn Higgins (left) and Katie Robinson (right) lead the pack of StFX runners.

ANTIGONISH, N.S. -– The StFX X-Women and the Dalhousie Tigers men's team ran to top honors at the StFX Invitational meet held on the campus of StFX University Saturday afternoon. The Axewomen finished a strong second in the women's team standings.

The X-Women, with six runners in the top ten, claimed first place with 20 points on the day. The Acadia Axewomen were second with 50 points and had three runners in the top ten. The Dalhousie Tigers, with 65, placed third. UNB (116), Saint Mary's (133) and Moncton (159) rounded out the women's team placings.

Axewomen runner Katie Robinson was the individual race winner, winning the sprint to the finish line over Catherine Thompson of StFX. Robinson's race-winning time in the 6k event was 23:25 while Thompson clocked in at 23:28. X-Women teammate Liz MacDonald came in third place, also at 23:28, amidst the field of 56 runners.

"StFX ran a very strategic race on their home course. Katie showed her fitness, experience and talent this past Saturday. All the athletes gave it their best. The team is excited about the upcoming AUS Championships," said head coach Ralph Williams.

The AUS Championship will be hosted on Saturday, October 28 beginning at Noon at Hennigar's Farm Market. The course runs through many of the Farm's orchards. The 2017 championship will be the first time Acadia has hosted a AUS Cross Country championship.