Ottawa – SPORTS – Lakehead University skiers Alysson Marshall and Gavin Shields were at the top of the podium after Day 1 of the OUA Nordic skiing championships, both winning gold in the 7.5km freestyle events.
Men’s 7.5 km Interval Free results
Women’s 7.5 km Interval Free results
Thunderwolf Chris Hamilton finished five seconds behind Shields for the silver, and Geoff Way-Nee placed 6th. Colin Pendziwol was 12th and Lucas Shewen, 17th.
Alysson Marshall obliterated the field on the women’s side, winning by 96 seconds in a time of 21:12.1. Bryana van Leeuwen placed 5th, Camille Hamm 11th and Nicole Dumonski 21st.
While the individual finishes were solid for Lakehead, in terms of team standings, Carleton had a very strong showing in both the men’s and women’s events with five men and six women placing in the top 10. Such results pose a real threat to the Thunderwolf women’s streak of 11 consecutive OUA titles.
OUA championship action continues Saturday in Ottawa with the team relays.
Men’s Top 10 – 7.5 km Interval Free
|1||Gavin Shields – Gold||Lakehead||0:00||00:18:41.8|
|2||Chris Hamilton – Silver||Lakehead||0:05||00:18:46.2|
|3||Jordan Cascagnette – Bronze||Nipissing||0:12||00:18:53.7|
|9||Patrick Van Walraven||Carleton||0:55||00:19:35.9|
Women’s Top 10 – 7.5 km Interval Free
|1||Alysson Marshall – Gold||Lakehead||0:00||00:21:12.1|
|2||Megan Evans – Silver||Carleton||1:36||00:22:47.6|
|3||Alexandra Slobodian – Bronze||Carleton||1:50||00:23:01.6|
|5||Bryana Van Leeuwen||Lakehead||2:08||00:23:19.3|