Lakehead Skiers Top the Podium

Alysson Marshall - Lakehead skier obliterated the competition
Alysson Marshall - Lakehead skier obliterated the competition
Alysson Marshall - Lakehead skier obliterated the competition
Alysson Marshall – Lakehead skier obliterated the competition

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.

Galvin Shields Leading the pack
Galvin Shields Leading the pack

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.

Feb 19
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
4 Carrington Pomeroy Carleton 0:25 00:19:06.8
5 Colin Foley Queen’s 0:34 00:19:14.9
6 Geoffrey Way-Nee Lakehead 0:42 00:19:22.9
7 Avery Vreugdenhil-Beaucler Carleton 0:51 00:19:32.5
8 Brendon Howard Carleton 0:54 00:19:35.2
9 Patrick Van Walraven Carleton 0:55 00:19:35.9
10 Nelson Allan Carleton 0:59 00:19:40.7

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
4 Jessica Demers Nipissing 1:55 00:23:06.3
5 Bryana Van Leeuwen Lakehead 2:08 00:23:19.3
6 Alyssa Stowe Carleton 2:18 00:23:29.6
7 Emily Jones Carleton 2:19 00:23:30.4
8 Emilie Stewart-Jones Carleton 2:20 00:23:31.2
9 Laura Inkila Carleton 2:25 00:23:37.1
10 Ashley Huet Guelph 2:37 00:23:48.6
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