Lakehead wins gold across the board after Days 1 and 2

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Hill and Stewart-Jones Golden at Ski Nationals

Whitehorse, Yukon – The Canadian College and University Nordic Championships are underway, with Lakehead skiers taking top honors in both the team relays on Saturday and the individual classic races on Sunday.

Thunderwolf Scott Hill, of Toronto, led the way in the men’s team relay, as he and Gavin Shields won gold in the 8.5km race, about 30 seconds ahead of the silver medallists from Laval.

In the women’s team relay, Katherine Stewart-Jones and Camille Hamm crossed the finish line the fastest, 25 seconds ahead of the Laval Rouge et Or.

In Sunday’s individual classic races, Hill and Stewart-Jones were the leaders once again. Hill captured the gold medal in the men’s 10km, 30 seconds ahead of Ryan Jackson from Carleton, while Stewart-Jones was in a class all by herself, winning the women’s 5km race in 15:06.5, more than two and a half minutes ahead of the silver medallist, Carleton’s Megan Evans.

Following a training day Monday, racing continues Tuesday March 22 with the Freestyle Interval Start race.

Day 1 Results (Classic Sprint Relay)

1. Lakehead 1 (Gavin Shields and Scott Hill)
2. Laval 1
3. Carleton 1
4. Nipissing 1
5. Laval 2
6. U of A – Augustana 1
7. Lakehead 2 (Geoff Way-Nee and Hayden Gorman)

1. Lakehead 1 (Camille Hamm and Katherine Stewart-Jones)
2. Laval 1
3. Carleton 1
4. Carleton 2
5. U of A – Augustana 1

Day 2 Results (Classic Individual)

Men 10km
1. Scott Hill (Lakehead)
2. Ryan Jackson (Carleton)
3. Abram Meagher (Alberta)
5. Gavin Shields (Lakehead)
14. Geoff Way-Nee (Lakehead)
23. Hayden Gorman (Lakehead)

Women 5km
1. Katherine Stewart-Jones (Lakehead)
2. Megan Evans (Carleton)
3. Emily McIlroy (Alberta)
5. Camille Hamm (Lakehead)
11. Bryana van Leeuwen (Lakehead)

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