Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Girls’s U Sports activities move nation pre-conference championships ratings


It’s formally “banner” season for Canadian U Sports activities cross-country, as the highest ladies’s groups around the nation start their bid for a price tag to the 2023 U Sports activities Championships on Nov. 12, in London, Ont. 

Right here’s an replace on our Canadian Operating ladies’s XC crew energy ratings in keeping with the common season. Moreover, we’ve highlighted a few athletes to observe of their respective meetings, and, after all, everybody’s favorite–predictions!

10. Victoria Vikes (CanWest) -2

9. Montreal Carabins (RSEQ) +/-

8. Saskatchewan Huskies (CanWest) *new*

7. Queen’s Gaels (OUA) -1

6. McMaster Marauders (OUA) -1

5. Guelph Gryphons (OUA) +3

Guelph XC
The Guelph Gryphons ladies’s XC crew on the 2021 Bayfront Open in Hamilton, Ont. Photograph: Kevin MacKinnon

4. St. Francis Xavier X-Girls (AUS) +/-

3. Laval Rouge-et-Or (RSEQ) +/-

Laval Rouge Et Or
Laval Rouge-et-Or ladies have fun their win on the 2023 AUS/RSEQ Interlock meet. Photograph: Felix Lapointe/Twitter

2. Western Mustangs (OUA) +/-

1. UBC Thunderbirds (CanWest) +/-

The UBC Thunderbirds care for their best place in our pre-conference championship ratings after a resounding win on the UBCO Invite. Kyla Becker of UBC took every other win, extending her unbeaten streak, along with her teammate Katie Newlove completing shut in the back of. Becker’s exceptional shape will elevate into this weekend’s CanWest XC Championships, the place the Thunderbirds are poised to improve their place because the country’s best crew. It might take a standout efficiency from both Laval or Western to transport UBC from the highest spot ahead of U Sports activities, as UBC is predicted to deal with trade at CanWest.

The highest 4 groups within the ratings stay unchanged, however Guelph makes an important soar, mountaineering 3 positions into the highest 5. Their sturdy appearing on the Marauder Bayfront Open, the place they narrowly trailed Western, presentations they’re gaining momentum on the proper time. If Guelph can get sturdy performances from their fourth and 5th runners, they might pose a problem to the #2 ranked Western Mustangs at this weekend’s OUA championships in Waterloo, Ont., and shield their 2022 name.

Making their debut in our best 10 ratings this season are the #8 ranked Saskatchewan Huskies. The crew claimed a dominant victory on the College of Calgary Stewart Cup, the place they positioned 3 ladies within the best 5, led by means of fourth-year veteran Kaitlyn Harrison, who received the 6K race in 22:37. Whilst the Huskies won’t fit the intensity of UBC, they have got the prospective to emerge because the second-ranked crew within the aggressive CanWest convention heading into U Sports activities.

Person name contenders

Jade Berube (Laval Rouge-et-Or)
Kyla Becker (UBC Thunderbirds)
Anna Carruthers (Western Mustangs)
Cameron Ormond (Guelph Gryphons)
Marley Beckett
(UBC Thunderbirds)
Catherine Beauchemin (Laval Rouge-et-Or)
Hannah Goodjohn (McMaster Marauders)
Chloe Coutts (Western Mustangs)

Convention predictions


Staff name: (#2) Western Mustangs
Person name: Cameron Ormond (Guelph)


Staff name: (#1) UBC Thunderbirds
Person name: Kyla Becker (UBC)


Staff name: (#3) Laval Rouge-et-Or 
Person name: Catherine Beauchemin (Laval)


Staff name: (#4) St Francis Xavier X-Girls 
Person name: Allie Sandluck (StFX)


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