STAFFORD RACES TO OUA INDIVIDUAL TITLE

first_imgStory Links Fourth-year standout Lucia Stafford earned the individual gold medal at the 2019 OUA cross country championships on Saturday, October 26 in Hamilton, Ont.Full ResultsStafford, a fourth-year engineering major from Toronto, crossed the 8km finish line in 27:20.2, a full six seconds ahead of Queen’s runner Branna MacDougall. It marks Stafford’s second career podium finish after placing second in 2016 and is the first time a Varsity Blue has won the individual crown since her sister, 2016 Olympian Gabriela DeBues-Stafford, did it in 2015.Toronto’s women placed third overall with 78 points, behind the Queen’s Gaels (37) and Guelph Gryphons (57).Katherine Lampard was the next Blue across the finish line, placing eighth in 29:09.4. Lampard and Stafford were also named OUA all-stars for their stellar finishes.Fourth-year veteran Jazz Shukla placed 18th overall (29:46.6), while Christiana Agustin (30:31.4) and Tanis Bolton (30:36.4) were 25th and 26th, respectively.Toronto’s men placed seventh overall with 162 points.Rookie Jack Stanley was the first Varsity Blue across the 10km finish line in 25th with a time of 32:38.4. Sam Kinahan was not far behind in 29th in 32:44.4. Fifth-year veteran Craig Klomp placed 33rd (32:50.6), while Rohan Nowbotsing (33:03.5) and Cameron Cira (33:12.9) were 36th and 39th, respectively.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more