ANB well represented at ACAA and AUS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, October 30, 2023 at 2:00 PM
Fredericton - The AUS Cross County Championship and ACAA Cross Country Championships both took place over the weekend in Nova Scotia. New Brunswick was represented extremely well with a number of teams, individual athletes, and coaches taking home awards.
In the AUS Championships, UNB REDS Emily Doucet (Aldouane NB) captured gold in the women’s individual race. Doucet also helped lead the REDS women’s team to a second place overall finish. Georgia Bernhard, Olivia Baggley, Sierra Rodrigues, Hilary Bishop, and Laura Dickinson of the REDS all finished in the Top 14.
Jared Howse and William Boyle both had podium finishes in the men’s AUS individual race finishing 2 and 3 respectively. Howse and Boyle along with Benjamin Perrett, Isaac Cull, and Mitchell Kean all placed in the top 12, leading the REDS to a first-place men’s team finish.
In the ACAA Championship, Mary Filmore of Crandall finished second place in the Women’s Individual. In the Men’s Individual, Luke Purdy and Jackson Culberson of Crandall finished 1 and 2. Crandall’s Men’s and Women’s teams both won gold in the team championships
For Awards on the Women’s side, Emily Doucet was awarded AUS Athlete of the Year, while Olivia Baggley took home AUS Rookie of the Year. Hannah Levysshon of Moncton won the AUS Student-Athlete Community Service Award for her contributions to her community while balancing her sports and studies.
For Awards on the Men’s side, UNB’s Chris Belof was awarded the Bernie Chisholm Award for Coach of the Year. Luke Purdy was presented ACAA Men’s Runner of the Year, while Crandall’s Brandon Leblanc earned the ACAA Coach of the Year award.
Congrats to all winners and members alike on what was a tremendous Cross Country season for ANB.