Masters competitor hit the trails at Saturday’s Canadian Cross Country Championships. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO & SLIDESHOW: Abbotsford hosts 2019 Canadian Cross Country Championships

Hundreds hit the trails at Clearbrook Park for big running event

A cool day on the trails made for perfect conditions for the hundreds of runners who hit the course at Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park for the 2019 Canadian Cross Country Championships on Saturday.

Almost every province was represented at the event, with big teams coming from Ontario, Alberta and Quebec.

Ontario’s Mike Tate took home the senior men championship, edging out defending champion Luc Bruchet from White Rock in the 10 kilometres race. Tate recorded a time of 29:19.345 compared to Bruchet’s 29:12.095. Ontario’s Connor Black finished third with a time of 29:18.824.

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New Brunswick’s Genevieve Lalone dominated the competition to earn the fastest time in the senior women’s 10 km race. Lalonde posted a time of 33:22.356, beating out second place Sarah Inglis from Langley (33:31.982) by over nine seconds. Alberta’s Maria Bernard-Galea (33:46.692) finished third overall.

Other individual division winners included: Ontario’s Andrew Davies (U20 men), Lake Country’s Taryn O’Neill (U20 women), Surrey’s Jaiveer Tiwana (U18 men), Nelson’s Madelyn Bonikowsky (U18 women), Victoria’s Tion McLeish (U16 men), New Brunswick’s Erin Vringer (U16 women), Victoria’s Andrew Russell (masters men 8 km) and Alberta’s Maria Zambrano (masters women 8 km).

Team winners included: London Western TFC (senior men), Langley Mustangs (senior women), Saint-Laurent Select (U20 boys), University of Toronto TC (U20 girls), Toronto West Athletics (U18 boys and girls), Laurel Creek TFC (U16 boys) and Ocean Athletics (U16 girls).

For complete results from the event, visit

Video by: Joshua Watkins/Black Press

Slideshow by: John Morrow/Abbotsford News

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