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  • Canadian Squads for World Cross

    Looks like Mondor is doubling. Simon Bairu, who won the Canadian Champs 12K as a Wisconsin frosh, won't run. He was 52nd in Switzerland last year. In fact, I don't see any current U.S. collegians on the roster.

    Athletics Canada names 2004 World Cross Country Championships Team

    (Ottawa, February 25, 2004) - Athletics Canada is pleased to announce its 34-member team that will be competing at the 32nd IAAF World Cross Country Championships taking place in Brussels, Belgium, March 20-21, 2004.

    Team members, along with their age, hometown and personal coach/technical advisor are listed below:

    Junior Women (6.2 Km)

    Michelle Childs, 18, Cameron, ON, Dave Small
    Danette Doetzel, 17, Macklin, SK, Steve Gersten
    Katie Engel, 16, North Gower, ON, Vince Fay
    Holly Van Gestel, 16, Antigonish, NS, Bernie Chisholm
    Alyson Kohlmeier, 17, Sarnia, ON, Mark MacDonald
    Tarah McKay, 16, St. Clements, ON, Peter Grinsberg

    Junior Men (8 Km)

    Henok Lechebo, 18, Toronto, ON, Dave Christiani
    Sam Pawluk, 18, Richmond, BC, Mike O'Connor
    Aaron Robson, 17, Lethbridge, AB, John Bole
    Chris Winter, 17, North Vancouver, BC, Frank Reynolds
    David Wishart, 18, Toronto, ON, Shane Lakins
    Mike Woods, 17, Ottawa, ON, Ian Clark

    Senior Women Long Course (8 Km)

    Lisa Labrecque, 26, Sudbury, ON, Dick Moss
    Stephanie Mills, 26, Burnaby, BC, Brent Fougner
    Émilie Mondor, 23, Mascouche, QC, Mike Lonergan
    Kristina Rody, 27, Maryhill, ON, Dave Scott-Thomas
    Rebecca Stallwood, 25, Burlington, ON, Sean Cleary
    Maria Zambrano, 34, Calgary, AB, Alex Ulaszonek

    Senior Women Short Course (4 Km)

    Tina Connelly, 33, Port Coquitlam, BC, Marek Jedrzejek
    Carmen Douma-Hussar, 27, Cambridge, ON, Marcus O'Sullivan
    Malindi Elmore, 23, Kelowna, BC, Mike Van Tighem
    Courtney Inman, 24, Mt. Lehman, BC, Brit Townsend
    Emilie Mondor, 23, Mascouche, QC, Mike Lonergan
    Leah Pells, 39, Coquitlam , BC, Mike Lonergan

    Senior Men Long Course (12.3 Km)

    Michael Booth, 24, Winnipeg, MB, Chris McCubbins
    Joel Bourgeois, 33, Grande-Digue, NB, Sylvain Lavallée
    Jeremy Deere, 29, Calgary, AB, Alex Ulaszonek
    Matt Johnston, 25, Surrey, BC, Scott Svelander
    Taylor Murphy, 25, Guelph, ON, Dave Scott-Thomas
    Steve Osaduik, 24, Nanaimo, BC, Allen Johnston

    Senior Men Short Course (4 Km)

    Joel Bourgeois, 33, Grande-Digue, NB, Sylvain Lavallée
    Jayson Cantin, 26, Guelph, ON, Dave Scott-Thomas
    Reid Coolsaet, 24, Guelph, ON, Dave Scott-Thomas
    Ryan Hayden, 22, Richmond, BC, Mike O’Connor
    Paul Morrison, 23, Gander, NF, Jason Vigilante
    Kevin Sullivan, 30, Brantford, ON, Ron Warhurst

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    Re: Canadian Squads for World Cross

    >Looks like Mondor is doubling.

    So is Bourgeois which is kind of interesting because he was a "subjective" pick so to speak-not that I(or most people) don't think that he doesn't belong there. You'll also notice that there are 4 from what is turning into a pretty good distance group in Guelph.

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    • #3
      Re: Canadian Squads for World Cross

      First off all I would consider Hayden a current US collegian. Secondly Bairu declined the invitation, unfortunately Canada only full funds its short course teams with the long course teams having to pay their own way. Thirdly, this year Canada has a mandatory training camp which begins the weekend of NCAA also the weekend of CIS (Canadian University champs) thus you could not run NCs or CIs if you wanted to go to Worlds.

      This partially explains the absense of some US collegians as well as top Canadian collegian Eric Gillis who was 3rd at the Canadian Championships and won the fast track invitational at BU this year.

      All that being said the Men's short course team has the 5 top ranked Canadians in the 3k plus Bourgios who has consistently been Canada's top steepler and 2nd Canadian finisher at World Cross.

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      • #4
        Re: Canadian Squads for World Cross

        Moulton—You're correct. I forgot Hayden had outdoor eligibility left for 'Nova.

        I wasn't criticizing Bairu for not going. Just disappointed. I like it when the young guys mix it up over 12K.

        This is one reason why I don't like the 4K. Teams don't fully fund all squads, so they usually just pick the 4K. Not good for the development of (long) distance running in Canada.

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        • #5
          Re: Canadian Squads for World Cross

          This is one reason why I don't
          >like the 4K. Teams don't fully fund all squads, so they usually just pick the
          >4K. Not good for the development of (long) distance running in Canada.

          Preaching to the choir there dl...

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          • #6
            Re: Canadian Squads for World Cross

            On the same token, having two world cross races does give a chance for some canadians to get international experience, the type of experience they use to get at Pan-ams and ever World track before, the COA decided we should only send a dozen athletes to international events.

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            • #7
              Re: Canadian Squads for World Cross

              This is one reason why I don't
              >like the 4K. Teams don't fully fund all squads, so they usually just pick the
              >4K. Not good for the development of (long) distance running in Canada.

              Which got them a 3rd and 6th.

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