Women's Cross Country

INGLIS WINS SPARTANS FIRST EVER CIS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP

INGLIS WINS SPARTANS FIRST EVER CIS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP

GUELPH, Ontario – Trinity Western's Sarah Inglis (Falkirk, Scotland) made Spartans history as she won the individual title at the CIS national championships while helping TWU to a second place finish overall and its third consecutive Canada West championship Saturday.

On the final lap, Inglis pulled away from the lead pack and, from there, the result was never in doubt as she finished the six kilometre race in 19:49 and nearly 20 seconds clear of second place. Inglis' victory marks the first time a Canada West athlete has taken the women's individual title since 1993, when Lisa Harvey won the second of back-to-back championships.

"We just really wanted to do well as a team because we thought we had a chance to beat Guelph," Inglis said. "I just thinking I need to get to the finish line and as soon as I got to the line I was just checking to see where all my teammates were. But was still happy to win the race. I just felt really strong going into the last lap and just wanted to push on. I waited until the last lap and went up that hill and then went after it. That was my plan all along and it worked out exactly as I hoped it would."

After winning Canada West gold and finishing fifth overall at last year's national championships, Inglis did herself one better by earning the double, capturing both the conference and national titles.

TWU's top five runners finished with the best average time, 20:56, in the CIS, but the Spartans came up 15 points shy of Guelph, who won its 11th straight CIS title.

Beyond Inglis, the Spartans put three other athletes in the top 11 in the CIS, as Lisa Brooking (Orilia, Ont.) was seventh, Regan Yee (South Hazelton, B.C.) was 10th and Mirelle Martens (Grande Prairie, Alta.) was 11th. The Spartans top four runners were all named CIS All-Canadians, with Inglis and Brooking named to the First Team and Yee and Martens named to the Second Team. TWU was the only team to have more than two athletes named CIS All-Canadians.

With all four finishing amongst the top five in Canada West, they were also all named Canada West First Team All-Stars.

Along with their third straight conference championship, TWU has also now won the individual conference title for four straight years. The Spartans Fiona Benson won in 2012 while Alison Jackson won in 2013 and Inglis in 2014.

Inglis was named the CIS Athlete of the Year Spartans and endurance coach Mark Bomba was named the CIS Coach of the Year.

TWU Results at CIS Championships
1st – Sarah Inglis – 19:49.9
7th – Lisa Brooking – 20:32.4
10th – Regan Yee – 20:50.3
11th – Mirelle Martens – 20:51.5
52nd – Joanna Williams – 22:35.8
66th – Hannah Ryan – 22:58.5
74th – Meg Harradine – 23:12.0

WOMEN'S RESULTS (6 km)
Team standings
1. Guelph, 64 points
2. Trinity Western, 81
3. Calgary, 130
4. Queen's 141
5. Dalhousie, 180
6. McMaster, 195
7. Victoria, 226
8. Alberta, 235
9. Laval, 236
10. Laurentian, 265
11. Western, 266
12. Toronto, 279
13. MacEwan, 333
14. Windsor, 339
15. Manitoba, 361
16. Montreal, 367
17. Regina, 488
18. St. FX, 490
19. Concordia, 566
 
Individual Honours
Athlete of the year: Sarah Inglis, Trinity Western
Rookie of the year: Mathilde Sagnes, Montreal
Student-Athlete Community Service Award: Madeline McDonald, McMaster
Coach of the year: Mark Bomba, Trinity Western
 
First All-Canadians (top 7 finishers)
1. Sarah Inglis, Trinity Western, 19:49.9
2. Gabriela Stafford, Toronto, 20:09.7
3. Stefanie Smith, Windsor, 20:25.4
4. Emma Cook-Clarke, Calgary, 20:26.5
5. Julie-Anne Staehli, Queen's, 20:27.5
6. Katrina Allison, Guelph, 20:28.3
7. Lisa Brooking, Trinity Western, 20:32.4
 
Second All-Canadians (finishers 8-14)
8. Katelyn Ayers, Guelph, 20:39.1
9. Claire Sumner, Queen's, 20:49.8
10. Regan Yee, Trinity Western, 20:50.3
11. Mirelle Martens, Trinity Western, 20:51.5
12. Colleen Wilson, Dalhousie, 20:57.3
13. Karissa Lepage, Alberta, 21:05.3
14. Mathilde Sagnes, Montreal, 21:16.3

Canada West Women's First Team All-Stars
Sarah Inglis / Trinity Western / 19:49.9
Emma Cook-Clarke / University of Calgary / 20:26.5
Lisa Brooking / Trinity Western / 20:32.4
Regan Yee / Trinity Western / 20:50.3
Mirelle Martens / Trinity Western / 20:51.5
Karissa Lepage / University of Alberta / 21:05.3
Ariana Dirk / University of Calgary / 21:21.4

Canada West Women's Second Team All-Stars
Melissa Jones / University of Calgary / 21:21.5
Chloe Hegland / University of Victoria / 21:27.7
Sarah Macarthur / University of Calgary / 21:33.0
Rebekah Sass / University of Manitoba / 21:36.8
Vanessa Trofimenkoff / MacEwan University / 21:45.1
Shauna McInnis / University of Victoria / 22:01.4
Emma Bibault / University of Victoria / 22:03.8
 
ALL-TIME TEAM CHAMPIONS
Women
2015    Guelph (at Guelph)
2014    Guelph (at Memorial)
2013    Guelph (at Western)
2012    Guelph (at Western)
2011    Guelph (at Laval)
2010    Guelph (at Sherbrooke)
2009    Guelph (at Queen's)
2008    Guelph (at Laval)
2007    Guelph (at Victoria)
2006    Guelph (at Laval)
2005    Guelph (at Dalhousie)
2004    Dalhousie (at Guelph)
2003    Calgary (at Moncton)
2002    Toronto (at Western)
2001    Victoria (at Sherbrooke)
2000    Victoria (at Toronto)
1999    Victoria (at RMC / Queen's)
1998    Victoria (at Waterloo)
1997    Guelph (at Western)
1996    Waterloo (at McGill)
1995    Windsor (at Western)
1994    Victoria (at Western)
1993    Calgary (at Dalhousie)
1992    Calgary (at McGill)
1991    Toronto (at Victoria)
1990    Western (at Ottawa)
1989    Western (at UBC)
1988    Western (at Laval)
1987    Victoria (at Victoria)
1986    Victoria (at Western)
1985    Victoria (at Sherbrooke)
1984    Western (at Guelph)
1983    Western (at Laurentian)
1982    Western (at Laurentian)
1981    Western (at Lethbridge)
1980    Victoria (at Guelph)

ALL-TIME INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS
Women
2015    Sarah Inglis, Trinity Western
2014    Carise Thompson, Guelph
2013    Julie-Anne Staehli, Queen's
2012    Andrea Seccafien, Guelph
2011    Geneviève Lalonde, Guelph
2010    Jessica Pearo, McMaster
2009    Megan Brown, Toronto
2008    Megan Brown, Toronto
2007    Lindsay Carson, Guelph
2006    Megan Brown, Toronto
2005    Beth Wightman, Toronto
2004    Kristina Rody, Guelph
2003    Beth Wightman, Queen's
2002    Sarah Dillabaugh, Ottawa
2001    Beth Wightman, Queen's
2000    Debbie Buhlers, Waterloo
1999    Teresa Duck, Western
1998    Nathalie Côté, Ottawa
1997    Nathalie Côté, Ottawa
1996    Nathalie Côté, Ottawa
1995    Missy McCleary, Windsor
1994    Linda Thyer, McGill
1993    Lisa Harvey, Calgary
1992    Lisa Harvey, Calgary
1991    Anna Gunasekera, Victoria
1990    Anna Gunasekera, Victoria
1989    Lucy Smith, Dalhousie
1988    Lucy Smith, Dalhousie
1987    Brenda Shackleton, Victoria
1986    Brenda Shackleton, Victoria
1985    Brenda Shackleton, Victoria
1984    Jill Purola, Western
1983    Sylvia Ruegger, Guelph
1982    Nancy Rooks, York
1981    Anne-Marie Malone, Queen's
1980    Sylvia Ruegger, Guelph

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FROM TRINITY WESTERN UNIVERSITY
SPORTS INFORMATION OFFICE
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MARK JANZEN - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
TRACK & FIELD
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015
CIS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

INGLIS WINS FIRST EVER CIS TITLE, TWU CAPTURES THIRD CANADA WEST CROWN

GUELPH, Ontario – Trinity Western's Sarah Inglis (Falkirk, Scotland) made Spartans history as she won the individual title at the CIS national championships while helping TWU to a second place finish overall and its third consecutive Canada West championship Saturday.

On the final lap, Inglis pulled away from the lead pack and, from there, the result was never in doubt as she finished the six kilometre race in 19:49 and nearly 20 seconds clear of second place. Inglis' victory marks the first time a Canada West athlete has taken the women's individual title since 1993, when Lisa Harvey won the second of back-to-back championships.

"We just really wanted to do well as a team because we thought we had a chance to beat Guelph," Inglis said. "I just thinking I need to get to the finish line and as soon as I got to the line I was just checking to see where all my teammates were. But was still happy to win the race. I just felt really strong going into the last lap and just wanted to push on. I waited until the last lap and went up that hill and then went after it. That was my plan all along and it worked out exactly as I hoped it would."

After winning Canada West gold and finishing fifth overall at last year's national championships, Inglis did herself one better by earning the double, capturing both the conference and national titles.

TWU's top five runners finished with the best average time, 20:56, in the CIS, but the Spartans came up 15 points shy of Guelph, who won its 11th straight CIS title.

Beyond Inglis, the Spartans put three other athletes in the top 11 in the CIS, as Lisa Brooking (Orilia, Ont.) was seventh, Regan Yee (South Hazelton, B.C.) was 10th and Mirelle Martens (Grande Prairie, Alta.) was 11th. The Spartans top four runners were all named CIS All-Canadians, with Inglis and Brooking named to the First Team and Yee and Martens named to the Second Team. TWU was the only team to have more than two athletes named CIS All-Canadians.

With all four finishing amongst the top five in Canada West, they were also all named Canada West First Team All-Stars.

Along with their third straight conference championship, TWU has also now won the individual conference title for four straight years. The Spartans Fiona Benson won in 2012 while Alison Jackson won in 2013 and Inglis in 2014.

Inglis was named the CIS Athlete of the Year Spartans and endurance coach Mark Bomba was named the CIS Coach of the Year.

TWU Results at CIS Championships
1st – Sarah Inglis – 19:49.9
7th – Lisa Brooking – 20:32.4
10th – Regan Yee – 20:50.3
11th – Mirelle Martens – 20:51.5
52nd – Joanna Williams – 22:35.8
66th – Hannah Ryan – 22:58.5
74th – Meg Harradine – 23:12.0

WOMEN'S RESULTS (6 km)
Team standings
1. Guelph, 64 points
2. Trinity Western, 81
3. Calgary, 130
4. Queen's 141
5. Dalhousie, 180
6. McMaster, 195
7. Victoria, 226
8. Alberta, 235
9. Laval, 236
10. Laurentian, 265
11. Western, 266
12. Toronto, 279
13. MacEwan, 333
14. Windsor, 339
15. Manitoba, 361
16. Montreal, 367
17. Regina, 488
18. St. FX, 490
19. Concordia, 566
 
Individual Honours
Athlete of the year: Sarah Inglis, Trinity Western
Rookie of the year: Mathilde Sagnes, Montreal
Student-Athlete Community Service Award: Madeline McDonald, McMaster
Coach of the year: Mark Bomba, Trinity Western
 
First All-Canadians (top 7 finishers)
1. Sarah Inglis, Trinity Western, 19:49.9
2. Gabriela Stafford, Toronto, 20:09.7
3. Stefanie Smith, Windsor, 20:25.4
4. Emma Cook-Clarke, Calgary, 20:26.5
5. Julie-Anne Staehli, Queen's, 20:27.5
6. Katrina Allison, Guelph, 20:28.3
7. Lisa Brooking, Trinity Western, 20:32.4
 
Second All-Canadians (finishers 8-14)
8. Katelyn Ayers, Guelph, 20:39.1
9. Claire Sumner, Queen's, 20:49.8
10. Regan Yee, Trinity Western, 20:50.3
11. Mirelle Martens, Trinity Western, 20:51.5
12. Colleen Wilson, Dalhousie, 20:57.3
13. Karissa Lepage, Alberta, 21:05.3
14. Mathilde Sagnes, Montreal, 21:16.3

Canada West Women's First Team All-Stars
Sarah Inglis / Trinity Western / 19:49.9
Emma Cook-Clarke / University of Calgary / 20:26.5
Lisa Brooking / Trinity Western / 20:32.4
Regan Yee / Trinity Western / 20:50.3
Mirelle Martens / Trinity Western / 20:51.5
Karissa Lepage / University of Alberta / 21:05.3
Ariana Dirk / University of Calgary / 21:21.4

Canada West Women's Second Team All-Stars
Melissa Jones / University of Calgary / 21:21.5
Chloe Hegland / University of Victoria / 21:27.7
Sarah Macarthur / University of Calgary / 21:33.0
Rebekah Sass / University of Manitoba / 21:36.8
Vanessa Trofimenkoff / MacEwan University / 21:45.1
Shauna McInnis / University of Victoria / 22:01.4
Emma Bibault / University of Victoria / 22:03.8
 
ALL-TIME TEAM CHAMPIONS
Women
2015    Guelph (at Guelph)
2014    Guelph (at Memorial)
2013    Guelph (at Western)
2012    Guelph (at Western)
2011    Guelph (at Laval)
2010    Guelph (at Sherbrooke)
2009    Guelph (at Queen's)
2008    Guelph (at Laval)
2007    Guelph (at Victoria)
2006    Guelph (at Laval)
2005    Guelph (at Dalhousie)
2004    Dalhousie (at Guelph)
2003    Calgary (at Moncton)
2002    Toronto (at Western)
2001    Victoria (at Sherbrooke)
2000    Victoria (at Toronto)
1999    Victoria (at RMC / Queen's)
1998    Victoria (at Waterloo)
1997    Guelph (at Western)
1996    Waterloo (at McGill)
1995    Windsor (at Western)
1994    Victoria (at Western)
1993    Calgary (at Dalhousie)
1992    Calgary (at McGill)
1991    Toronto (at Victoria)
1990    Western (at Ottawa)
1989    Western (at UBC)
1988    Western (at Laval)
1987    Victoria (at Victoria)
1986    Victoria (at Western)
1985    Victoria (at Sherbrooke)
1984    Western (at Guelph)
1983    Western (at Laurentian)
1982    Western (at Laurentian)
1981    Western (at Lethbridge)
1980    Victoria (at Guelph)


ALL-TIME INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS
Women
2015    Sarah Inglis, Trinity Western
2014    Carise Thompson, Guelph
2013    Julie-Anne Staehli, Queen's
2012    Andrea Seccafien, Guelph
2011    Geneviève Lalonde, Guelph
2010    Jessica Pearo, McMaster
2009    Megan Brown, Toronto
2008    Megan Brown, Toronto
2007    Lindsay Carson, Guelph
2006    Megan Brown, Toronto
2005    Beth Wightman, Toronto
2004    Kristina Rody, Guelph
2003    Beth Wightman, Queen's
2002    Sarah Dillabaugh, Ottawa
2001    Beth Wightman, Queen's
2000    Debbie Buhlers, Waterloo
1999    Teresa Duck, Western
1998    Nathalie Côté, Ottawa
1997    Nathalie Côté, Ottawa
1996    Nathalie Côté, Ottawa
1995    Missy McCleary, Windsor
1994    Linda Thyer, McGill
1993    Lisa Harvey, Calgary
1992    Lisa Harvey, Calgary
1991    Anna Gunasekera, Victoria
1990    Anna Gunasekera, Victoria
1989    Lucy Smith, Dalhousie
1988    Lucy Smith, Dalhousie
1987    Brenda Shackleton, Victoria
1986    Brenda Shackleton, Victoria
1985    Brenda Shackleton, Victoria
1984    Jill Purola, Western
1983    Sylvia Ruegger, Guelph
1982    Nancy Rooks, York
1981    Anne-Marie Malone, Queen's
1980    Sylvia Ruegger, Guelph

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