CALGARY, A.B. - After Camille Galloway's top-10 finish at the Canada West championship on Saturday in Calgary, the Heat now have two-straight conferences all-stars in women's cross country.
Galloway would finish in the ninth spot individually, finishing with a time of 31:25 for the eight-kilometre course. Nicola Symonds of the UBC Thunderbirds would capture the individual title with a time of 30:36.
Thanks to a snow squall that rolled in an hour before the starter's pistol, the weather for the race was harsh, but that didn't slow down Galloway's pace or enthusiasm.
"Fun course with challenging the weather," Galloway said post-race. "I stuck with the lead pack until the five-kilometre point. We were running as a group because of the wind, and then the leaders took off and the group split. I had to chase people down."
"I was especially proud of the first-year teammates who raced in difficult conditions."
Kate Milne was one of those first-year runners that Galloway mentioned. Milne was second in for the Heat, in 60th place, she raced home with a time of 34:47.1.
Nicole Chamberlain was the only other runner representing UBCO, not a first-year university student. She finished third for the Heat at 36:04.5 and in 70th place.
UBCO was not able to compile a team score. A team needs to finish five racers, and UBCO only travelled with five. The gold medal team was the Thunderbirds women's team as they finished with a cumulative total of 40 points, ahead of Trinity Western (80) and Saskatchewan (87), who took the team silver and bronze medals, respectively.
Masters student Camille Galloway and Heat men's lead runner Michael Mitchell, both earned conference all-stars and had this combined comment following the race.
"We would both like to acknowledge the strength of the team and coaching staff for nurturing athletes of all different levels and preparing us to compete with the best in the Canada West Conference. The UBCO cross country team and our dedicated coaches should be recognized in our development as athletes and we give them credit for our success this season. Running competitively often has its ups and downs but our coaching staff has consistently supported us holistically throughout the years as we have improved which demonstrates the strength of the program."
This is the second and final leg of the cross country portion of the Presidents' Cup competition between UBC and Thompson Rivers. The Heat women did not finish the race with enough athletes to complete a team score and therefore conceded the win to the TRU women. Thompson Rivers have added a second win and now lead UBCO 2-1 in the women's cup scoring. With only indoor sports left to score the women from UBC Okanagan now have trail TRU by one win with four contests left to play. | Full scoring | History and background |
UBCO - No Team Score
Bib | Name (Time) (Place)
CW FEMALE TEAM STANDINGS
1. UBC (40 pts)
2. TWU (80)
3. Saskatchewan (87)
4. Calgary (92)
5. Victoria (99)
6. Alberta (152)
7. MacEwan (159)
8. Regina (194)
9. Thompson Rivers (274)
Not enough finishers to score: UBCO, Manitoba
CW FEMALE INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
Top 7 first-team all-stars, 8-14 2nd team all-stars
1. Nicola Symonds, UBC, 30:35.49
2. Courtney Hufsmith, SSK, 30:35.64
3. Joanna Williams, TWU, 30:43.84
4. Naomi Lang, UBC
5. Emily Simpson, CGY
6. Kyla Becker, UBC
7. Kaitlyn Harrison, SSK
8. Caitlin Vail, VIC
9. Camille Galloway, UBCO
10. Jasmine Feddema, ALB
11. Kiana Row, GMU
12. Mikaela Smart, TWU
13. Chole Hewitt, VIC
14. Kelsey Serviss, CGY
Athlete of the Year: Nicola Symonds, UBC
Rookie of the Year: Naomi Lang, UBC
Student-Athlete Community Service: Caitlyn Vail, VIC
Coach of the Year: Brant Stachel, UBC
UBCO women's cross country history
Top individual and Top 20 finishes at a Canada West (CW) conference championship / U SPORTS or CCAA national championship - Heat women
2019 8K: Camille Galloway (9th, 31:24.83) - CW (2nd Team All-Star)
2018 8K: Veronika Fagan (6th, 29:18.8) - CW (1st Team All-Star) / (18th, 29:18.8) - U SPORTS
2017 6K: Veronika Fagan (1st, 21:42), Camille Galloway (12th, 23:08) - CCAA
2016 5K: Veronika Fagan (4th, 18:49), Camille Galloway (15th, 19:43), Josie Storey (20th, 20:11) - CCAA
2015 5K: Veronika Fagan (19th, 20:06) - CCAA
2014 5K: Michelle Blackburne (14th, 20:30) - CCAA
2013 5K: Sandra Kilmartin (4th, 19:18), Michelle Blackburne (11th, 20:13) - CCAA
2012 5K: Michelle Blackburne (16th, 20:04) - CCAA
2011 6k: Ashley Yip (33rd, 20:51) - CCAA
UBC Okanagan's team finishes at the Canada West (CW) / U SPORTS national cross country championships (W)
UBC Okanagan's team finishes at the CCAA national cross country championships (M)
2017 (3rd) @ Collège Lionel-Groulx, Equestrian Park, Blainville, QB | LINK |
2016 (1st) @ Sault College, Crimson Ridge Course, Sault Ste. Marie, ON | LINK |
2015 (2nd) @ St. Lawrence College, Memorial Park, Brockville, ON | LINK |
2014 (5th) @ SAIT, Confederation Park, Calgary, AB | LINK |
2013 (1st) @ Humber College, Humber Arboretum, Etobicoke, ON. | LINK |
2012 (4th) @ Ste. Lambert, Parc Michel-Chartrand in Longueuil, QB | LINK |
2011 (13th) @ Thompson Rivers, MacArthur Island Park, Kamloops, BC | LINK |