Lions win 4 medals at Ontario XC Championships

Competing at Fireman’s Park in Niagara Falls, the Ottawa Lions equalled their medal haul of a year ago, claiming two individual awards and two team medals at Sunday’s Athletics Ontario Championships.

The Youth Girls team improved on their bronze medal performance from a year ago, claiming silver behind Claire Smith’s individual silver in the 4km race. The Lions other three scorers included Alexa Livingstone (14), Erinn Stenman-Fahey (22) and Talia Brennan (28).

In the midget boys 3km race, Reilly McCann won a silver medal in a very tight race. McCann finished a mere second out of the top position, and just ten seconds separated the top seven finishers. The midget boys team finished fourth overall based on the finish of Jonathan Rioux (26), Finn Perrault (30), and Adrian Fournier (48).

The final medal came from the junior team of Cameron Caughey (9), Jonathan Favero (12), Jeremie Venne (14) and Samuel Kinahan (20) came second with 55 points, 14 behind Windsor Legion’s gold medal performance.

The domestic cross country season will wrap up in less than two weeks with the Canadian Championships in Vancouver, BC on the 29th of November.