Cavaliers Dominate Sud-Ouest Cross-Country With Double Gold!

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For the second consecutive year, the Champlain Cavaliers Cross-Country Running team won both men’s & women’s team titles as well as their 4th consecutive combined title in the Sud-Ouest Cross-Country Running championships this past weekend, at Le Cross des Couleurs in Saint-Lazare. Since the teams’ inception in 2007, the Cavaliers have taken gold on the women’s side four times (2009, 2019, 2021, 2022) and it’s the fifth title for the men (2013, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2022. The Cavaliers have dominated the Combined Team event, which has been won by the Cavaliers every year since its inception in 2018.

In addition to the excellent team results, the Cavaliers had great individual successes, with Xavier Lemaître winning his 3rd race of the season and winning the regional gold medal with a time of 28:08, while Cedric Laliberté took the bronze with a time of 29:09. Simon Picard (29:43) and Julien Boule (29:59) finished 7th and 8th respectively, giving the team an incredible 19 points for the event, 34 points ahead of their closest rival.  On the ladies’ side, the top finishers for the Cavaliers were Shelby Lajeunesse (6th place | 26:55), Emmanuelle Chaput (7th place | 26:59), Jeanne Burton (10th place | 27:23), and Lea Boucher (12th place | 27:44), who combined for a total of 35 points for the event. Full results can be found here:

Women’s Results  |  Men’s Results

The Cavaliers will now prep for the Provincial Championships in Rawdon on October 29, where they will look for a top finish by their teams in hopes of gaining a berth to the 2022 CCAA Cross-Country Nationals, hosted by Medicine Hat College in Medicine Hat, Alberta in mid-November.


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