The Fleming Knights Cross Country team competed in the OCAA Championship this weekend at Confederation College in Thunder Bay. Coached by second year coach Brendan Carpenter, two of our runners were named to the OCAA All-Ontario Second Team qualifying them to compete at the Cross-Country National Championship in Medicine Hat Alberta on November 12th:
Frances Emery (Peterborough) of Fleming (27:37.1)
Ainsley Taggett (Castleton) of Fleming (27:38.7)
Runners represented 14 Ontario post-secondary campuses, including the Cambrian Golden Shield, Centennial Colts, Conestoga Condors, host Confederation Thunderhawk’s, Fanshawe Falcons, Fleming Knights, Humber Hawks, Lambton Lions, Laurier Brantford Golden Hawks, Loyalist Lancers, Mohawk Mountaineers, Redeemer Royals, St. Clair Saints, St. Lawrence Surge, Seneca Sting and Sheridan Bruins with the top 25 runners qualifying for nationals.
The Athletics and Recreation Department would like to congratulate Frances and Ainsley on this major accomplishment and the rest of the team for an amazing season. We look forward to cheering on our runners as they head to nationals!