Halifax, N.S. (U SPORTS) – For the first time in 59 years, the McMaster Marauders are the U SPORTS men’s cross-country champions.
Led by fifth-year runner Max Turek, the Mauaders won the team championship after placing five runners in the top 20. Turek won the individual title finishing the 8-kilometre race in a time of 24:21.
Laval’s Phillipe Morneau was second, crossing the line with a time of 24:24, followed by McMaster’s Andrew Davies.
“This has been five years in the making for us,” said Marauders head coach Paula Schnurr. “They worked really hard and I’m really thrilled for our men. This is the last season for our top five runners, so it’s a really good way for them to finish their university careers.”
Laval finished in second place, followed by Queen’s in third.
First Team All-Canadians
- Max Turek, McMaster Marauders
- Phillipe Morneau-Cartier, Laval Rouge et Or
- Andrew Davies, McMaster Marauders
- Mitch Kirby, Queen’s Gaels
- Alex Dover, McMaster Marauders
- Andrew Peverill, Saint Mary’s Huskies
- Tyler Dozzi, UBC Thunderbirds
Second Team All-Canadians
- Nicholas Bannon, Guelph Gryphons
- Matthew Beaudet, McGill Redbirds
- Jacob Benoit, STFX X-MEN
- Cameron Cira, Windsor Lancers
- Jonathan Tedeschi, Laval Rouge et Or
- Dylan Alick, McMaster Marauders
Athlete of the Year
Max Turek, McMaster Marauders
Rookie of the Year:
Félix Quirion, Sherbrooke Vert et Or
Fred Foot Fox 40 Coach of the Year:
Paula Schnurr, McMaster University
Student-Athlete Community Service Award:
Alan Lavoie, Université de Moncton
Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus Alain Lavoie is a dedicated volunteer on and off campus, the team captain for Moncton's cross-country squad and a committed student with a 4.3 GPA. Lavoie is also the chair of the Université de Moncton's disciplinary committee, a student advisor and a mentor for fellow students in the education program. Lavoie has been named the 2022 U SPORTS Student-Athlete Community Service Award recipient.
From Grand-Sault, New Brunswick, Lavoie is also a national ambassador for the MealExchange program, promoting food security on campuses across Canada, and is the food bank manager on campus. Lavoie serves as the president of the Conseil Jeunesse de la CDR-Acadie, the deputy of the Acadian Youth Parliament and is a youth representative on the faculty of education's diversity committee.