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U SPORTS cross country, track and field athletes to represent Canada at 2018 World University Orienteering Championship

U SPORTS Staff

Emma Waddington of the McMaster Marauders headlines the Canadian roster that will compete at the 2018 FISU World University Orienteering Championship, beginning Tuesday.

A current U SPORTS cross country student-athlete, Waddington has represented Canada at numerous World Orienteering and World Junior Orienteering Championships over the course of her career.

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The team also features Calgary’s Michael Kondro who has competed for the Dinos’ cross country and track and field teams, and former Carleton track and field student-athlete Robert Graham – one of three returning members from the 2016 World University Orienteering Championship.

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"The World University Championships offer high-level competition in that many of the world's best orienteers are competing,” said Anne Teutsch, President of Orienteering Canada. “Yet they also provide a helpful development opportunity for younger athletes."

Margaret Ellis, a multiple-time Canadian national champion, will serve as the team’s head coach.

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The 2018 World University Orienteering Championship runs July 17-21 in Kuortane, Finland, with over 300 athletes and officials from 33 countries taking part. 

Team Canada Roster

First Name Last Name School Hometown Program
Emma Waddington McMaster Hamilton, Ont. Kinesiology
Pia Blake* Simon Fraser Whitehorse, Y.T. Earth Sciences
Thomas Graham Carleton Ottawa, Ont. Arts & Social Sciences
Robert Graham* Carleton Ottawa, Ont. Engineering & Design
Michael Kondro Calgary Calgary, Alta. Geology
Adam Woods* UBC Burnaby, B.C. Computer Engineering

*Returning from 2016 World University Championship

Head coach: Margaret Ellis, Orienteering Canada (North Vancouver, B.C.)