Men’s Cross Country News

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The Alberta Golden Bears (31 pts) are the biggest movers in men's cross-country this week. The Bears climbed three places to No. 7 in the U SPORTS rankings following gritty performances at the Trinity Western Open at Clearbrook Park in Abbotsford, B.C., on Oct. 8. The 2021 Canada West first-team All-Star Riley Stuermer won the eight-kilometre race in a time of 24:34.8, finishing 12 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor. The 5-9 graduate student is the first Bear to win a race since Royden Radowits won the 2019 Sled Dog Open in Saskatoon.

The Golden Bears men's team placed second as Will Cebuliak (6th), Cassian Murray-White (10th), and Brendan Simone (12th) joined Stuermer as the top finishers for the Alberta men. 

As a result, No. 8 Queen's (29 pts), No. 9 StFX (23 pts) and No. 10 McGill (15 pts) each dropped one position. No. 1 McMaster (89 pts) remains atop the men's rankings for the second week.