The Laurier men’s cross country team will compete for the first time at the CIS Championship on Saturday November14th at Queen's University.
A decision to allow Laurier to compete at the CIS Championship came down to a committee meeting earlier this week. The committee looked at how far this young team has come and believes that the experience gained at this Championship will be an investment for the future. The team is made up of seven runners and of that seven, four are rookies.
This young team has had a very impressive season, especially when you look at the teams they have already posted victories over. University of Ottawa, Brock University, York University, Nipissing University, Trent University, University of Toronto, McMaster University, University of Waterloo, Royal Military College, Humber College, Conestoga College, George Brown College and Nazareth College. Competing at the CIS Championship will allow the team to see where they are on a national level.
Congratulations to the seven who will compete and the two alternates. Alexander Garriock
, Brent Meidinger
, Brett Cameron
, Colin Yardley
, Gary Storey
, Jordan Fox
, Matthew Robertson
, Shoaib Ikram
and Sohaib Ikram
The Laurier Cross Country program is being lead by Head Coach PETER GRINBERGS
. This is Coach Grinbergs first year as Head Coach of the program, even though he has been coaching for over 30 years. Grinsberg has a wealth of knowledge and has coached several olympic level athletes. He brings with him established assistant coaches Rich Tremain
and Wes Alkin, who have both competed at the World Cross Country Championships.