HANWELL, NB - The StFX X-Women raced to a silver medal performance at the Subway AUS Championship race on Saturday afternoon.
Jade Roberts, of the Memorial University Sea Hawks, raced to victory in the women's 8 kilometre race. Roberts beat StFX's Jane Hergett to the finish line by 20 seconds, winning in a time of 30:23.
"It's amazing," said Roberts, of being the AUS Champion. "I raced three years ago and I finished my degree and took a couple years off and then I came back, so it's kind of like a big redemption. Back then I was way back in the pack and now, this time around, I'm a champion, so it just shows that hard work can really pay off."
Dalhousie's Catherine Thompson (30:51) was third, while Hannah Cormier (30:56), of the host UNB Reds, finished fourth, 23 seconds back of Roberts.
Paige Chisholm, of the X-Women, was fifth, clocking in at 30:58.
The Dalhousie Tigers won the women's team competition and AUS banner, finishing with 49 points, ahead of StFX (61) and Memorial (73).
The event, hosted by the University of New Brunswick, was held at Kingswood Golf, just outside of Fredericton.
The top two teams and individuals in the top seven who are not members of the top two teams qualify for the U SPORTS Championships, at Queen's University, in Kingston, Ontario, on November 9th.
Courtesy Andy Campbell/UNB Athletics