ERIC GILLIS - 2003 National Cross Country Champion
Eric Gillis’s name is synonymous with running excellence at StFX. Over his five seasons with the X-Men, Eric earned AUS cross country all-star status in each year, culminating with the ultimate title of CIS individual national champion in 2003. Eric bested the national field in the 10km race at Moncton that fall, winning the gold medal in a time of 31:53.29. A native of Antigonish, N.S., he earned the top distinction as the AUS and CIS runner of the year in 2003.
Eric was also recognized as CIS All-Canadian four times. He competed twice at the World University Cross Country Games for Canada in 2002 and 2004. The five-time X-Men Runner of the Year, Eric was recognized as the 2003 and 2004 StFX male athlete of the year. On the indoor track, Eric was a three-time CIS medalist and 2004 All-Canadian.
StFX Cross Country U SPORTS National Medalists:
2009: X-Men, Bronze Medal
2008: X-Men, Silver Medal
2007: X-Women, Bronze Medal
2008: David Gerych, X-Men, Bronze Medal
2007: David Gerych, X-Men, Bronze Medal
2003: Eric Gillis, X-Men, Gold Medal
1999: Lavinia Gough, X-Women, Silver Medal
ANGUS RAWLING – 2018 National 3000m Track & Field Champion
In his third season with the X-Men, distance runner Angus Rawling made history at the U SPORTS national track and field championship in Windsor, Ont. When he became the first StFX track & field athlete – male or female – to win a national gold medal. A native of Calgary, Alta., Rawling won the 3000m race, claiming the gold medal and title of U SPORTS champion, as he finished with a time of 8:18.11 amidst the field of 14 runners.
A two-time AUS individual cross country champion and male runner of the year (2018, 2017), Angus was a U SPORTS All-Canadian status in both Track & Field and Cross Country in 2017-18 and was named the 2018 StFX male athlete of the year.
StFX Track & Field U SPORTS National Medalists:
2017-18: Angus Rawling, X-Men, Gold 3000m
2006-07: Erin MacLean, X-Women, Bronze 3000m
2005-06: Erin MacLean, X-Women, Silver 3000m
2004-05: Erin MacLean, X-Women, Bronze 3000m
2003-04: Eric Gillis, X-Men, Bronze 1500m & Silver 3000m
2002-03: Eric Gillis, X-Men, Bronze 3000m