SACKVILLE – In the largest CCAA national championships ever held, Mount Allison University’s Maddy Crowell competed in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s cross country championships recently held in St. Lambert/Longueil, Quebec.
Crowell finished seventh in the women’s division that included 132 runners, representing 42 institutions.
On an ideal, sunny but cool day, competitors ran 5 km on a two-loop hilly course at Michel Chartrand Park in Longueil.
As a seventh-place finisher Crowell was able to secure a position on the championships all-star squad.
Based on their overall finish times, seven men and seven women competitors were chosen as the national competition’s all-stars.
A Charlottetown resident and a former student from Colonel Gray Senior High, Crowell is currently the ACAA Athlete of the Week.
On Oct. 28 she won the ACAA gold medal for her fourth consecutive time.
Also a Mountie swimmer, Crowell led her university cross country squad to four ACAA championship titles and has been honoured as a four-time ACAA all-star over her university career.
She is currently enrolled in her senior year of the environmental studies and geography programs at Mount Allison.