Jan 2014 23

RyanWatters.ca Sports Team of the Year

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A lot of pressure was placed on the UBC Okanagan women’s cross country running team at the beginning of the season, ranked #1 in the national rankings.

In a sport that has three ranking periods, the Heat where #1 for the first two rankings, but fell to #2 just prior to the national championships….perhaps lighting a fire under the student athletes.

They competed and blew away the competition at the National Championship race winning the school’s first ever National gold medal in that sport.

Two runners were named national championship all-stars (Sandra Kilmartin (Salmon Arm) – placed 4th, Michelle Blackburne (West Kelowna) 11th.

During the season they were the fastest team at the Alberta Colleges Athletic Association Grand Prix #3 Race, defeated Thompson Rivers University in a head to head meet and won the unofficial PACWEST provincial title at the BC Athletics Provincial Championship.

With all their success, they have been voted in as the third annual RyanWatters.ca Sports Team of the Year.   Ryan talks with head coach Nikki Reiter…

Special thanks to Creative Trophies and Gifts for donating a beautiful trophy.

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