LADY VEES IMPRESS IN FIRST RACE OF SEASON

SUDBURY, Ont. - The Laurentian women's cross country running team competed in the Ramsey Tour 5K Race on Sunday, finishing with their team's second best result in the history of the 32 year race. The Lady Vees had five runners below the 20 minute barrier in the OUA sanctioned event, hosted by the Sudbury Masters Running Club.

The Lady Vees were led by two rookies, Emma Tallman (Manitoulin Island, Ont.) and Gracie Tetzlaff (Trenton, Ont.) who finished one-two among female runners, while Windsor transfer Madeleine Woods (Sudbury, Ont.) ended up a close third. Maggie Robbins (Port Perry, Ont.) and Katie Maziarski (Sudbury, Ont.) completed the Blue and Gold sweep of top five.

Vees assistant coach, Darren Jermyn was pleased with the team's performance, "The girls exceeded expectations and showed a high level of fitness coming off their summer training. A number of girls ran personal bests and we are definitely ahead of where we were at this time last year."

The Sudbury Masters Running Club hosts the Ramsey Tour 5K Race to raise money for scholarships and bursaries for the Lady Vees running team.

Laurentian Results - Women's Section - 5km

Emma Tallman, 1st, 19:22 (Rookie)
Gracie Tetzlaff, 2nd, 19:23 (Rookie)
Madeleine Woods, 3rd, 19:27
Maggie Robins 4th, 19:46
Katie Maziarski, 5th, 19:53 (Rookie)
Matilde Demory 7th, 20:49
Hilary Kilbreath, 9th, 21:00
Celeste Woods, 11th, 21:46
Jessica Nanne, 12th, 22:28 (Rookie)
Danielle Henry, 13th, 22:31 (Rookie)
Becky Van Zeyl, 16th, 22:24

The Laurentian women will head to London, Ont. to compete in the Western International on September 20, 2008.

Source: Voyageurs Athletics