Staehli and Hendrikx named Pioneer Energy OUA athletes of the week

Staehli and Hendrikx named Pioneer Energy OUA athletes of the week
HAMILTON, Ont. - The following athletes have been named Pioneer Energy Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Athletes of the Week for the period ending November 10, 2013.

Each Pioneer Energy OUA Athlete of the Week will receive a gift card and a dri-fit T-shirt, courtesy of Pioneer Energy.

FEMALE: Julie-Anne Staehli, Queen's Gaels, Cross country

Julie-Anne Staehli (Lucknow, Ont.) captured the gold medal at the CIS women's cross country championship in London on Saturday. The second-year arts and science student finished the six-kilometre event in a time of 20:54.4, over 17 seconds ahead of the second place runner. Staehli's victory marks the first time since 2003 that a Gael took home an individual championship (Beth Wightman, 2003) and thanks to her performance the Gaels women's team also took a third place finish.

MALE: Aaron Hendrikx, Guelph Gryphons, Cross country

Aaron Hendrikx (Parkhill, Ont.) was crowned the men’s cross country champion at the 2013 CIS championships Saturday in London. He captured the CIS men’s individual title as well as MVP honours with a time of 30:49.3, his performance stands as the second best in the Thames Valley’s 25-year history. The third-year environmental governance student was also named a first team all-Canadian and helped lead the Gryphons to their eighth straight national team title.