Bennison leads U20 women’s team to 6th-place finish at 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

Hannah Bennison of Vernon, B.C., was Canada’s best individual placer (24th) and helped lead the women’s U20 team to a sixth-place finish at today’s International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Cross Country Championships in Kampala, Uganda. Large crowds of fans lined the course and warm temperatures saw the the senior women’s team place 9th, the U20 men’s team finish 15th, and the senior men’s team place 12th.

In the U20 women’s 6km race, Bennison was followed across the finish line by team scorers Brogan MacDougall of Kingston, Ont., (30th), Martha MacDonald of Toronto (32nd) and Hanna Johnston of Thunder Bay, Ont., (52nd). The sixth-place result is the third best team finish for the women’s U20 team in Canadian history. The 1989 and 2008 U20 women’s teams both finished fifth.

The top Canadian finishers in the other races were Kieran Lumb of Vancouver (55th, U20 men); Sasha Gollish of Toronto (41st, senior women); and Trevor Hofbauer of Burnaby, B.C. (71st, senior men).

Canadian results (26 degrees C, 65% humidity)
U20 women (sixth place)
Hannah Bennison, 24th, 20:54
Brogan MacDougall, 30th, 21:08 
Martha MacDonald, 32nd, 21:22
Hanna Johnston, 52nd, 22:13
Catherine Beauchemin, 62nd, 22:33
Shona McCulloch, 86th, 24:07

U20 men (15th place)
Kieran Lumb, 55th, 26:21
Jean-Simon Desgagnés, 65th, 26:42  
Mitchell Ubene, 78th, 27:21
Andrew Alexander, 84th, 27:27
Graham Baird, 85th, 27:27 

Senior women (9th place)
Sasha Gollish, 41th, 35:56
Victoria Coates, 47th, 36:11
Claire Sumner, 52nd, 36:36
Julie-Anne Staehli, 57th, 36:58
Lisa Brooking, 67th, 37:25
Kathryn Harrison, 75th, 37:54

Senior men (12th place)
Trevor Hofbauer, 71st, 31:43
Rory Linkletter, 76th, 31:54
Sami Jibril, 80th, 32:02 
Evan Esselink, 88th, 32:24
Nicholas Falk, 101st, 33:12
Thomas Toth, 109th, 33:41  

Full results for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships


Back to releases

Last Tweet

More Tweets

AC on Instagram

  • Damian Warner captures gold at the Decastar event in Talence, France, on Sunday, with a total of 8252 points.
  • Race to the finish line after a well-deserved #ShoppingSpree. Select items now only $10. Shop now: *********************************** Courez jusqu'à la ligne d'arrivée après une sortie #Magasinage bien méritée. Sélection d'articles à seulement 10$! Magasinez maintenant:
  • #ACTBT Scott MacDonald represented 🇨🇦 in the 1500-metres at the 1994 Commonwealth Games. MacDonald is one of Canada’s sub 4 milers, running 3:59.40 in 1994. (📸: George Aitkin)
  • Andre @de6rasse working out with a few excited members of the @hamiltonolympicclub. 😱😆
  • Congrats @camlevins & @aseccafien on winning the 🇨🇦 5k championships. #AC5kChamps @yorkvillerun
  • #Repost @yorkvillerun
They're #enroute! Thank you @aircanada for flying in our elite runners 2012 Olympian @camlevins & 2015 5K Canadian Champion @jessmoconnell to run in the New Balance Canadian 5K Road Race Championship on Sunday at the @yorkvillerun! Can't wait to watch you both fly through the finish line! ✈️ 🇨🇦 🏃‍♀️ 🏃 💨 🏅@newbalancecanada #NBRunning
  • AC hoodies… half zips… track jackets! With 30% off already GREAT sale prices until Sept. 14, you have to check it out:
Code: ACFall30

Capuchons, col fermeture éclair et vestes de survêtement d’AC! 30 % d’escompte sur des prix DÉJÀ attrayants jusqu’au 14 sept. C’est ici : Code: ACFall30
  • #ACTBT to the 1984 Olympics with 800-metre runner Bruce Roberts. Roberts earned his spot on two 🇨🇦 Olympic teams. #tbt #throwbackthursday #runnerspace #instarunner #trackandfield #athletics #canada #badgers
  • Until Sept. 7 take 30% off everything WHITE – including authentic #TeamCanada gear: Link in Bio
Discount code: LabourDay17
Jusqu’au 7 sept. -30% sur tout en blanc – articles authentiques d’ #ÉquipeCanada :
Code: LabourDay17
  • @alyshanewman equals her 🇨🇦 pole vault record with a clearance of 4.75m to place 🥉at the @diamondleagueathletics final.
  • Watch Alysha Newman & Aaron Kingsley Brown compete today in the IAAF Diamond League Final streaming on @cbc.sports from Brussels at 2pm ET
  • #ACTBT to the 1984 Los Angeles @Olympics with 2-time Olympic 🥈 and until this year, 🇨🇦 200m record holder, Marita Payne-Wiggins. #tbt #throwbackthursday #runnerspace #instarunner #trackandfield #athletics #canada #noles
  • Elite fields named today for 🇨🇦 5K Champs at @yorkvillerun (Sept 10). Check out for full fields.
MacDougall x2
Staehli and more
Mason + more
  • Use the discount code Back2School to take 25% off nearly everything at now until Aug. 31, including our new Nike ACTF Air Zoom Pegasus 34 running shoes and items that are already marked down. *Offer valid until Thursday, Aug. 31, at 11:59 p.m. ET and excludes Nike Vapor Team Canada singlets, unitards and airborne tops.

Utilisez le code d’escompte Back2School afin de profiter de 25 % d’escompte sur presque tous les articles sur la boutique en ligne aujourd’hui et jusqu’au 31 août, notamment nos nouveaux souliers de course Nike ACTF Air Zoom Pegasus 34 ainsi que des articles dont les prix ont déjà été réduits. *Offre valide jusqu’au jeudi 31 août à 23 h 59 HE et exclut les maillots, unitards et hauts airborne Nike Vapor d’Équipe Canada.
  • 4th place for women's 4x400-metre relay to wrap up competition from #SUTaipei2017
More moments

Visit our E-store

Follow us!