By: Daniel Herrick, U of S Sports Information Student Assistant
University of Saskatchewan cross country athletes Tye Buettner and Riley Magee were the top finishers for the Huskies at the Sled Dog Open Saturday in Saskatoon’s Victoria Park.
Buettner finished in 20th place in the women’s five-kilometre race with a time of 19:55. Magee recorded a time of 26:49, finishing the men’s eight-kilometre run in 16th spot.
Anne Charles posted the next best finish for the women coming in 26th with a time of 20:19, while Reid Balezantis’s 28th place finish clocking in at 27:32 was the second best finish for the Huskies on the men’s side.
The University of Calgary Dinos took first place in the team standings on the women’s side, while the Regina Cougars finished in top spot for the men.
Other Huskies competing for the women’s team included Joanne Traves (20:46, 32nd), Sonia Rees (20:54, 34th), Brandey Blahut (20:55, 35th), Katrin Ritchie (21:04, 39th), Shannon Del Bigio (21:16, 45th), Cara Wirachowsky (21:21, 46th), Jaedyn Matsall (21:24, 47th), Jayme Nagy (21:27, 48th), Denise Humphreys (22:03, 52nd), Devon Borrowman (22:35, 57th), Ashley Palmer (22:59, 58th), Tenille Gering (23:09, 60th) and Morgan Lypka (23:36, 62nd).
Other Huskies competing in the men’s race were Taryn Heidecker (27:48, 37th), Eric Mueller (28:09, 44th), Alex Senger (29:21, 59th), Mackenzie Dawson (29:46, 65th), Martin Taylor (29:55, 66th), Regan Silversides (29:56, 67th), Emmett Harrison (30:11, 68th), Mason Stott (37:46, 72nd) and Alex Fedyk (38:10, 73rd).
The race was the lone event at home for the Huskies in 2013. The team’s next event is the Stewart Cup on October 26 hosted by the University of Alberta Golden Bears and Pandas.
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