Haugen Second at AC Nats XC


Bailey Haugen (959) and Nicki Haugen (962), pictured here in an October 2016 photo, both had strong races at the 2016 AC National Cross Country Running Championships

The Haugen clan from Ft. St. John did the Peace Region proud on Saturday with some strong running at the Athletics Canada National Cross Country Running Championship in Kingston, ON.

Mom Nicki  Haugen led the Master Womens 8 km for the first 7km before being passed in the final few metres by Quebec’s Genevieve Shurtleff.  Haugen held on for the silver medal in a time of 31:03, 7 seconds back of the winner.

Bailey Haugen contested the Junior Women’s 6 km and ended up in 35th place in a time of 22:59.  Tait Haugen placed 165th in the Youth Boys 6 km.

The Nationals meet served as the Team Canada trials for the IAAF World Cross Country Running Championships in Uganda next March.

Full results are posted here.


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