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U Sports conference previews: RSEQ

U Sports conference previews: RSEQ

It’s conference championship week in Canada. On Friday and Saturday of this coming weekend, observe and box runners around the nation will lace up and toe the road in hopes of competing two weeks later on the U Sports Championships in Winnipeg. 

The 2019 U Sports observe and box conference championships are happening in 4 venues (one for every U Sport conference) around the nation at the weekend of Feb. 22-23.

Top 3 males: Russell Pennock, Jean-Simon Desgagnes, Connor Black. Photo: Maxine Gravina

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The peak athlete in every tournament from the RSEQ (Quebec) and AUS (Atlantic) meetings, and the highest two athletes in every tournament from the OUA (Ontario) and Canada West (Western Canada) meetings will robotically qualify for the U Sports nationwide championship. Athletes too can qualify for the championship via working sooner than U Sports usual instances, in addition to via being ranked within the nationwide top-12 in a particular tournament.

Women’s 600m

The reigning RSEQ 600m champion Maite Bouchard isn’t competing this 12 months and so the development has been left broad open. The peak seed within the ladies’s line up is Winona Lefebvre-Castillo of Sherbrooke. She’s smartly forward of the remainder of the sector and can most probably take the win.

1 – Winona Lefebvre-Castillo – Sherbrooke
2 – Genevieve Paquin – Montreal
three – Murielle Aglot – McGill

Men’s 600m

The males’s 600m might be extraordinarily tight. The peak 3 seeds have all run their instances prior to now week and ran inside of part a 2d of each other. Between Yassine Aber, Jack Crosby and William Payette, it will in reality be somebody’s recreation. 

1 – Yassine Aber – Sherbrooke
2 – Jack Crosby – McGill
three – William Payette – Montreal

Women’s 1,000m

In the ladies’s 1K, Aurélie Dubé-Lavoie of Laval leads the fee. The 2018 U Sports cross-country 2d position finisher will as soon as once more lead her group at the observe. 

1 – Aurélie Dubé-Lavoie – Laval
2 – Catherine Beauchemin – Laval
three – Murielle Aglot – McGill

Men’s 1,000m

Kevin Roberston of the University of Montreal is the highest ranked seed. The 800 and 1,500m runner will most probably take the lads’s 1K. 

1 – Kevin Robertson – Montreal
2 – Raphael Giguere – Laval
three – Alexandre Levesque – Laval

Women’s 1,500m

The similar team of girls that took the U Sport 2018 cross-country identify will combat it out within the RSEQ 1,500m. Jessy Lacourse, Aurélie Dubé-Lavoie and Catherine Beauchemin are all from Laval and in reality speedy over the 1,500.

1 – Jessy Lacourse – Laval
2 – Aurélie Dubé-Lavoie – Laval
three – Catherine Beauchemin – Laval

Men’s 1,500m

Kevin Robertson is the early season king of heart distance. But with Jean-Simon Desgagnes of Laval proper on his tail, the win received’t be simple. 

1 – Jean-Simon Desgagnes – Laval
2 – Kevin Robertson – Montreal
three – Xavier Bertrand – Laval

Women’s three,000m

Jessy Lacourse will most probably strive the 15/three double. The 2018 U Sports cross-country seventh position finisher is simplest in her 2d 12 months of eligibility, however has already achieved a ton. We’ll see if she will take the RSEQ identify and raise that momentum into U Sports two weeks later. 

1 – Jessy Lacourse – Laval
2 – Elizabeth Hirsch – McGill
three – Laurianne Lepine – Montreal

Men’s three,000m

In the lads’s 3K, Jean-Simon Desgagnes is likely one of the peak within the nation and in addition on the peak of the RSEQ. The 2d position U Sports 2018 cross-country finisher will deliver his power to the observe this weekend and make the race a Laval sweep. 

1 – Jean-Simon Desgagnes – Laval
2 – Felix Lapointe-Pilote – Laval
three – Samuel Poher – Laval

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