The Mustang Endurance women’s team produced a number of brilliant performances at the BC provincial XC Championships this past Saturday (Oct 26th). After a delayed arrival to Victoria due to high winds cancelling all the ferries on the Friday evening. The women’s team had an early start of 5.30am Saturday morning to make the first sailing over to the island and it proved to be a worthwhile journey.
Sarah Inglis took her second career Senior BC XC title, taking the lead early on and extending throughout the race to cover the 8km course in 27:21. Team-mate Lindsay Carson had another fine run, taking the silver medal after battling to pull away from fellow Mustang Ally Ginther. Carson held on to finish in 28:46 and Ginther took bronze in 28:54. The top 3 placings secured Inglis, Carson and Ginther their spots on the BC Provincial Team for National ACXC on Nov 30th held in Abbostford. This will be Ally Ginther’s first ever BC team selection. Ginther is back in BC after a successful collegiate career at Idaho University and SFU. She joined the Mustang’s training group this fall and is an exciting prospect for the group.
Junior Women’s 6km
Mustang Endurance athlete Daylana Ferguson also secured her first ever BC provincial selection. A previous student at Walnut Grove Secondary school, Ferguson produced an impressive run to take the silver medal in the Junior Women’s 6km in her first race of the fall season. Daylana covered the course in 24:49 with Haley Ribeiro (24:30) taking the gold medal. Ferguson will race next in the junior National ACXC on Nov 30th in Abbostford.