Wiebe captures CIS Cross Country bronze medal

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Swift Current's Kelly Wiebe collected a bronze medal at the 2010 CIS Cross Country Championship in Sherbrooke, Que. on Saturday.

The fourth year University of Regina cross country runner finished the 10 kilometer course in 32 minutes and 15 seconds, placing just seconds behind a pair of runners from Guelph University. Kyle Boorsma won the CIS championship in 31 minutes and 53 seconds, with Alex Genest earning the silver medal in 32:07. Wiebe legged out a top three finish to prevent a Guelph medal sweep, as he placed just eight seconds ahead of fourth place finisher Allan Brett.

Wiebe was named the Canada West Runner of the Year for the second consecutive season after his standout season, and he also earned distinction as a CIS First-Team All-Canadian plus a Canada West First-Team All-Star nod.

The Cougars finished seventh in the CIS team standings and third in the conference as a result of having five runners finish in the top 90 of the 139 runner field.

Dale Wig from Eastend was 42nd in a time of 34 minutes and 21 seconds, crossing the finish line one second ahead of a pair of runners while placing in the top third of the field. The fifth-year Cougars cross country runner wrapped up an accomplishment laden university running career.

Wig was a 2009-2010 Academic All-Canadian. He was selected as a 2009 Canada West First-Team All-Star after placing a career best 21st at the 2009 CIS Championship. He was also selected as a 2008 Canada West Second-Team All-Star. He also earned a 2006-2007 Academic All-Canadian distinction.

Organizations: University of Regina, Guelph University

Geographic location: Swift Current, Sherbrooke, Guelph

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