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Posted: January 16, 2009  :

Athletics: Athletics Canada Announces NACAC Cross Country Team

Friday, January 16, 2009

OTTAWA - Athletics Canada announced today the national team that will compete at the 2009 North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) Cross Country Championships in Orlando, Florida on March 7, 2009.

In the men’s 8km race Dylan Wykes of Kingston, ON will return to Orlando to vie for the championship title after finishing third in last year’s race. Also making the trip back to Florida are junior gold medalists Alesandr Kuternin of Toronto, ON and Kendra Schaaf of Craven, SK. Canada won five medals at last year’s NACAC Cross Country Championships and finished first overall in team standings for the junior men and women as well as in the senior women’s category; the senior men’s team placed second.

2009 NACAC Cross Country Championships Team





Personal Coach

Joël Bourgeois

Grand-Digue, NB


Alex Genest

Sherbrooke, QC

Vincent Paquet

Saheed Khan

Toronto, ON

David Christiani

Derek Nakluski

Kitchener, ON

Terry Goodenough

Cleve Thorson

Port Elgin, ON

Dave Scott-Thomas

Dylan Wykes

Kingston, ON

Steve Boyd




Marilyn Arsenault

Victoria, BC            

Jon Brown

Catherine Cormier

New Richmond, QC

Kaven Després

Stephanie Hood

Victoria, ON

Ben Rosario

Rachelle Malette

Windsor, ON

Andy Hahn

Emily Tallen

Kingston, ON          

Steve Boyd

Chantell Widney

Edmonton, AB       

Glen Playfair




Mohammed Ahmed

St. Catharines, ON

Stuart Galloway

Aleksandr Kuternin

Toronto, ON

Dave Christiani / Paul Poce

James Leakos

Saskatoon, SK                    

Mark Leakos

Nyjal Majock

Calgary, AB

Christine Laverty / Jason Lindsay

John Paul Malette

Windsor, ON

Gary Malloy

Mattias Wolter

Bridgewater, NS

Tanya Daniels




Chelsea Graham

Edmonton, AB 

Glen Playfair

Tamara Jewett

Toronto, ON

Jill Mallon

Justine Johnson

Victoria, BC           

Brent Fougner

Geneviève Lalonde

Moncton, NB

Joël Bourgeois

Caroline Pfister

Sherbrooke, QC     

Vincent Paquet / Simon Croteau

Kendra Schaaf

Craven, SK

Steve Gersten







Head Coach

Thelma Wright

Vancouver, BC

Team Coach

Jason Lindsay

Calgary, AB

Team Coach

Terry Goodenough

Kitchener, ON

Team Manager

Nicole Clarke

Kingston, ON


Brenda Scott-Thomas

Guelph, ON

Message Therapist

Paula Burchat

Ottawa, ON


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