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OUA Championships coming to Nakkertok Nordic
By:  XC Ottawa   (2016/02/14)

Just 2 weeks after the Eastern Canadian Championships, the region will get to see another high profile cross country ski event, the Ontario University Athletics Championships. Hosted by Carleton University, the best student athletes in the province competing with the top Ontario University Nordic teams will be racing on Nakkertok's challenging trails on February 19-21. 

The Carleton University team is looking to defend its title from last year, and the home-snow advantage of Nakkertok Nordic puts them in a good position. 

Race Schedule.
The racing begins Friday with individual start skate races (7.5 km), and Saturday student athletes will compete in a relay event. The racing wraps up on Sunday with a mass start classic event (10 km for the men, 15 km for the women). 
Here are the details . . .
Friday Feb. 19
12:30 Bib pickup in Race Office
14:00 Men's 7.5km Interval Free
15:00 Women's 7.5km Interval Free
17:00 Team captains meeting at Nakkertok Race Office
Saturday Feb. 20
09:00 Bib pickup in Race Office
10:00 Men's 3x3km Team Relay
11:00 Women's 3x3km Team Relay
17:00 Banquet at Oliver’s on CU campus
19:00 Team captains meeting CU Athletics
Sunday Feb. 21
09:00 Women's 10km Mass Start
10:00 Men's 15km Mass Start
11:30 Awards to follow conclusion of Men's race 

The Carleton University Nordic team is coming off some great performances at the Eastern Canadian Championships, which used many of the same race trails they will be competing on for OUAs.

Carleton University's Cary Pomeroy 2nd in University Category at Eastern Canadian Championships

Open Categories

Even if you aren't on a University team you can race in the skate event Friday or the mass start race on Sunday. Registration is on Zone4 and closes February 16 at 8:00 AM.

Can You Help Out?

Organizers are still looking for extra volunteers to help the event run smoothly. If you can lend a hand, please contact Nic Clifford at nic.clifford@gmail.com.

Good Luck Carleton!

 Carleton Nordic Team Photo by Valerie Wutti (blitzenphotography.com)



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