Cross Country

2019-20 Season Schedule

Sat., Sept. 14
@ MT.A.

The Ram’s Cross Country team made a great showing this past Saturday at their first race of the season hosted by Mount Allison (MTA).  The women’s teams came in second behind MTA with the men missing 2nd by only 1 point.

Kieran Thornell picked up where he left off last year at the championships and came in a strong first place.  James Van de Sande came second for the Rams, 9th overall, and will no doubt pick up the pace in the future. 

For the women, Chloe Toombs crossed first for the Rams at 6th overall.  She was within one minute of the 2nd place runner.  Kim Conrad, KeeRyung Kwun, and Elise Lawerence weren’t that far behind her.

We have some work to do, but watch out MTA and HC, here come the RAMS!

Congratulations Kieran Thornell on being selected
DAL AC Athlete of the Week
ACAA Athlete of the Week
and CCAA Athlete of the Week

Sun., Sept. 29

Congratulations to our DAL AC Athletes of the Week:
Women: Chloe Toombs (Cross Country)
Chloe took 2 minutes 19 seconds off her race time from two weeks ago and went from 6th place to 4th  place in the standings.  She was only 6 seconds behind the 3rd place runner, and 21 seconds behind the 2nd place runner.  She is definitely an athlete to watch as we head into the second half of the season.

Men: Ranthom Ndizihiwe (Cross Country)
Ranthom took over 2 minutes off his race time compared to two weeks ago, and moved from 13th place to 7th place.  Making him another Ram’s athlete to keep an eye on! This jump helped the RAMS men’s team place first in the DAL AC race.

DAL AC Women - 2nd Place
DAL AC Men - 1st Place

Thanks Legge Health Clinic for providing pre and post race treatment to our athletes, and to Bible Hill Recreation Department who allowed us use of the park and also thanks to Keltie Jones who made a guest appearance this weekend!

Sat., Oct. 19 @ MSVU DAL AC Rams competed this weekend in the 3rd race of the season, hosted by MSVU in Point Pleasant Park, Halifax.  A very technical course, with varied surfaces and obstacles, the Rams took it easy so to avoid any unwanted injuries since the championships are a mere two weeks away.  Kim Conrad came in first for the DalAC Women, 8th place overall.  She was followed by Chloe Toombs, 9th place, and then Elise Lawrence, who had special spectators from across the Atlantic Ocean.  On the men’s side, Kieran Thornell continued to be a force, running in second place just 2 seconds behind the MSVU first place runner.  He was followed by Ranthom Ndizihiwe, who is consistently moving up the ranks and ran 7th overall.  The women’s team finished 4th, and the men’s team finished 2nd overall.  In 2 weeks the team will travel to PEI for the ACAA championships, where anything is possible.
Sat., Nov. 2
ACAA Championship @ HC

The ACAA Cross Country Championships had nearly perfect running conditions Saturday at the ski lodge in Brookvale, PEI.  DAL AC had a strong showing in both the women’s and men’s races. 

For the women’s side, Chloe Toombs was able to move into 3rd place only 19 seconds behind the 1st place finisher, earning her a spot on the All Conference team.  Other Dal AC runners were Kim Conrad, coming in 9th, Elise Lawerence 14th, Jillian Shaw and Madison Baillie running in together for 18 and 19, and Keeryung Kwun picking up 25th, even after a fall she was able to pick herself back up and finish in the middle of the pack.  The women’s team achieved the overall 3rd place for the ACAA.  

On the men’s side, Kieran Thornell continued his gazelle-like dominance, winning the race and bringing home ACAA Cross Country Men’s Athlete of the year.  His impressive finish was 1:29 ahead of the 2nd place runner, even with the mud and slippery grass hills on the course.  The men’s team won silver overall, with James Van De Sande and Ranthom Ndizihiwe coming in side by side at 8th and 9th place, followed by Jonathan Smith with an impressive push at the end for 12th, and Andrei David finishing at 19th. 

The Dal AC Cross Country athletes “left it on the trail” as they were coached to do, and can’t wait to train hard for next season.

DAL AC Athletes of the Week

Kieran Thornell (Cross Country)
Kieran Thornell continued his gazelle-like dominance, winning the race and bringing home ACAA Cross Country Men’s Athlete of the year.  His impressive finish was 1:29 ahead of the 2nd place runner, even with the mud and slippery grass hills on the course. 

Chloe Toombs (Cross Country)
Chloe Toombs had a very strong race at the ACAA Championships placing a season best 3rd place only 19 seconds behind the 1st place finisher. This earned Chloe a spot on the All Conference team making her a runner to watch next season!

2019-2020 Roster

photo by Jo Castillo

front l-r:  Kim Conrad, Jillian Shaw, Baillie Madison, Chloe Toombs, KeeRyung Kwun
back l-r:  Andrei David, Ranthom Ndizihiwe, Jonathan Smith, James Van de Sande,
Assistant Coach Mike Field, Assistant Coach Dara Pelkey-Field, Head Coach Joy Galloway-Jones, Kieran Thornell, Assistant Coach Paul Manning.  Missing Vanessa Deveau, Grace Hughes, and Elise Lawrence


Coach:  Joy Galloway-Jones
Assistant Coaches:  Paul Manning,
Dara Pelkey-Field, Mike Field

First Name
Last Name Prog/Yr Hometown
Madison Baillie 1 B.Sc. Agr Pictou, NS
Kim Conrad 1 Vet Tech Shubenacadie, NS
Vanessa Deveau 3 M.Sc. Pl.Sc. Truro, NS
Grace Hughes 1 D. Tech. Bus.
Charlottetown, PE
KeeRyung Kwum 3 B. Science Halifax, NS
Elise Lawrence 1 VU Agr. Oxford, England
Jillian Shaw 1 B.Sc. Agr. Fredericton, NB
Chloe Toombs 1  Engineering Mayfield, PE
David Andrei 1 B.Sc. Agr. Havelock, NB
Ranthom Ndizihiwe 1 Engineering Truro, NS
Jonathan Smith 1 Mill River, PE
Kieran Thornell 3 B.Sc. Agr.
Stonington, CT
James Van de Sande 3 Ag. Business Antigonish, NS
2019-20 Team Picture coming soon.

2018-19 Team Picture and Player Bio's click here

front left to right: Jonathan Budd, Kyle Culberson, Kieran Thornell
back left to right:  Lane Yuill, Michelle Wijnands, Vanessa Deveau, Coach Joy Galloway-Jones,
Julia Roach, Hannah Arseneault, Hannah Gerard, missing James Van de Sande 


2016-17 Women's Team at Nationals

2016-17 Team
front l-r: Lindsay Cameron, Shannon O'Connor
back l-r: Chistopher Andrews, Lily Forsythe, Coach Joy Galloway Jones, Danielle Albers, Gary Chung, Emily Sutherland, Cassidy Bradley
missing:  John Yool, Chandler Colpitts

Action 2016-17

2015-16 Player Pictures and Bios