Widing Leads the Field at Home

Widing Leads the Field at Home

Erik Widing of the University of Saskatchewan was victorious on home soil in the Huskie Sled Dog Open in Saskatoon on Saturday, while the University of Calgary's Emma Cook-Clarke was the top finisher in the women's race.

Widing won the men's 8km run in a time of 25:05. A pair of Dinos came in second and third in the university competition. Alexander James and Ryan Grieco finished up at 25:45 and 25:58 respectively to join Widing on the podium.

Emma Cook-Clarke of the Calgary Dinos crossed the finish line first in a time 18:19 in the women's 5km race. Karissa Lepage of the University of Alberta beat out Calgary's Melissa Jones for third in the university event. Brooke Mentanko crossed the line 18th in a time of 19:33.


Calgary came in first in the team standings on the women's side, while Saskatchewan finished up in sixth.

The Dinos made it a clean sweep in Saskatoon with a first place team finish on the men's side. Saskatchewan finished in fourth.

The next race on the schedule for the Huskies is the Stewart Cup in Edmonton, Alta. on October 31. The Stewart Cup will be the final meet in preparation for the CIS and Canada West Championship in Guelph, Ont. November 14.