Sports in brief
Cross country teams finish 10th, 13th at OUA championship
The men’s cross country team finished 10th as a team, posting 257 points, just two behind the University of Ottawa for ninth place. Adam Cornwall finished 26th overall in the individual standings, leading the way for the Hawks. For the women, the Hawks finished 13th overall as a team with 377 points. Sarah Cranmer-Byng finished 27th in the individual standings. The men’s team and Cranmer-Byng will be participating at nationals.
Men’s baseball finishes second at inaugural OUA/OCAA championship
A week after winning the OUA championship, the men’s baseball team headed to St. Catharines for another tournament, this time including two schools from the Ontario Colleges Athletics Association (OCAA). Laurier won their first two games against Durham College and St. Clair College, 4-2 and 12-0 respectively, but couldn’t hold on in the final as they dropped two consecutive decisions to St. Clair. Laurier finished second overall.
Men’s hockey loses doubleheader
The Hawks travelled to Thunder Bay to take on the Lakehead Thunderwolves in two back-to-back games. However, Laurier was unable to capture a win, dropping both decisions 5-4 and 4-2. Shayne Campbell got the start in net on Friday, while Vinny Merante got the start Saturday. The Hawks open their home campaign on Thursday against the Western Mustangs at 7:30 p.m. at the Waterloo Recreational Complex.
–Compiled by Shelby Blackley