Emma Steele, Cross Country

Emma Steele
Emma Steele

EDMONTON – The Griffins’ rookie capped off a terrific first season by netting a Canada West second team all-star award at the U SPORTS national championship in Kingston, Ont., on Saturday.

Steele ran the women’s 8K in 30:19.8 to finish 11th amongst Canada West competitors and broke the MacEwan University record in the process.

She also placed second in the conference female rookie of the year race, finishing 16 seconds behind UBC’s Gabrielle Joffe.

Steele’s award keeps alive a streak of five-straight years that MacEwan has had a Canada West all-star in cross country, following Vanessa Trofimenkoff (2014-15) and Hannah Leggatt (2016-17).