Women's Cross Country

BROOKING 65TH OVERALL, FOURTH CANADIAN AT IAAF WORLD XC CHAMPIONSHIPS

BROOKING 65TH OVERALL, FOURTH CANADIAN AT IAAF WORLD XC CHAMPIONSHIPS

LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western’s Lisa Brooking (Orillia, Ont.) was the fourth fastest Canadian and finished 65th overall at the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Kampala, Uganda Sunday.

Brooking, who was competing in her first ever world championship event, finished the 10 kilometre race in 37:25, helping Canada to a 12th place finish as a team.

The result in Uganda comes on the heels of a seventh place finish at the NACAC (North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletics) championships where she was part of Canada’s first place team result.

Prior to the race, Brooking, who is completing her masters in nursing at Trinity Western University, also donated a hockey bag full of medical supplies to a The AIDS support organization (TASO) and a local hospital in Uganda.

Brooking will now turn her focus to the outdoor track as she looks to ultimately qualify for the IAAF World Championships in London in the 10,000m.

Click here for a feature story on Brooking’s journey to the World Cross Country Championships.

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