Trent men's lacrosse team continued on their winning way as they defeated Queen's 18 to 4 on October 25 in a messy affair. The rain-soaked, muddy pitch, combined with high winds and cold, did not slow the Excalibur attack as Trent dominated the game to remain the only undefeated team in the country. Trent hosts Queen's at Trent University's stadium, in the first round of the playoffs next Sunday November 2, at 1:00 PM
After what was called a rebuilding year for the Excalibur Women, they outperformed most critics with a young team by reaching the playoffs and narrowly losing the bronze medal game this past Saturday 10 to 8 to McMaster. The team was down 10 to 5 at the half and spent the entire second half in the Marauder end, but could only manage three points. "It was a great year for us and with the experienced and knowledge gained, we
are now poised to battle for the championship in ’09," said head coach Nancy Marcotte.
Men’s and Women’s Rowing
Trent crews took to the water at the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Championships this past weekend with the men's novice eight winning gold, Jen Tuters bringing home the silver medal in the women's single event, and the women's four and women's eight both bringing home bronze medals. Considered a rebuilding year for Excalibur rowing crews, much progress was made resulting in Trent’s fourth-place finish out of a field of 13 universities. The Excalibur crews head to Langley, B.C. for the Canadian championships on November 1 and 2.
Men’s and Women’s Cross Country
After two months of hard training and gruelling racing, the Trent cross country team made its way to Kingston to test itself against the best university runners in Ontario att he OUA Championships. In the field were some twenty high school medallists and another ten competitors who had previously represented Canada on the international stage. The main rival for everyone, however, was not any athlete but the weather - a fierce wind and heavy deluge of rain which did not let up at all and slowed times by over two minutes for many runners. Trent's top finisher, and probably the most remarkable result was team captain Scott Takala who placed 30th in the field of 98. The Trent men’s team placed 14 among 15 teams with Ian Boyce in 88th place, Clark Richards finishing his Trent career just behind in 89th place, Dan Cain in 96th and Craig Sim finishing 97th.
The women's race had Trent's rookie Rachel Slade lead the team and place 46th in only her second cross country ever. She led the side to a 15th place finish in a 16-team field. Following her was team captain Nathalie Gauthier in 96th. Coach Richard