by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, March 2, 2022
SUDBURY, ON: Nova Scotia ski team members and alumni represented their respective university nordic ski teams in competitive and supporting roles, at the 2022 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Nordic Skiing Championships, hosted by Laurentian University, on February 27-28. A highly competitive field of 136 skiers representing eleven universities registered for the event.
We are proud of our provincial team athletes and alumni who are continuing to race a high level, while pursing their post-secondary education. Dedicated alumni are providing support and leadership to university nordic teams, to help grow the sport we all love. University nordic ski teams provide valuable opportunities for skiers of varying skill levels to train, socialize, and improve technical skiing skills.
Provincial Team Athletes – 2022 OUA
>Emma Archibald, Athlete, uOttawa Gee-Gees Nordiq Ski Team
>Fiona McClure, Athlete, Carleton Ravens Nordic Ski Team
>Ogen Newcomb, Athlete, Carleton Ravens Nordic Ski Team
Provincial Team Alumni – 2022 OUA
>Mariah Hudec, Coach, Guelph Gryphons Varsity Nordic Ski Team
>Maggie McClure, Wax Technician, Carleton Ravens Nordic Ski Team
>Connor Psuik, Coach, Nippising Lakers Nordic Ski Team
>Colin Ward, Athlete, Carleton University Ravens Nordic Ski Team
Provincial Team Athletes and Alumni at 2022 OUA Championships
Nova Scotia team athletes gathered at the event. Photographed (L-R): Emma Archibald (athlete, University of Ottawa), Mariah Hudec (coach, University of Guelph), Fiona McClure (athlete, Carleton University), Maggie McClure (wax technician, Carleton University), Colin Ward (athlete, Carleton University), Connor Psuik (coach, Nippising University), and Ogen Newcomb (athlete, Carleton University). Photo credit – Colin Ward
>2022 OUA Nordic Ski Championships | Full Results
|Fiona McClure||Women 10.5 km Free||21||39:54.9||+6:28.9|
|Women 10.5 km Classic Mass Start||17||37:30.6||+4:06.4|
|Relay Carleton Ravens “B”||7||37:00||+7:00.0|
|Emma Archibald*||Women 10.5 km Free||55||51:17.1||+17:51.1|
|Women 10.5 km Classic Mass Start||56||54:58.5||+21:34.3|
|Colin Ward||Men 10.5 km Free||10||30:34.7||+2:33.1|
|Men 10.5 km Classic Mass Start||15||31:12.9||+2:56.9|
|Relay Carleton Ravens “A”||3||23:31.0|
|Ogen Newcomb||Men 10.5 km Free||20||32:02.4||+4:00.8|
|Men 10.5 km Classic Mass Start||19||31:51.0||+3:35.0|
|Relay Carleton Ravens “B”||8||23:30.11|
*Emma Archibald is a para-nordic skier who competed in the open category at the 2022 OUA Championships. Emma competes without using poles.
uOttawa Gee-Gees nordiq ski team at OUA Championships. Emma Archibald photographed (second row, 1st left).
Carleton Ravens nordic ski team at OUA Championships. Fiona McClure (centre 3rd from left), Maggie McClure (third row, 1st from left), Colin Ward (third row, 2nd from left), and Ogen Newcomb (third row, 2nd from right)
“Emma Archibald impressed everyone skiing the course and challenging uphills (aptly named the wall) legs only!” – uOttawa Nordiq Ski Team.
Colin Ward (photographed far right) earned bronze, Carleton Ravens “A” relay team.