Brigden native wins provincial X Country title


Photo courtesy of OCAA


Brigden’s Clint Smith has successfully defended his Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) men’s cross country championship with a victory  at Redeemer University College in Ancaster.

The LCCVI grad beat an Oshawa runner by five seconds to claim the top prize last Saturday (Oct. 26).

Smith’s medal total at the provincial championships now stands at four after he won silver medals in 2010 and 2011.

His victory also helped Fanshawe College capture the men’s team title for a record-setting fifth consecutive season.

Smith now advances to the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association Championship (CCAA) at Humber College on Nov. 9.

Last season, he captured second place in the men’s competition at the national event.