Ann-Rebecca Drolet, a third-year medical student from Rouyn-Noranda, Que., finished fifth and led the McGill Martlets to finish second of four schools in the women’s division of the Capital Classic, a six-kilometre cross-country meet, Saturday.

The Martlets placed runners in fifth, ninth, 10th, 11th, 14th and 15th to score 55 points overall. Queen’s won the meet with 24 points, while Ottawa was third with 65 and Concordia fourth at 91.

McGill finished first on the men’s side (link to report).

Noemie Beauregard of the Ottawa Gee-Gees, won the race in 22 minutes and 33 seconds. She was joined on the podium by Manon Plouvier (22:37) and Emma Graham (22:51), both from the Queen’s Gaels.

Drolet, 25, completed the six-kilometre race in 23:21. Other McGill women in the scoring included sophomore Sophie Rashid-Crocker (10th, 23:44) from Toronto, freshman Sophie Courville (11th, 23:47) of Bellevue, Wash., freshman Adele Doat (14th, 24:52) of Alma, Que., and Taylor Williams (15th, 25:13), a sophomore from Vancouver, B.C.

The team’s next meet, the third competition on the varsity schedule, is the Rouge et Or Invitational on Oct. 8, an 8k race on the Plains of Abraham near the outskirts of Quebec City.