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uOttawa Athletes of the Week

Monday September 19, 2016
Lewis Ward kicking and Katie Phillips Running.

The uOttawa Athletes of the Week for September 19 are Lewis Ward of the undefeated men’s football team and Katie Phillips who started off the cross country season with a pair of strong results this weekend.

Ward was instrumental in securing an overtime win against Guelph on Saturday. The fourth-year Gee-Gee was 3-for-3 on field goal attempts in the game, kicking from distances of 39 yards, 40 yards, and 51 yards. Both the 40 and 51-yarders were under pressure – uOttawa needed the 51-yarder to push the game into overtime and the 40-yard tacked on three points in overtime. The 51 yard score is the Kingston product’s career long and tied the school record. Ward is now a perfect 7-for-7 on field goal attempts this season. 

Phillips had a busy weekend, competing in both the McGill Open and the Canada Army Run. Phillips won the 5km event at the Army Run on Sunday, topping an open field by a wide margin with her time of 17:33.9. The next woman to cross the line was nearly two minutes behind Phillips. The Kleinburg, Ont. student-athlete also represented uOttawa well on Saturday, placing third at the McGill Open 4km cross country event. Her top finish helped the Gee-Gees team place fourth at the event.