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Trio of Ontario runners commit to Tigers for 2019-20 season

Trio of Ontario runners commit to Tigers for 2019-20 season

Dalhousie Tigers cross country head coach Rich Lehman is proud to announce the commitment of Will Cox, Aidan Goslett and Daniel Rosen for the 2019-20 season.

Rosen, a middle-distance runner from Toronto, Ont, is a four-time Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) cross country qualifier who finished eighteenth this past year. The current record holder for the steeplechase in the Metro Region, Rosen is also an accomplished track athlete. In 2019 he finished sixth in the steeplechase at OFSAA, and tenth in the 3000m race. He is also a member of Canada’s silver medal-winning 4x400m team at the 2017 Maccabiah Games.

“I chose Dalhousie because of the combination of excellent academic and athletic opportunities,” says Rosen. “The co-op commerce program provides a well-rounded education and coach Rich and the team will help me achieve my goals and develop into a stronger athlete.”

Rosen will study commerce at Dalhousie.

Joining Rosen is fellow Toronto native and middle-distance runner Goslett.  Goslett finished third at the Metro Region cross country championship in 2018 and most recently ran a new personal best time of 3:59 in the 1500m at the London Distance Series 1500m Night. He was a member of the 2018 Central Toronto Athletic Club team that finished second at the Athletic Ontario Cross Country championship and third at the Athletics Canada national cross country championship.

“I am extremely excited to be competing as a Tiger,” says Goslett. “I am looking forward to what the future may hold.”

Goslett will be studying commerce at Dalhousie.

Rounding out the group of middle-distance runners joining the Tigers from Ontario, is Ottawa native Cox. A four-year member of the Ottawa Lions Track and Field Club, he won the national cross country U18 bronze medal in 2017. Most recently he was named the 2019 Colonel By Secondary School Male Athlete of the Year.

“I’m very excited to compete for the Tigers,” says Cox. “It will be a new experience running on a large team and I think it will be really fun to have lots of people around to train and become friends with.”

Cox will be studying Kinesiology at Dalhousie.

 “Will, Daniel and Aidan will highlight what is the best crop of male distance recruits we've had in my time at Dal,” says Lehman. “Will and Daniel were both top 20 at the OFSAA Cross Country Championships, which is one of the most competitive high school meets in North America. On the track, both Daniel and Aidan are sub four (minute) 1500m runners and Will is an OFSAA steeplechase bronze medallist. All three have the ability to contribute to our cross country and track teams right away.”