Northern dominant at annual Canatara Meet of Champions

Bryar Fournie, of Northern Collegiate, was the winner of the Junior Girls’ division, running the five kilometres course in just over 20 minutes. Glenn Ogilvie

Journal Staff

Northern Collegiate’s high school runners took full advantage of home ‘park’ advantage at the Canatara Meet of Champions cross country meet, held Oct. 4.

About 350 runners from across Southwestern Ontario took part in the annual event.

A pair of Aidans from Northern, Aidan James and Aidan McKenney, placed 1st and 5th respectively in the midget boys 4000 metre event. St. Patrick’s Sebastien Frenette was 2nd in the same race.

Northern’s Bryar Fournie and Lindsey Barwitzki finished first and second in the junior girls 5000 metre.

And in the junior boys 5000 metre, just one second separated Northern’s Blake Freer and St. Patrick’s Connor Antosiak, who finished 1st and 2nd respectively. Local top five finishes included:

Midget girls 4000M

Team results: 3 – Northern

Midget boys 4000M

Team result: 1 – Northern

1 – Aidan James, Northern (15:47)

2 – Sebastien Frenette, St. Patrick’s (16:21)

5 – Aidan McKenney, Northern (17:04)

Junior girls 5000M

Team results: 1 – St. Patrick’s

1 – Bryar Fournie, Northern (20:13)

2 – Lindsey Barwitzki Northern (21:54)

5 – Sarah Smith, Great Lakes (22:38)

Junior boys 5000M

Team results:

1 – Northern

3 – Great Lakes

1 – Blake Freer, Northern (18:55)

2 – Connor Antosiak, St. Patrick’s (18:56)

3 – Carter Barron, Northern (19:19)

Senior girls 6000M

Team results:

1 – Northern

3 – St. Patrick’s

2 – Caroline Forbes, Northern (25:43)

3 – Kaylee White, Northern (26:29)

Senior boys 6000M

Team results:

1 – Northern

1 – Andrew Davies, Northern (21:19)

4 – Nick Forbes, Northern (23:20)

5 – Nathan Edlington, Northern (23:24)

Upwards of 350 runners from across Southwestern Ontario took part in the annual Canatara Meet of Champions.
Glenn Ogilvie

Dwarfed by the majestic and towering trees of Canatara Park, runners Connor Antosiak of St. Patrick’s and Blake Freer of Northern Collegiate jockey for position at the Canatara Meet of Champions last week.
Glenn Ogilvie