City high school runners finish strong at meet

Troy Shantz

Northern Collegiate runners dominated the LKSSAA Cross-Country Championship in Blenheim on Oct. 19, with St. Patrick’s and Great Lakes also posting impressive finishes.

Andrew Davies and Caroline Forbes each did the Vikings proud, winning the Senior Boys and Senior Girls titles respectively.

Great Lakes runner Taijah Allen placed first in the Midget Girls run while Owen Norland and Alexandre Guidon of St. Pat’s were 2nd and 3rd in Junior Boys.

In addition to strong individual finishes from Great Lakes and St. Pat’s, Northern had 24 runners place in the top 15 of their respective events, allowing them to secure the fastest team times in four of six events.

Girls 3k Run Midget

1 – Allen, Taijah, Great Lakes

3 – Smith, Sarah, Great Lakes

4 Barwitzki, Lindsey, Northern

7 – Gould, Madi, Northern

8 – Allen, Shailah, Great Lakes

10 – Clark, Jadyn, Northern

15 – Greaves, Aliyah, Northern


Boys 5k Run Midget

2 – Biggar, Jack, Northern

3 – Freer, Blake, Northern

4 – Antosiak, Connor, St. Pat’s

5 – Howe, Michael, Northern

7 – Beauvais, Colton, Great Lakes

8 – Crombeen, Luke, St. Pat’s

9 – Handy, Michael, Northern

15 – Scott, Christopher, Northern


Girls 4k Run Junior

2 – White, Kaylee, Northern

5 – Magtanong, Mika, Northern

10 – Meere, Sam, Northern

13 – Vrolyk, Paige, St. Pat’s

15 – Willemsen, Mi, St. Pat’s


Boys 6k Run Junior

2 Norland, Owen, St. Pat’s

3 Guindon, Alexandre, St. Pat’s

6 Bore, Riley, Northern

7 Griffin, Kelland, Northern

10 Jones, Ethan, Northern

11 Schaefer, Stevie, Northern


Girls 5k Run Senior

1 – Forbes, Caroline, Northern

2 – Perkins, Lauren, Northern

8 – Scott, Sarah, Northern

9 – Chiavassa, Morena, Northern

12 – Jackson, McKenna, St. Pat’s

14 – Barwitzki, Katie, Northern


Boys 7k Run Senior

1 – Davies, Andrew, Northern

8 – Forbes, Nick, Northern

11 – McMurtrie, Stewart, St. Pat’s

13 – Harding, Noah, Northern

In the Mixed 3k Para Run, Craig Machan, Mathew Pastorius and Nick Vandyk, all of Alexander Mackenzie, finished one, two three.