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Hundreds run in cross-country divisional meet

Nine schools field hundreds of runners from junior to high school

MOUNTAIN VIEW COUNTY — Nine schools fielded just shy of 200 runners last week for the Chinook’s Edge South Athletic Association cross-country divisional meet hosted in Sundre.

Organizers and athletes could not have hoped for much more favourable early fall weather conditions on Tuesday, Sept. 28 as the sky was largely clear with an occasional breeze to help keep things cool.

About 185 runners came from: Westglen School, Didsbury; Deer Meadow School, Olds; River Valley School, Sundre; Sundre High School; École Olds High School; Didsbury High School; Cremona School; Hugh Sutherland School, Carstairs; and Olds Koinonia Christian School.

First-place winners were as follows:

Bantam girls (junior high)

Kora Kniear, Olds Koinonia, 10:21.44

Bantam boys

Alec Johnson, Hugh Sutherland, 9:09.83

Midget girls
Gracie Jackson, River Valley School, 10:38.83

Midget boys

Jaren Leaver, Westglen, 8:57.11

Juvenile girls

Brooke Rosevear, Sundre High School, 15:35.74

Juvenile boys

Gavin Johnson, Hugh Sutherland, 13:46.93

Junior girls (high school)

Devyn Rice, École Olds High School, 19:52.24

Junior boys

Daniel Schafer, École Olds High School, 16:47.40

Intermediate girls

Erin Black, Didsbury High School, 26:02.10

Intermediate boys

Tate Shand, Sundre High School, 22:30.58

Senior girls

Belle Piche, Hugh Sutherland, 25:04.32

Senior boys

Landen Smith, Hugh Sutherland, 30:04.19

Simon Ducatel

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Simon Ducatel joined Mountain View Publishing in 2015 after working for the Vulcan Advocate since 2007, and graduated among the top of his class from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology's journalism program in 2006.
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