On Thursday October 21, the Bluewater Athletics Association held its annual race for high school cross country teams in Walkerton. Several members of the Georgian Bay Coyotes were in attendance and they made their presence known.
Ethan Mei and Wes Brown both competed in the Novice boy’s race. Ethan paced himself well, knowing that bigger races are yet to come, and he still comfortably crossed the line in first place. Ethan and Wes both raced for St. Mary’s high school and their team’s efforts saw them win first place in the team awards.
Lindy Kingston took part in the Novice girl’s race and she also was part of the winning St. Mary’s high school team. Kara Tichbourne ran in the Senior division girls race as part of the Georgian Bay Community School team. She ran strategically and let several others battle their way to the finish line while she cruised through in fourth position.
These four runners will now prepare themselves to participate in CWOSSA which will take place on Thursday October the 28, at the Allan Park Conservation Area. Placing in the top six in the CWOSSA race, or being part of the top three school teams will allow runners to qualify for OFSAA on November the 6.
“While our high school aged runners prepare for these exciting races, many of our younger racers are headed to the Provincial Cross-Country Championships in Niagara Falls next weekend. It will be an exciting few weeks for the team,” said team organizers.
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