Hernewood wins three team ti­tles

Nearly 300 par­tic­i­pants take part in 2017 run­ning cham­pi­onships

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Hernewood In­ter­me­di­ate School claimed three team ti­tles Wed­nes­day dur­ing the 2017 Zone 1 Source for Sports Cross Coun­try Run­ning Cham­pi­onships. Hernewood had the top teams in the ban­tam boys, ban­tam girls and in­ter­me­di­ate boys cat­e­gories.

Al­ber­ton Ele­men­tary School’s Bella Lewis, had the largest mar­gin of vic­tory, win­ning the pre-novice girls’ race with 42 sec­onds to spare. Jarvis McRae from M.E. Cal­laghan had a 34-sec­ond cush­ion in the ban­tam boys race and Sa­van­nah Perry from Bloom­field won the novice girls race by 31 sec­onds.

This year’s meet at­tracted 293 run­ners from 11 schools. All schools from Evan­ge­line west, with the ex­cep­tion of Westisle, were rep­re­sented.

Two schools, École Évan­ge­line and St. Louis, tied for the team ti­tle in the pre-novice girls cat­e­gory. Other team ti­tles went to Ellerslie for pre-novice boys, Bloom­field for novice girls, Al­ber­ton for novice boys and M.E. Cal­laghan for in­ter­me­di­ate girls.

Meet man­ager Paul Goguen said the weather co-op­er­ated and the run­ners were able to master three de­mand­ing cour­ses on a gen­er­ally sunny day.

The top five teams, as well as the top 20 in­di­vid­ual run­ners in each cat­e­gory, qual­ify for the pro­vin­cial cross­coun­try cham­pi­onships which will be held on the same Mill River cour­ses on Satur­day, Oct. 21.

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Bella Lewis from Al­ber­ton Ele­men­tary School had opened up a wide hill by the first hill on the course and went on to win the pre-novice girls race in the Zone 1 Cros-Coun­try cham­pi­onships at Mill River Ex­pe­ri­ence Park Wed­nes­day, by 42 sec­onds, the largest win mar­gin of eight races.

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The top three run­ners in the Zone 1 Cross-Coun­try Cham­pi­onships novice girls race were al­ready in the lead pack as they came into a clear­ing Wed­nes­day. Heidi Arse­nault, from left, would fin­ish sec­ond, Brooke Doucet from St. Louis took third and Sa­van­nah Perry from Bloom­field took the win.

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Josh Cle­ments, left, run­ning for Hernewood has a slight lead on Fred­er­ick Morency, Évan­ge­line near the mid­way point of the Zone 1 in­ter­me­di­ate boys cross-coun­try race Wed­nes­day at Mill River. Cle­ments, would beat Morency to the line by 15 sec­onds.

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